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Frome face Dinthill in home comfort

Published:Tuesday | October 29, 2019 | 12:26 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer
Frome Technical’s Clifton Suban (top) heads the ball away during an ISSA/WATA daCosta Cup game against hosts Green Island High on Tuesday, October 9, 2018.
Frome Technical’s Clifton Suban (top) heads the ball away during an ISSA/WATA daCosta Cup game against hosts Green Island High on Tuesday, October 9, 2018.

Western Bureau:

A clash between last season’s semi-finalists Frome Technical and Dinthill Technical at the Frome Sports Complex will headline the final set of group stage quarter-final matches in the ISSA/WATA daCosta Cup this afternoon at 3:00 p.m.

Frome, who sit two points behind Dinthill in Group Three on four points, will need a win if they are to at least repeat last season’s achievement. Port Antonio, who are on one point, will be hosting Petersfield, who have no points, at Cedar Park in the other game.

Frome head coach Renorio Downswell says that if they can capitalise on their home advantage, they will be able to get all three points and get to the semi-final for a second year running.

We have the advantage’

“The advantage is in our hands because we are playing at home,” he said. “Day in, day out, the guys train on that field, and I think whenever we play at Frome, they always give more than a hundred per cent. Yes, we have to use our advantage, however, we can’t just say we are playing at home so we must win, so we must fight to get across the line.

“The guys know the importance of this game. We were also in the semi-finals last year, so I think they are really hungry to get there again this season and even go further.”

Downswell is mindful of Dinthill’s recent good form, with five clean sheets on the trot, and said that they will have to execute their game plan to its best if they are to get all three points.

“We all know Dinthill struggled in the first round of the competition. However, they have grown tremendously,” he said. “I think they are playing very well, and I think our guys will just have to be prepared mentally and want this game. The approach that we are going to have for this game is to go and get the three points, no matter what. We have the ability to do it but will have to execute on the day.”