'BT will rebound'
Marc Stamp, Gleaner Writer
With the Red Stripe Premier League first round completed, former national champions Boys' Town are rooted at the foot of the 12-team table and in danger of relegation.
Having narrowly escaped relegation last season, Boys' Town are again in a fight to remain in top-flight football. After 11 games, the Collie Smith-based club, which has a rich history in local football and cricket, must start winning consistently in order to lift themselves from the bottom. Boys' Town have eight points - two wins, two draws and seven losses.
"I think it is an accumulation of things. Over the past seasons, we have lost players because they wanted money that we were not able to pay. Hence, some players transferred to other clubs," Boys' Town's long-serving coach, Andrew Price told The Gleaner.
"Now, the plan is to develop young players. We are trying to blend youth and experience," Price added. "We are confident of getting better. I believe the team will improve in the second and third rounds."
"We have been playing good football, so it is just to start winning consistently," the former player said.
Boys' Town's top goalscorer is 17 year-old Trench Town schoolboy Shamar Nicholson on four goals. They also have in training Camperdown High school duo of Tevin Shaw and Ajuma Johnson as well as Charlie Smith High's star Bebeto McDonald.
They are expected to join other young players like Hugh Evans and Andre Dawson, in addition to experienced campaigners such as Michael 'Bangy' Campbell, Daemion 'Benjy' Benjamin, Xavian Virgo, Kirk Porter, Peter Keyes and Garfield 'Muscle' Gillespie.