Mountain View sure about scoring against 'Spring'
Ryon Jones, Gleaner Writer
Santos' Fabian Nethersole tries to evade Cavalier's Dwayne Thompson, while Fabian Swaby looks on, during their Claro KSAFA Super League football match at the Constant Spring playing field last Saturday. Cavalier won 2-0 with goals from Fabian Swaby and Donovan Alvaranga. - Ricardo Makyn/Staff Photographer
A fascinating encounter is anticipated when third-place Mountain View travel to the Spring Complex to tackle fifth-place Constant Spring in today's feature match in the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) Claro Super League, starting at 3p.m.
The first-round clash between the two teams ended in a 0-0 draw. Mountain View featured in six other drawn encounters in the first round to go with their three wins and one defeat. They have, however, got off to a much better start in the second round, winning their three opening games - scoring 12 goals while conceding three.
Their latest victory was a 5-1 hammering of Meadhaven United. The win moved them to 25 points, the same as fourth-place Santos and one ahead of their opponents.
Omar Stanley, coach of Mountain View, is confident his team will get on the scoresheet.
"We have found our goalscoring boots in the last month, which was our main focus, especially during the festive season. We are totally confident about tomorrow in terms of getting goals; we know it is not going to be an easy game but we are planning to get all three points," said Stanley.
Constant Spring have had mixed results in their three opening games of the round, winning two and losing one. They also won by a four-goal margin in their last match, against formidable opponents in the form of Rae Town.
Constant Spring have also been in good goalscoring form, with eight of their overall 21 goals coming in the second round. The away win over Rae Town propelled them ahead of the Jamaica Defence Force in the standings.
Constant Spring's coach, Maurice 'Danny' Lyn, will be looking to counteract Mountain View's style of play.
"We are in a hole right now and they (players) understand the severity of the position we are in, and if we have any intention of going forward they have to refocus their minds and put the past behind," Lyn said.
"We have played Mountain View once, we know what they can offer. What we have to do is see how best we can counteract Mountain View's philosophy and apply our own," he added.
Rae Town (31) and Cavalier (31) are joint top of the table. They are followed by Constant Spring (25), Santos (25), Jamaica Defence Force (24), Real Mona (20), Barbican (16), Bull Bay (11), Duhaney Park (seven), Meadhaven United (six) and Maverley-Hughenden (four).
Real Mona vs Rae Town at Buttercup Park
Constant Spring vs Mountain View at The Spring Complex
Maverley/Hughenden vs Cavalier at Maverley
Santos vs Barbican at Bell/Chung Stadium
JDF vs Bull Bay at Up Park Camp
Meadhaven United vs Duhaney Park at Michigan field
All matches are scheduled to kick off at 3 p.m.