Cavalier's young guns face Portmore test
Cavalier's young attackers will today face a big test against Portmore's United tight defenders when the teams meet in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) second-round at Stadium East, starting at 8:30 p.m.
The home side, Cavalier have some quality players in their line-up and they will need them all as they come up against a Portmore United defence that has proven themselves all season to be a stingy bunch, conceding just six goals in eleven games so far this campaign.
Technical director of Cavalier, Rudolph Speid is looking forward to the contest and comes across as a man highly confident that his young charges will unlock their opponents' defensive system and come away with a positive result.
"Portmore is a good team, but our team is improving. We gave young Parris his debut coming off the bench against Arnett last Thursday. Now, he will be early (starting), alongside his national senior team-mates, Alex Marshall and Chevon 'Messi' Marsh," Speid told STAR Sports yesterday.
He said that the 17 year-old Parris, who just concluded his schoolboy season with Dinthill Technical will be better prepared for tonight's game.
"Parris will be better prepared for this game. We have quality young players in the team, so the team will continue to display an attacking blend of football," Speid added.
Meanwhile, head coach of Portmore United, Shavar Thomas is also predicting a good game.
"It is going to be an exciting game. We are looking to go there and get three points. They are in good form, so I think it will be a good one," Thomas pointed out.
In yesterday's game, Sandals South Coach edged Boys' Town 1-0 in a bottom of the table clash at Frome Complex. Sandals picked up their second win of the season courtesy of a goal by Jamoy Sibblies in the 49th minute.
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