Boys' Town's youthful additions give Price hope

January 25, 2017
Jamiel Hardware (right) representing Boys' Town FC in 2011, before leaving Jamaica to play for clubs overseas.

Coach of Boys' Town senior men's football team Andrew Price is highly confident that the young players added to the Red Stripe Premier League squad will move the club from the cellar position to a more challenging situation.

Despite Boys' Town in last place on 15 points from 20 games, with only four wins, three drawn encounters and 13 losses, Price says that the youngsters have brought renewed energy to the Collie Smith Drive-based club.

Currently, the club is far from the glory days when they were a giant in local football, but the former Boys' Town and national defender says the future look bright.

Price is optimistic following his team's 1-0 win against rivals Harbour View last Sunday night at Harbour View Stadium. Andrew 'Alvez' Allen scored the winning goal in the third minute.

In that game, the brave coach introduced several youngsters, including three schoolboys in the starting eleven.

Among the youngsters that played are 17-year-old goalkeeper Shavian Wilson of Excelsior High as well as Chavanney Willis and Orlando Brown of Manning Cup champions Jamaica College.

"We are blending the youngsters with the experienced players as I am willing to put young players on the field," Price told STAR Sports yesterday.

"A lot of youth have been promoted from the squad that won the KSAFA Under-20 title last summer. Right now, we have a cadre of players that can help the team. We are not far away so the aim is to push forward with 12 games remaining in the preliminary stage," the former St George's College schoolboy star stated.

In addition to the schoolboys, Boys' Town's roster include the competition's leading goalscorer Shamar Nicholson, who is on 10 goals, Jamiel Hardware, plus veteran players such as Michael Campbell, Daemion Benjamin, Wayne Ellis and Garfield Gillespie.

Boys' Town are scheduled to tackle promoted Maverley-Hughenden on RSPL matchday 21 next Sunday at Barbican Complex, starting at 3 p.m.

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