Simms puts Barbican closer to RSPL
Barbican's striker Cornelius Simms is highly confident that the team will finish the job in the final round in the Magnum/Charley's JB/JFF Premier League promotion play-off series next Sunday.
Simms fired Barbican to a first half lead against Dunbeholden in an important 1-1 draw yesterday to put the team one step closer to qualification to next season's Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL).
Jerome Wedderburn responded for the home team Dunbeholden in the second half.
With one round remaining, Dunbeholden and Barbican are locked on nine points apiece. However, Dunbeholden lead the race for the two available spots by virtue of a better goal difference.
Simms, who played Premier League football for Tivoli Gardens, says that Barbican must stay focussed and work on a game plan for their next opponents, Mount Pleasant.
"My performance was a good one because I got the team on the front foot early by scoring the goal. However, in the latter part of the game, the team came under pressure because of a lack of concentration and unfortunately Dunbeholden got to score the equaliser against us," the former St Andrew Technical Manning Cup player told STAR Sports yesterday.
"I am a bit disappointed because we scored and they got back. But the point away is a good one for us as we need a point in the next game this Sunday against Mount Pleasant at our home to qualify for the Premier League," he added.
"We will go back to the training ground and look at how we can prepare for Mount Pleasant in the game on Sunday at our home field," the 27 year-old Simms shared.
"I am very confident as we actually have one foot in the Premier League. We are just going to finish it up next game," he concluded.