Wadadah FC seek to maintain unbeaten record against Grand Palladium

Thursday, January 17, 2019

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — Defending champions Wadadah FC will seek to maintain their unbeaten record against Grand Palladium when they meet in a Jamaica Football Federation Western Confederation Charley's JB Rum Super League second-round game on Sunday at the UDC field, set to kick off at 3:00 pm.

Wadadah FC are in second place in Zone 2 on 12 points, one behind leaders Falmouth United and three points more than the resurgent Grand Palladium, who have won their last three games after losing their first three.

A number of other crucial games are also scheduled for Sunday with both zone leaders needing to win to stay in front of the chasing pack. Faulkland FC will host winless and pointless Somerton FC at Jarrett Park, while Falmouth United, coming off their first loss this season, will play a tough Hopewell United at Orchard.

Wadadah FC have won two of their three games against Grand Palladium, including edging the Hanover team 3-2 in the first- round, and will seek to slow them down when they come to Montego Bay.

Grand Palladium are on a high after clipping the wings of the high-flying Falmouth United on Sunday, and should be gunning to maintain their good run.

Kemario James has cooled off since scoring four goals in his team's first three games – all wins – but Matthew Thorpe, who scored two in their win on Sunday, will hope to start a good run of his own.

Sheldon Smith is the top man at Grand Palladium, scoring four goals – two against Falmouth United – and should put the Wadadah FC to the test.

Faulkland FC's four-game winning run ended in their 0-0 draw at Harmony FC, the second time the teams were sharing points this season, but should get the better of the hapless, overmatched Somerton FC, who have lost all six games, the longest run of futility in the league in years.

Somerton FC, who were promoted this year, have conceded 20 goals, and could suffer another big loss on Sunday.

Falmouth United must be on top of their game if they are not to suffer back-to- back losses, as they are to face an ambitious Hopewell United team that are be seeking at least a semi-final spot in their second season at this level.

Hopewell United are coming off a 0-0 draw, and could still end the round in pole position in the zone.

Sandals South Coast will be seeking to atone for their loss to Granville United in the first-round and have held their last two opponents scoreless, while scoring five goals.

Granville United will need Ewan Barton in their team if they are to take three points away to Sandals South Coast at Crocs Lawn as without the teenage midfielder the offense is one dimensional and without much creativity.

Harmony FC have not scored in their last two games after a big 6-1 win over Somerton FC and have to find their shooting boots soon if they are to stay in touch with the leaders.

On Sunday, they go to Lucea FC who they had beaten 2-0 in the first-round and will hope Dean Lloyd Reid and Kevin Woolery can find the back of the net.

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