Wadadah, Granville seek to extend winning ways

Sunday, December 16, 2018

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GRANVILLE, St James — Defending champions Wadadah FC and former winners Granville United will today seek to extend their winning starts to three-straight in the Jamaica Football Federation's Western/ Confederation Charley's JB Rum Super League.

A full slate of games is down to be contested today, with the two St James clubs gunning to extend their best-ever start in the second-tier club competition.

Wadadah FC will host Reggae Youths in a St James derby at the UDC field, while Granville will also be home to Harmony FC of Trelawny at Granville Community Centre, both set to start at 3:00 pm.

In other games, Faulkland FC, last season's beaten finalists, will be home to Sandals South Coast at Jarrett Park; Hopewell United will face Grand Palladium in a Hanover derby at Orchard Sports Complex, Falmouth United and Delveland PYC will be at Elleston Wakeland Centre, and Lucea FC and Somerton will meet in a match up of promoted teams at Watson Taylor Park.

The defending champions matched their best-ever start with back-to-back wins after edging newcomers Delveland PYC 1-0 in a rescheduled game at the UDC field on Thursday, and face a Reggae Youth team in crisis, which has lost all the points from their first two games.

Wadadah FC will start favourites to make it three from three led, a surge led by Kemiro James who has scored three goals in their two games so far.

Granville United are off to their best start ever with back-to-back wins, but face an ambitious Harmony FC team that will be seeking to go further than their semi-final achievement last season.

Harmony FC came from behind late to earn a draw against Faulkland FC in Montego Bay, then beat Lucea FC 2-0 last week to be two points behind the leaders.

Ewan Barton could be a handful for the Harmony FC defenders and will lead the Granville United attack along with Oniel Pringle and Damion Reid.

Faulkland FC are also on four points in Zone 1 and will face a Sandals South Coast team coming off a loss at Granville on Tuesday who will be gunning to atone.

Faulkland FC have not been convincing so far and struggled against an ordinary Somerton FC team on Tuesday, and will find the Sandals South Coast team a tougher opponent.

Falmouth FC were held goalless by 10-man Hopewell United last week and will be up against Delveland PYC in another meeting of promoted teams, and should have home field advantage.

The clash at Orchard will be for bragging rights in Hanover and Hopewell United will have the edge against a Grand Palladium team coming off back-to-back 2-3 losses.

At Watson Taylor Park, Lucea FC and Somerton FC will be seeking their first win and point after both teams lost their opening games, with just one goal scored between them and conceding nine combined.

Today's games

Wadadah FC vs Reggae Youths- UDC 3:00 pm

Faulkland FC vs Sandals South Coast- Jarrett Park 3:00 pm

Hopewell United vs Grand Palladium-Orchard Sports Complex 3:00 pm

Granville United vs Harmony FC- Granville Comm Cntre 3:00 pm

Falmouth United vs Delveland PYC- EWYC 3:00 pm

Lucea FC vs Somerton FC- Watson Taylor Park 3:00 pm

— Paul Reid

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