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Price optimistic despite Boys' Town's struggles

Published:Friday | December 16, 2016 | 12:03 AMMarc Stamp

Coach of Boys' Town Andrew Price is highly confident that his team can rise from the bottom of the pile in the Red Stripe Premier League and gain qualification to the play-off stage next April.

Despite being in last place on a mere 11 points from 15 games in the second round of the preliminary stage, the Collie Smith Drive-based club in is hoping to extend their two-match unbeaten run and move up the table.

Boys' Town picked up a point in a 0-0 draw against Portmore United last Sunday, following a 2-1 victory against Waterhouse in their previous encounter.

"This is our second best as we had a similar one in the first round. We are hoping to kick on as the defence line have been strengthened with the return of veteran defender Wayne Ellis and the addition of Kurt Thomas," said Price, who has been at Boys' Town for over two decades as player and coach.

"Our next game is against Jamalco and we are very optimistic. We are last in the table, but the past four weeks have seen some improvements in the team," he informed.

With the new format that will see the top six teams at the completion of the preliminary stage qualifying for the championship play-off, Price says that his team is eyeing a spot there.

"The objective is to get into the top six as we have a good balance of young and experienced players in the squad. We will also look to add players during the next transfer window in January," Price concluded.

Boys' Town are on the same points as Waterhouse, but have the worst goal difference in the league after scoring 13 times and conceding 30 goals. They have won three games, drawn twice and suffered ten losses.