Priory plan to tame Sandals Crocs

June 21, 2017
Goalscorer Jamal Stoddart (right) celebrates with Priory Academy teammate Kenroy Grooves during their Premier League play-off against Rivoli United at Drax Hall, St Ann, on Sunday.Priory won 1-0.

PRORY striker Jamal Studdart said Sunday's Premier League play-off win against Rivoli United served as tonic for the St Ann team's return game this afternoon against Sandals South Coast, who are at home and atop the standings with Cavalier.

In his first start off a lay-up from back and hamstring problems, Studdart's first-half strike handed Priory a 1-0 win, keeping them in contention for a promotion spot in the new Premier League season.

 

Maximum points

 

Priory moved to four points, one off Cavalier and Sandals South Coast in the four-team play-off series.

The burly 29-year-old forward is looking forward to returning from Sandals South Coast with maximum points.

"I was very ecstatic after scoring as it was an important game last Sunday. It has given the team a momentum going forward and serves as added motivation," Studdart told STAR Sports on the eve of their 3:30 return game against Sandals South Coast.

The first leg had ended in a 1-1 draw on June 11 at Drax Hall, St Ann. With three round of games remaining in the series, Studdart said the group is confident of winning today.

'It was good to get the monkey off our back as that victory (last) Sunday was the first at home for Volvo (now Priory SA) during three seasons in the play-offs," he explained.

"We are confident, we know that two more wins from the three games will carry us to the Premier League. They (Sandals South Coast) are a very good team and they will feel confident playing at home but that could work in our favour," the former Ferncourt High daCosta Cup player reasoned.

"We have to focus on keeping a clean sheet as a goal could score in a second," Studdart pointed out.

In the other game on today, Cavalier oppose Rivoli United at Stadium East, also starting at 3:30 p.m.

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