Speid warns of dangerous Cavalier trio

November 02, 2017
Cavalier's Alex Marshall (right) challenges Harbour View FC's Sheldon McKoy (center) during a Red Stripe Premier League match at the Stadium East Field last month. Looking on is Chevone Marsh.
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Cavalier SC head coach, Rudolph Speid, believes former St George's College, Alex Marshall has settled into life in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) and predicts the clever left-footer will be what he describes as a 'handful' for opposing defenders this season, including Humble Lion who travel to the Stadium East to face Cavalier in one of two games on today at 5 p.m.

Marshall was in sparkling form against Waterhouse on Sunday, creating both goals in a 2-0 win over the hosts at the Drewsland Stadium, and Speid said that his young star is finding his feet.

"He has taken a little while to find his feet in the Premier League, just like how he took a while to find his feet in the Super League last year. But Alex was always the best 13 year old, the best 15 year old, the best 17 year old and now the best 19 year old in the country.

"He played with the national team twice and that would have helped. But he is such an unselfish player. He just laid on those goals for other teammates when he could have tried himself. He is going to be a handful for defenders," Speid commented.

The Cavalier tactician noted that Marshall is part of an attacking trio, which calls itself the MHM (Marshall, Nicholas Hamilton and Chevone Marsh), and although Speid thought that they were not exceptional on Sunday, he thinks the trio is building chemistry and can only get better.

 

QUICK AND SKILLFUL

 

"We have a top three of players, not just Alex. They call themselves the 'MHM'. They are quick, skillful and dangerous and have licence to do their stuff. We set up for them to play the way they do.

"But this is a new team. We have new people, so we are still trying to gel. We haven't seen the best of them yet," he said.

Cavalier are sixth with seven points, and although Humble Lion is struggling in 10th with five points Speid in not taking them lightly. He also wants to avoid losing sixth place. "Humble Lion struggling doesn't mean anything. Sometimes teams are not having the luck, but Humble Lion is a quality team and they are bound to turn it on. We just hope it is after our game.

He added: "We don't want to lose our position. We want to be in the top six and now that we are there, we are going to try and maintain the position."

Today's games:

• Cavalier v Humble Lion at Stadium East 5 p.m.

• Sandals South Coast v Waterhouse at Frome 3 p.m.

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