We shall overcome, says Price - Boys' Town coach dismisses relegation
It is do or die for last-place Boys' Town in their five remaining Red Stripe Premier League fixtures. Though the Red Brigade did themselves some good with a 1-0 win against joint next-to-last Maverley-Hughenden on Sunday, they must continue winning to remain in the league.
Coach Andrew Price said they have no one to blame but themselves.
"We have put ourselves in this position, so each remaining game is a must-win from here, but the team has shown character in the last two games against fellow strugglers Maverley and Jamalco," he said with a tinge of hope, before making reference to last season when the team pulled off an escape act.
"We were in the same situation last season and escaped relegation. We have a rescheduled game against champions Montego Bay United on Thursday, at Barbican, where we have been playing home games for the past two years. We believe we can match Montego Bay and keep fighting," he added.
Boys' Town are on 26 points from 28 games, the same as Jamalco. However, they are behind the Clarendon team on goal difference. Maverley and Waterhouse are both on 28 points, still in the red zone.
Among Boys' Town's remaining games are fixtures against close neighbours Tivoli Gardens, March 26 at Edward Seaga Stadium, and Arnett Gardens, April 9, the final match-day of the preliminary stage.
"We have the quality players in the squad to get out. Every game will be look on as a Cup final," Price pointed out.
A long-time Boys' Town supporter, Marlene Campbell, is also confident that her beloved team will be in the Premier League next season.
"One thing I can tell you is that we won't be relegated this season. Earlier in the season, the team was not playing well. Now they have improved, especially in recent games. We know the importance of staying in the league and what it means for the community," said Campbell, who grew up in the Denham Town area and have been supporting Boys' Town for the last 30 years.