No ease-up - Tivoli's Edwards

December 13, 2017
Edwards

Tivoli Gardens coach Omar Edwards said there will no favour granted to his former team, Boys' Town, when the teams clash at Edward Seaga Stadium today, starting at 3 p.m.

Tivoli are fourth on 23 points behind leaders Arnett Gardens (30) whereas Boys' Town are cemented at the foot of the table on seven points.

Edwards, who spent some 10 years as assistant coach at Boys' Town, will be gunning to beat them for the second time this season. In the first meeting, Tivoli won 4-2 at Barbican Complex.

"There will not be any sentiments. It will be straight professionalism when we go up against Boys' Town. We need all the points there is. We are in fourth position so we want to capitalise and get maximum points at home," Edwards said.

"Despite their situation, we are not going to take them lightly. We have played against them before and have recognised some strengths and weaknesses in their team," he told STAR Sports yesterday.

"It's a derby game and both teams will be highly motivated going up against each other. The players live in close proximity, know each other well and the coaches know each other," he outlined.

"They are coming to Tivoli, our home, and we want to use the home advantage. We beat them 4-2 in the first round and expect a competitive game from them," Edwards added.

 

TOUGH MATCH

 

Tivoli will rely on captain Romaine Brakenridge, Tevin Shaw, Junior McGregor, Howard Morris, Sean Coleman, Andre Moulton and Ajuma Johnson.

Boys' Town's coach Andrew Price said he is expecting a tough match but his team will fight for the points.

"We will go there to fight for the points. We have some injuries but the aim is to continue to fight in all games. It is a derby and we expect a good game," Price shared.

Price will look to Garfield Gillespie, Wayne Ellis,Tarrique Campbell and Wayne Williams to come away with a positive result.

Today's games

• 3 p.m. - Portmore United vs Waterhouse at Prison Oval

• 3 p.m. - Tivoli vs Boys' Town at Edward Seaga Sports Complex

• 3 p.m. - UWI vs Humble Lion at UWI Bowl, Mona

• 7 p.m. - Harbour View vs Cavalier at Harbour View Stadium

Tomorrow's games

• 3 p.m. - Reno vs Sandals South Coast at Frome Complex

• 6 p.m. - Arnett Gardens vs Montego Bay United at Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex

RSPL standings

Teams P W D L GF GA GD Pts

Arnett 14 8 6 0 27 11 16 30

Portmore 14 8 4 2 26 7 19 28

UWI 14 6 5 3 17 12 5 23

Tivoli 14 6 5 3 13 8 5 23

Reno 14 5 6 3 12 12 0 21

Cavalier 14 4 6 4 15 13 2 18

H View 14 4 5 5 9 9 0 17

Waterhouse 14 3 7 4 11 17 -6 16

MBU 14 4 4 6 11 17 -6 16

H Lion 14 3 5 6 12 17 -5 14

Sandals 14 2 3 9 7 22 -15 9

Boys' Town 14 1 4 9 11 34 -23 7

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