Speid not worried about Drax Hall trip

June 24, 2017

Cavalier's technical director, Rudolph Speid, said he is more concerned that after four rounds of action in the JFF-Charley's JB Rum Premier League play-offs no team has won away, than he is that his team has poor record at Drax Hall.

Cavalier travel to St Ann knowing that that Drax Hall has not been their happiest of hunting grounds and that's where they face Priory in their penultimate game tomorrow at 3:30 p.m.

In 2008, when on the verge of qualification, Cavalier went to Drax Hall for the final play-off game against Benfica needing only a point to seal qualification.


Not too concerned


However two goals in the last 10 minutes saw the team slump to defeat, failing to advance to the nation's top-flight.

The following season the team overcame that hurdle and beat Volvo (now Priory).

"I am not too concerned about the history," said Speid.

"What I am concern about is the fact that no team has won an away game in these play-offs. We know that if we get three points it would basically qualify us, and we want to have matter in our own hands," he added.

"We expect a very difficult game, and this (Priory) team because if they do not win they are out of the play-offs, so we expect them to come very hard at us and we expect to give everything. But we are quietly confident that we can go there and win.

"The idea is to win on Sunday and qualify," he insisted

Cavalier defeated Priory 3-0 in the first round but Speid anticipates a very different match from the one they played at Stadium East.

"Every game is different, we beat this team three-nil and drew with Rivoli and they defeated Rivoli. So every game is different. Plus they have a new coach and there has been a change in style and personnel so we expect things will be different and that it will be a very tough game," he added.

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