Petrojam confident of retaining title
Reigning champions Petrojam are confident of retaining the Western Sports/Kingston and St Andrew Business House Football Association Division One title when they face former champions ScotiaBank in the final at Winchester Park, St George's College, today, starting at 4 p.m.
In the curtain-raiser, Appliance Traders Limited Group and Peak Bottling will meet in the Division Two final at 2 p.m.
The games were originally scheduled a week ago, but postponed due to heavy rains.
Petrojam are heavily favoured to win the clash and hold the advantage, following a 2-1 win over their opponent during the preliminary stage.
Petrojam's manager Robert Blake said that the one-week delay has not affected his team. They are ready to do battle against Scotiabank.
"The team is in high spirit. We are ready for the game. The delay is good for us as last year's top goalscorer Andrew Christie will be available for the first time this season. He is fit for the final," Blake told STAR Sports yesterday.
Christie apart, The Lenworth 'Teacher' Hyde-coached Petrojam will continue to rely on national striker Fabian Reid, Leon Strickland, Renae Lloyd, David 'Beckham' Stultz and captain Jothan Watson to add to their seven titles.
Upstage the champions
ScotiaBank eliminated RJR/GLEANER 4-1 in the semi-final two weeks ago, and will look to upstage the champions.
Coach Marcel Gayle will bank on Donovan Alvaranga, veteran Kevin Lamey, Davion Garrison, Kemar Flemmings, among others for victory.
In the Division Two final, the Jerome Waite-coached ATL, who defeated Hunduja Global Solution 1-0, will be seeking to go all the way this year , after losing in the semi-final in 2015 and 2016. They will look to semi-final hero Keyshawn Williams, goalkeeper Leon Taylor, Al Nesbeth, Troy Reid and Jamoy Sibblies.
Coach Omar Stanley of Peak Bottling is confident that his team will win the final with players such Jermaine Savage, David Smith, Andre Wheeler, Fabian Cooke, Daniel Green and prolific goalscorer Troyland Williams for victory.