New recruits deliver for Cavalier
Cavalier's early shopping in the transfer window paid dividends as two of the new recruits netted in their 3-0 win against Boys' Town in the Red Stripe Premier League at Stadium East yesterday.
Cleon Pryce and substitute Aldaine Grant, who moved from Portmore United, were on the score sheet in their first game for Cavalier. Pryce, who started the game, scored in the 80th minute, and Grant, who came off the bench in the 67th minute, scored 14 minutes later. Before that, Jason 'Nesta' Watson opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 21st minute.
Cavalier started slowly but came into their own and dominated the game courtesy of captain Chevonne 'Messi' Marsh, Dawyne Smith, Pryce, Jeffrey Henry, and Jason Watson, who all looked impressive in attack.
On the other hand, Boys' Town started well, but a penalty awarded to Cavalier seemed to break the spirit of the team.
The home side pushed to 21 points, while Boys' Town remained on 25 points in the 12-team league standings.
Pryce, who had an outstanding game as he troubled the Boys' Town's backline with pace and dribbling skill, was elated that he helped his new club with a well-deserved victory.
"Well, I am happy to score and pleased with the team's performance today (yesterday)," Pryce told The Gleaner after the game.
"I think it was a good move for me to move from Portmore to Cavalier. I just feel like to make a change in order to get more playing time," he said about his move to Cavalier.
Cavalier's captain, Chevone Marsh, praised the newcomers to the team.
"It was a wonderful performance from the lads, especially Cleon Pryce and Aldaine Grant. Both came in and delivered two good goals," Marsh said.
"We have been poor in front of goal in our first 17 games, with only seven goals, but in the last two games, we have scored seven to double the tally. With the new attackers in the team, I am expecting better things to come," he added.
The captain is looking forward to the team moving up the table, and also said that the aim is to make the last four and take it from there.
Meanwhile, coach of Boys' Town Andrew Price said his team appeared to still be in the holiday mood.
"We look very disinterested today. We played lethargic. A lot of players played without energy. We seemed to be still at New Year's ball, and as a result, I didn't really see any effort from the team today. For the first 20 minutes, we bossed the game, but after, that we did not give much effort," Price said.