Undisciplined bunch - Rivoli coach threatens changes

June 20, 2017
Rivoli's Liston James goes up to head the ball away from Priory Academy's Maurico Gordon in their match at Drax Hall in St Ann, in the Magnum-Charley's JB Premier League play-off on Sunday.
Anthony Thompson

COACH Anthony Thompson on Sunday said it will be difficult for Rivoli to return to the Premier League, following a second loss in three games in the promotion play-off series.

Rivoli went down 0-1 to Priory at Drax Hall in St Ann and are on one point, a wafer-thin mathematical chance with three games remaining in the return stage.

Cavalier and Sandals South Coast are joint leaders on five points apiece, closely followed by Prior on four points as the teams battle for two spots in the  new Premier League season.

"It was disappointing to lose to Priory. We have a slim chance of making it back to the Premier League. It is a hard task for us," a disappointed Thompson told STAR Sports after the game.

"Now, it is really hard to be done. I have to try something different in the three games remaining. Probably we will have to look at different players," he added.

Rivoli players verbally attacked each other after the defeat that hurt their chances of advancing.

"The team is undisciplined. That is the reason we are in this situation," Thompson pointed out.

Rivoli will play away to Cavalier in their return game at Stadium East Complex, tomorrow, starting at 3:30 p.m. The teams had battled to a 1-1 draw in the first leg at Prison Oval on June 11.

In the other game, Sandals South Coast host Priory at Crocs Lawn in Westmoreland, also at 3:30 p.m.


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