Meadforest, Shortwood in feature as Bell KO kicks off
Former national player Steve Green will lead Meadforest into battle today when they take on Shortwood United in the opening round of the JN VISA/KSAFA Jackie Bell KO competition at the Shortwood field. Match time is 3 p.m.
The 41-year-old Green, who once represented Tivoli Gardens in the Premier League competition, has been the mainstay of Meadforest's defence this season, which saw them conceding a mere three goals in seven games in the Major League competition.
Conrad Hepburn, manager of Meadforest, said his team has benefited a lot from Green's presence in their defence, and so they are confident that they will put on a good display today.
"He brings a lot of experience and he is helping to nurture our young players and so his presence is a major boost for the team," said Hepburn.
"He has been playing well for us because he is our main defender as we have conceded just three goals in seven games," he said.
Hepburn added: "We are very confident because in a previous game them, we were without four of our starting players and that ended in a draw. However, two of those players will be back for this game and we are very optimistic of victory."
Along with Green, Meadforest will also be depending on the likes of Omari Edwards, Nigel Reid and Orane Ferguson to lead their charge.
Meanwhile, Shortwood United will be depending heavily on Carlton Salmon, Lashawn Watson, Kemmarley Smalling, Kirk Williams and Roshawn Thomas to lift the team.
Meanwhile, in the day's other games Constant Spring will host Seaview Gardens at the Constant Spring Sports Complex at 5 p.m. and Red Hills United will entertain Liguanea United at Belvedere Park at 3 p.m.