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Two matches on today in JFF Premier League Play-offs

Sunday, May 26, 2019

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There will be two games on today in the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Play-offs as Faulkland FC host Downs FC at WesPow Park and Lime Hall CC take on Vere United at Drax Hall. Both games are scheduled to start at 3:30 pm.

The play-offs to the Red Stripe Premier League started last Wednesday with Molynes United of Kingston and St Andrew emerging the only winner of the three games with a 2-0 victory over St Thomas' Baptiste Alliance at York Sports Complex. Otis Friend scored both goals sixth and 72nd minutes.

Downs FC of Manchester and Lime Hall of St Ann played to a 0-0 draw as did St James' Wadadah and Clarendon outfit Vere United.

So, Molynes United have jumped to the top of the seven-team group with three points, while Downs, Lime Hall, Wadadah and Vere United are on a point each.

Wadadah, champions of the Premier League twice in 1988 and 1992 and relegated in 2007, where scheduled to play Baptiste Alliance of St Thomas yesterday (Saturday) at WesPow park in St James, but the game was not completed up to press time.

Wadadah will have the chance to go top if they beat Baptiste Alliance as early leaders Molynes United will be inactive this round.

Meanwhile, Faulkland of St James was the only team not in action last week and they bow into action today against Downs looking to kick-start their campaign on a winning note.

Downs, on the other hand, have a point already and they, too, could go top with four points with a win. Lime Hall and Vere United are on a point each looking to stay in touch with the leaders.

In this newly formatted competition consisting of seven teams instead of the usual four, the top-two teams will be promoted to the Red Stripe Premier League after six games. There will be no home and away matches as every team will play each other only once.

Montego Bay United of St James and Westmoreland-based Reno were the two teams relegated from the Red Stripe Premier League last season.

— Howard Walker


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