Dennis red card left Price fuming - Survival hopes dim after MoBay loss
Boys’ Town coach Andrew Price admitted that their chances of staying in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) is looking dim, following their 0-3 loss to Montego Bay United at Barbican Complex on Sunday.
However, the former national defender was furious with midfielder Ricardo Dennis, who was red-carded just before the hour mark for retaliating to a challenge from a MoBay player.
MoBay took advantage, gaining control of the game immediately afterwards with Dino Williams scoring a brace and Lesley St Fleur adding another as the western Jamaica team ran out comfortable winners.
“We had the ascendancy in the game until that point (red-card) but when we went down to 10 men, MoBay, with the extra man, were able to take control of the game. But it was just a moment of lunacy and that is unexpected at this stage,” Price stated.
“We played well up to 60 minutes in the game. So we were on top of the game and really gave MoBay problems, but losing that player and going down by a man just changed the whole momentum of the game, and players have to be mindful of things that might cost the team a game,” he said.
BE MORE RESPONSIBLE
He insists players have to be conscious of their situation, more mature and responsible on the field of play, especially when battling relegation.
“If somebody hits you, you don’t retaliate, it’s a known thing. You put your team at a loss because of your action. People have to be mature and understand that provocation is going to come from all angles. But you have to be disciplined enough so that you don’t retaliate. Think about the team, and not just yourself,” he said.
“The (opposing) player got a yellow card, so if he (Dennis) did not retaliate he would still be in the game. So it was just gross indiscipline. One minute of lunacy changed the entire game,” Price argued.
Price said the defeat makes their fight for survival even more difficult.
“With every game that goes by and we don’t get a point it makes it (survival) that much more difficult. It is still mathematically possible to stay in the league and we are going to fight right to the very end of the season, but it’s going to be difficult.
There are nine games left in the round and points to be gotten and we are going to continue to fight and see if we can pick up the points that can improve our safety,” he added.