Former champions Harbour View will go into today’s set of matches in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) with the advantage as the battle for the fourth place continues. The stars of the East, as Harbour View are dubbed, currently occupy the fourth spot on 39 points, the same as UWI FC, but with a superior goal difference. What gives them the edge today is the match-up. While Harbour View will play away to the inconsistent Boys Town, UWI FC will host defending champions and the team occupying second spot, Arnett Gardens. Of the opposing teams, Boys’ Town are the easier of the two while only a brave person would bet against Arnett Gardens defeating UWI FC. Arnett Gardens are filled with ammunition and with the likes of the in-form Michaelous Martin, their leading scorer Kemal Malcolm, Leon Strickland and Newton Sterling. Any of those forwards can provide the goods on the day. With UWI FC’s slow defensive unit and Deno Schaffe being out, it will take a major effort to keep Arnett Gardens off the score sheet. UWI FC are also capable of finding the back of the net through Girvon Brown, Anthony, Grant, Anthony Greenland and Kemar Cummings. Since his return to the island from the USA, Brian Brown has been in good goal-scoring form and is expected to lead the Harbour View attack against Boys’ Town. P W D L GF GA GD Pts MoBay U 29 15 11 3 47 17 30 56 Arnett 29 16 6 7 44 22 22 54 Portmore 29 16 6 7 36 24 12 54 H View 29 9 12 8 34 29 5 39 UWI 29 10 9 10 33 39 -6 39 H Lion 29 9 11 9 23 27 -4 38 Boys’ T 29 9 8 12 33 44 -11 35 Tivoli 29 9 6 14 31 37 -6 33 Cavalier 29 8 9 12 23 29 -6 33 Reno 29 7 11 11 28 45 -17 32 W’house 29 6 10 13 26 35 -9 28 Rivoli 29 6 9 14 31 41 -11 27 Today’s Games – 8:40 p.m.: Montego Bay United vs Portmore United – Montego Bay Sports Complex POINTS STANDING Tomorrow’s game: – 3:30 p.m.: Boys’ Town vs Harbour View – Barbican Stadium – 3:30 p.m.: Reno vs Tivoli Gardens – Frome Complex – 3:30 p.m.: Humble Lion vs Waterhouse – Effortville Community Centre – 3:30 p.m.: Rivoli United FC vs Cavalier – Prison Oval – 3:30 p.m.: UWI FC vs Arnett Gardens – UWI Bowl, Mona
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Mende said the attack was unprovoked, and police refused Friday to speculate on a motive. Mende, who is still recovering from stab wounds, said neighbors pounded on the door of his North Hollywood home at 6 a.m. Friday to bring him the news that police had a suspect in custody. “I’m glad,” Mende said. “That’s what we were hoping for. It would be terrible if he could hide someplace and never be found.” One of Hapke’s stepsons, Brent Turnham, 32, of Burbank, said more than 450 people attended Hapke’s funeral Wednesday. “It’s a shame my father had to lose his life to this senselessness, and he was just a good man,” Turnham said. “My dad had friends from the highest places to the lowest; if there was a party, everyone would gather around him to hear him talk because he was so animated. He would captivate anyone’s attention.” — Lisa M. Sodders, (818) 713-3663 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A 50-year-old man with an “extensive” criminal record was in custody Friday in the fatal stabbing of a 65-year-old commercial painter in Beverly Hills’ first homicide since 2001, officials said. Nathan Hall was arrested about 9:20 p.m. Thursday after he was found hiding in the attic of his home in South Los Angeles, authorities said. He was being held without bail on suspicion of first-degree murder in the slaying of Jurgen Hapke, 65, of Burbank. Beverly Hills detective Sgt. Jack Douglas said Hall has an “extensive criminal history” including previously alleged acts of violence. Hapke, 65, was killed about 7 a.m. Dec. 14, outside the Wells Fargo Bank in the 9300 block of Wilshire Boulevard, when he came to the aide of his best friend and business partner, Helmut Mende, 71, who was attacked by a man wielding a large kitchen knife.