Reggae Youths, Cambridge seek fourth-straight wins in St James FA Major League
Reggae Youths' Denardo Kerr (right) and Flanker FC's Kamano Christie battle for the ball in Thursday's St James FA /Sandals Resorts  International Major League game played at the UDC field. Reggae Youths won the game 3-1 to extend their winning run to three games. (Photo: Paul Reid)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Reggae Youths and Cambridge FC will put their perfect records on the line Friday when they meet in the St James Football Association/Sandals Resorts International Major League first-round game at the UDC field, starting at 3:00 pm.

Both teams share the lead in the points standings with a maximum nine points from three games, but Reggae Youths lead with a better goal difference.

Also on Friday, Flanker FC will host Montego Bay Boys' Club while a day later third-placed Lilliput Rovers host Granville FC at Spot Valley High.

Reggae Youths and Cambridge FC extended their winning starts to three victories after beating Flanker FC and Montego Bay Boys' Club respectively last weekend.

Reggae Youths beat Flanker FC 3-1 at the UDC field on Friday, a day before Cambridge FC edged winless Montego Bay Boys' Club 1-0 as former champions Granville FC got their first win after beating Heights FC 1-0.

Reggae Youths raced to a quick 2-0 lead over Flanker FC as Oshane Thompson opened the scoring in the eighth minute with his fourth goal of the season while Thomas Scott added the second in the 22nd minute.

Denri Williams pulled one back for Flanker FC when he scored in the 40th minute but Chadane Blagrove restored Reggae Youths's two-goal margin when he scored deep in time added at the end of the second half.

Shayiem Barracks's 20th-minute goal was enough for Cambridge FC to beat Montego Bay Boys' Club on Saturday.

Former champions Granville FC also had a 1-0 win over Heights FC with Kavarn Wilson scoring in the 36th minute.

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

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