Maverley, Waterhouse for hot Jackie Bell KO clash
Neighbouring clubs Water-house and Maverley-Hughenden will renew rivalry when they clash in the Locker Room/KSAFA Jackie Bell knockout third round at Maverley Park, today starting at 3 p.m.
Both communities are divided by the Washington Boulevard, and in the past had some fierce battles. It has been many years since the clubs met in a competitive fixture, but already there is a big buzz in the communities ahead of today's match.
Reigning Jackie Bell champions Waterhouse, although struggling in the Red Stripe Premier League, are looking forward to the encounter as they eye a sixth hold on the Corporate Area title.
Waterhouse coach, Paul Young, says he will not be taking his opponents lightly.
"It is a very important competition, so we will approach the game in a serious way," Young said.
"Maverley/Hughenden are a good team and they have upgraded their field. so I'm expecting a good game," Young told STAR Sports.
Young will look to veteran Kevin Lamey, Theo Brown, Dale Reid and Kenroy Howell to get past Maverley-Hughenden.
On the other hand, KSAFA Super League contenders Maverley-Hughenden are bracing for a tough game.
"It's gonna be a tough one," Lijyasu 'Shaka' Simms, coach of Maverley-Hughenden, told STAR Sports.
Maverley/Hughenden have a good squad. Former Tivoli Gardens and national youth defender Kasai Hinds is expected to add experience to the backline.
They will also rely on captain Andrew Peddlar, Phillip Peddie, Wayne Williams and Odayne Burgher to upset the champions.
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(All games start at 3 p.m.)