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Edwards: Discipline is key

Published:Saturday | March 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarc Stamp/Gleaner Writer
Coach Omar Edwards (second left) works with players of the Tivoli Gardens football club during a training session held at Edward Seaga Sports Complex in Kingston earlier this week.

Coach of Tivoli Gardens, Omar 'Tiger' Edwards, said that his team will have to be disciplined in their approach against the youthful Cavalier outfit in their Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) first leg quarter-final tomorrow at the Anthony Spaulding Complex, starting at 6 p.m.

Although, Tivoli have beaten Cavalier twice this season, with the other encounter ending in a draw during their three preliminary stage games, the Tivoli boss is mindful of the abundance of talent at Cavalier.

"We have noted keenly that the Cavalier team is a youthful bunch. They have some pretty young excited players. We have played them three times in the preliminary stage and we have matched up quite well against them," Edwards said during the RSPL's weekly press conference at the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) last Thursday.

"Now, we meet again in the play-off and we are mindful of that. Therefore, I will have to ask my team to maintain a high level of discipline throughout the rest of the competition. We will need discipline to advance to the next stage," he pointed out.




"We need discipline on the pitch because sometimes we have players, who get carried away by the crowd. Hence, they will start to play for the crowd and not the team and that has never being a good sign of a team that want to win a championship," Edwards added.

"This is something that we have been talking to the team about. We have been improving and I believe come this Sunday the team will get better tactically," he shared.

Tivoli will be playing away in the first leg and Edwards says the plan is to win and take an advantage heading into the return leg.

"The truth is that we want to start on a positive note, despite that we will be away from home, it is similar to our home, so to speak. We want to leave the Anthony Spaulding Complex on Sunday (tomorrow) on the brighter side of things," Edwards noted.