Cavalier face Sandals in 'crocodile' territory

June 17, 2017
Aaron Lawrence

Sandals South Coast head coach Aaron Lawrence will look to capitalise on their second home game in the Magnum/JB Charley/Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Premier League play-offs when they face-off against Cavalier in a top-of-the-table clash at Crocs Lawn in Westmoreland tomorrow, starting at 3:30 p.m.

After two rounds, Cavalier lead the four-team play-offs on four points, same as Sandals South Coast. However, Cavalier enjoy a plus-three goal difference. Sandals have a plus one goal difference.

The other two teams, Rivoli and Priory have a point a piece heading into the third round of games.

Sandals won their first home game 2-1 against Rivoli while Cavalier also won their first home game against Priory 3-0 at the Stadium East.

"This one is very critical," Lawrence told STAR Sports yesterday.

"We have to win this game against Cavalier. It is like a Cup final that everyone is looking forward to see. It would make a big difference, we could look forward to the future. It is a big one that we will relish at Crocs Lawn where we have not lost a game in two seasons. We have drawn a few, but it won't be easy for any team to beat us there," Lawrence boasted.

Sandals will look to continue their home run with key players such as Junior Neil, Dervin Campbell and Leonard Rankine.

Cavalier's, technical director, Rudolph Speid said that he is making all preparations to go there to upstage Sandals South Coast.

"I did not know they have not lost there in two seasons but our plan is to go there for three points," Speid said

Speid admitted that Sandals South Coast have the advantage with their favourable draw of three consecutive home games.

"But we are going there for full points that would be crucial to our ambitions," Speid emphasised.

Cavalier will look for an upset with players such as Ryan Miller who scored against Priory three days ago; Keiron Brock, Alex Marshall, Nicholas Hamilton, and Oshane Jenkins.

In the other game, Priory host Rivoli United at Drax Hall in St Ann, also starting at 3:30 p.m. Both teams need a win to move up the table, after losing their games last Wednesday.

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