YORK, St Thomas — Leaders Chapleton Maroons and Faulkland FC will be hoping to continue their unbeaten runs in the Jamaica Football Federation National Tier Two league today when they take on Baptist Alliance and Portlanders FC, respectively, in the sixth round of matches.
Chapleton Maroons, who lead with 15 points, will be going after their sixth consecutive win while Faulkland C, who were held to a 1-1 draw in their opening mach, will be seeking their fifth-straight win.
Treasure Beach FC will hope to bounce back form their loss on Sunday when they take on Albion Mountain and a fourth- vs fifth-placeed game at Breds Sports Complex while Downs YC and Tru Juice FC, both on six points, will meet at Downs Community Centre.
Chapleton Maroons had their first scare on Sunday, coming from behind with two goals in the last 10 minutes to beat Wadada United 2-1 at home and will take on a Baptist Alliance team that could be boosted playing at home.
Baptist Alliance have lost back to back games coming into today’s encounter and will hope to avoid falling too far behind with more than half the schedule played.
Kahiem Dixon, who has scored six goals, is expected to lead the Maroons attack today against the Baptist Alliance defense that has conceded 12 goals in five games, five coming against Faulkland FC in St James on Sunday.
Faulkland FC are on a roll and have scored 17 goals in their last four games, but come up against a Portlanders FC who are one spot below them in the points tables — four points adrift.
The St James team will be without two starters from Sunday’s win over Baptist Alliance in Ronaldo McLeish, who was sent off and will definitely not be eligible, while captain and centre half Michael McLoud had to be helped off the field after he suffered a blow to his head and was knocked unconscious.
Faulkland FC should, however, be able to fill the gaps and should be able to get three points against a team that has conceded 10 goals but are coming off a morale boosting win over a good Treasure Beach team on Sunday.
Despite their loss on Sunday — ending a three games winning run — Treasure Beach are still in fourth place and will host Albion Mountain who have climbed into fifth place, two points behind Treasure Beach.
Treasure Beach will enjoy home advantage over the St Mary club that has scored just six goals in their five games while letting in seven.
Downs YC and Tru Juice FC will have semi-final opes but they must start winning with consistency starting today.
Hopewell United won for the first time in four outings last weekend, edging Lime Hall 1-0 and travels to a struggling Falmouth United at Elleston Wakeland Centre while Wadada United will hope for a rare win when they host Lime Hall Academy at Irwin High.
Falmouth United vs Hopewell United @ Elleston Wakeland Centre
Downs YC vs Tru Juice @ Downs Community Centre
Wadada United vs Lime Hall @ Irwin High
Treasure Beach vs Albion Mountain @ Breds Sports Complex
Baptist Alliance vs Chapleton Maroons @ York Sports Complex
Faulkland FC vs Portlanders FC @ WesPow Park
All games start at 3:30 pm