Sandals SC field will be upgraded upon RSPL qualification
Should Sandals South Coast qualify for the Red Stripe Premier League on Sunday head coach Aaron Lawrence says work will start immediately to make the team's home field the best in the country.
"We want to make it as early as possible in order to start work on the field. If we qualify on Sunday, we will start working on the field on Monday. We also plan to put in stands and changing rooms to meet the requirement. The field will be one of the best in the island," Lawrence bragged to STAR Sports yesterday.
Sandals are a point away from qualification and Lawrence believes that earning one point from his team's remaining two games would be enough to take them to a historic qualification to the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) next season.
Sandals South Coast are in pole position in the Magnum/Charley's JB/Jamaica Football Federation (JFF)-Premier League play-off on eight points, followed by Cavalier SC (6), Priory (4) and Rivoli United (2).
The Westmoreland-based team will be travelling to Prison Oval in Spanish Town for a clash against last placed Rivoli tomorrow, starting at 3;30 p.m.
They are hunting at least a draw that could ensure early qualification to the RSPL for the first time in the club's short history.
“I know that Rivoli is not going to say die, they still have a chance and will come to score goals against us," Lawrence told STAR Sports yesterday morning.
"We have two games to go to get a point for one of two qualification spots. We won't go there to be defensive, but the best means of defence is to attack," he insisted.
He also said that the players, management and supporters are anxiously awaiting qualification.
"Mr (Butch) Stewart and his son (Adam) are fully behind the team. They are really looking forward for Sandals to be in the Premiership," he emphasised.
In another game, second-place Cavalier and Priory SA will do battle for vital points when they clash at Drax Hall in St Ann, also at 3:30 p.m.
A win for Cavalier would put the Rudolph Speid-coached team into the Premiership, while Priory must at least earn a point to stay alive in the race.
Teams MP W D L GF GA GD Pts
Sandals South Coast 4 2 2 0 5 3 2 8
Cavalier SC 4 1 3 0 6 3 3 6
Priory SA 4 1 1 2 2 5 -3 4
Rivoli United 4 0 2 2 3 5 -2 2