4 in a row?
Granville hunts fourth-straight victory
Reggae Youths' Chander-Paul Dehaney (centre) evades two players from Heights FC, Damar Scott (left) and Damari Wolfe in last Thursday's St James FA Sandals Resorts Major League game played at the UDC Field. Reggae Youths won the game 2-0 to extend their perfect start to five games. (Photo: Paul Reid)

GRANVILLE, St James - Former champions Granville United will be going after a fourth-straight win on Thursday when they take on Cambridge FC at the Granville Community Centre as the first round of the St James Football Association Sandals Resorts Major League comes to an end.

After a slow start, losing their first two games, Granville United have won their last three and takes on a Cambridge FC team that are winless in their last two after winning their first three.

Also on Thursday, Heights FC and Flankers FC will meet at the UDC Field, while on Friday Reggae Youths will seek to end the first round with a perfect win record when they play Lilliput Rovers at UDC Field.

Granville United are coming off a big 7-1 win over Montego Bay Boys Club on Thursday, their third-straight victory after wins over Lilliput Rovers and Montego Bay Boys Club after they lost their first two games 5-2 to Reggae Youths and 3-1 to Flankers FC.

Cambridge FC meanwhile have hit a hurdle with two games without a win after winning their first three games but are still in second place in the points tables on 10 points, five behind Reggae Youths and one more than Granville United.

Four players have scored two goals for Granville United and the coaching staff will hope they will be able to take them to another win today.

Heights FC and Flankers FC both need to win to get back into semi-final contention and will hope to end the round on a high.

Heights FC have lost four straight games after opening the season with a win over Boys Club, while Flankers FC are coming off a win in their most recent game.

In Friday's game Reggae Youths will be gunning for their sixth-straight win when they take on Lilliput Rovers who are in fourth position on eight points from just two wins and are winless in their last two outings, losing to Granville United and giving up a goal in stoppage time and having to settle for a draw.

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com

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