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Granville United fight to avoid relegation in Western Confed

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer

Thursday, March 16, 2017    

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THREE MILES RIVER, Westmoreland — Defending champions Granville United will have two chances in four days starting this afternoon to rescue themselves from the relegation zone of the Jamaica Football Federation Western Confederation Charley’s JB rum Super League.

After Saturdays 1-3 loss to semi-finals qualifiers Sandals South Coast at home, Granville United fell to ninth position on 12 points.

But if they can beat fellow strugglers Three Miles River and Holland United they could create some breathing room.

Today, they travel to 11th -placed Three Miles River for a rescheduled game, and will host last-placed Holland United at Granville on Sunday — both games set to start at 3:30pm.


With a place in the semi-finals still a long shot, Granville United’s immediate focus will be to secure their spot in the competition next season.

A perennial title contender, Granville United edged Sandals South Coast on penalty kicks last season, but failed to win a single game in the Confederation play-offs. and that poor form carried over to this season when they won just once in their first five games.

While goals have been hard to come by with just 15 scored, they have been generous at the back, allowing 18 tying for third worst of the 12 teams in the competition.

Meanwhile, both Three Miles River and Holland will also be fighting against the drop. Both are on six points, two behind Petersfield, who snapped a 10-game winless run last weekend, but could run out of games with just four rounds left to be played.

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