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Boys' Town look to move out of relegation

Published:Friday | October 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMMarc Stamp
Boys' Town's Shamar Nicholson.

Boys' Town FC will look to step out of relegation zone when they face neighbouring Tivoli Gardens FC in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) on Sunday at Barbican Complex in St Andrew.

The game that will be live on Television Jamaica is set to kick off at 3 p.m.

After a poor start with losses in the first four games, Boys' Town defeated fast-rising newcomers Jamalco FC two weeks ago, then earned a 1-1 draw against Maverley-Hughenden last Sunday to be on four points and in 11th position in the 12-team league.

The Red Brigades believe that they are ready to continue the fight and see the game against Tivoli as crucial at this point.

 

IMPORTANTGAME

 

Boys' Town's leading striker Shamar Nicholson is looking forward to the game against Tivoli.

"It is a very important game for us as a win would put us level on points with Tivoli and off the bottom of the table," Nicholson said during the RSPL weekly press conference at Red Stripe yesterday.

"We started slowly and have been working hard in training. With the inclusion of some senior players, the team is doing better. Now, hopefully we can get it together and go on a consistent run," the 19 year-old, who is in his third RSPL season added.

Nicholson has scored four of his team's five goals this season and is relishing the responsibility given to him by coach Andrew Price.

"Since playing in the Premier League, I have always been the top scorer for Boys' Town because I find myself in the right place at the right time," he explained.

"Coach (Price) is confident in my ability to score goals, so I am the man. My target for the season is 30 goals which is a lot but that is the target," the confident Nicholson said.

 

FORMER PLAYER

 

Boys' Town will face some former players and coaches, but Nicholson says he will always find different ways to play.

"I expect a good game from both teams. They have people who know about us but I will find a different way to play, so it won't be easy for Tivoli to stop our team," he said.

In the last encounter, Nicholson was injured and replaced in the second half. The club was also without vocal coach Price on the sideline.

"I was injured in the last game and did not score, plus we were also without coach Price. It will be different with coach Price back on the bench. It will make a big difference as he is always telling us what to do during games," Nicholson noted.