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Boys' Town seek stadium share with rivals Arnett Gardens

Published:Tuesday | December 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott
Boys' Town FC's Daemion Benjamin fights off the challenge of Portmore United's Javon East in action during the Red Stripe Premier League at the Barbican Field on Sunday. Boys Town lost the game 4-0.

Boys' Town FC head coach Andrew Price said the team would consider using the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex, the venue of rivals Arnett Gardens, for some of their home games for the rest of this season, in an effort to improve their form and avoid relegation.

Boys' Town who are currently bottom of the table with seven points after 16 games, which includes 11 defeats, four draws and one win, have not played at their Collie Smith Drive base for more than two seasons.

Price admitted that being a bit closer to home could improve the Red Brigade's form and its chances of avoiding relegation."It would depend on the schedule and fixture and if Arnett has games (at home). It would be good to have some double headers down there (Tony Spaulding), so we have to look at all of that. But right now, Barbican is our home field, and like other clubs that don't have a home field, we will fight and fight until we can get it right," he said.


Facility upgrade


He added : "It would be good to play at home, but we have to get our facility in proper condition and right now it's not there. We are away while we are playing at Barbican, but we have to be aware of how we can survive, and the fact is that we are not up to standard at Collie Smith Drive.

Despite their relegation troubles, Price insists Boys' Town are undaunted and will continue fighting to the end, he is also hoping that another late season run can again save the club from relegation this season.

"If it is one club that has the fight, it is Boys' Town. We have been here (Premier League) since 2005 and we have fought whenever we are in this struggle. We will have to wait on the January window to bolster our squad, because it is quite obvious we don't have players with the commitment, passion and skill set to take us where we have to go, so we will definitely have to fight," he said.

The departure of striker Shamar Nicholson, has left Boys' Town struggling for goals and Price revealed it is the main area they will look to fill in the transfer window.

"That is one thing (goals) we are looking at," he said. "We want quality goalscorers to help us, because we really don't have any at this point in time. We also have injuries to Jameil Hardware, Wayne Ellis, and Michael Campbell, our trump card. But hopefully in the new year we can be a better looking team and we can press on and fight like we normally do at the end of the season."