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Rockfort hunt Tivoli scalp in Jackie Bell KO

Published:Wednesday | March 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarc Stamp/Gleaner Writer
Tivoli Gardens’ Junior McGregor (right) and Ross Burton of Molynes United fight for possession of the ball in their JN Visa/KSAFA Jackie Bell KO match, held at the Molynes playing field in Kingston on Wednesday, March 7. Tivoli won the game 1-0.

The game is the opener of a double-header at the Harbour View Stadium, starting at 5 p.m., with Harbour View tackling Browns Town in the feature at 7 p.m.

Defending champions Tivoli are coming off a hard-fought 1-0 win against KSAFA Super League outfit Molynes United in the third round last Wednesday, and will be going up against another KSAFA Super League contender in the last eight stage.

The Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) campaigners are looking to retain the title, and Edwards stressed that his boys are focused and committed going into the contest.

"The competition is getting down to the wire and we are giving it our best shot. We will be playing some of our top players. Rockfort will be highly motivated, so we will have to be mindful of them," Edwards told The Gleaner yesterday. "We have to start the game properly, and finish strongly, to continue to move forward as the defending champions."

Rockfort's Omar Henry is fully aware of the challenge that awaits against the defending champions.

"It is a very huge one coming up against the defending champions, Tivoli Gardens. We are very excited to be meeting them. The goal is to go out there and do our best and hopefully come out winners," said Henry, who coaches the east Kingston-based team.

Rockort's key players include veteran goalkeeper Russell Hosang, captain Albert Aaron, Dane Coyle and Twaine Winter.

 

Today's games

 

Rockfort vs Tivoli Gardens at Harbour View Stadium - 5 p.m.

Harbour View vs Browns Town at Harbour View Stadium - 7 p.m.