Paul Clarke, Gleaner Writer
Stung by their latest defeat, a 2-1 loss to Highgate United in Wednesday's Premier League fixture, Marvin Quarrie, head coach at relegation-bound Savannah Sports Club, is optimistic his players will put to good use what they have learnt to spring a return to the country's top league in two years' time.
"It has been good experience for this club to have performed in the Premier League, but while we are disheartened that we never did better than to spend one season in the highest football competition in the country, we will keep going," Quarrie said.
IN LAST POSITION
Savannah, who were suffering their 20th loss of the campaign, are in last position on the 12-team table, 13 points worse off than Highgate, with eight matches remaining on the schedule.
Goals from Kevin Williams and Severo Murphy, in the 11th and 63rd minutes respectively, carried Highgate to the win and on to 31 points; just two behind Clarendon club Humble Lion in 10th spot. Davion Thorpe scored for Savannah in the 20th minute.
It was yet another case of wasteful Savannah, as they created a few chances, but were too timid in front of goal, leaving their supporters disgruntled with the sequence of losses.
"By losing this match, to me, it means the end of the road really, as we cannot generate enough points to keep us from being relegated, with Highgate 13 points ahead of us," reasoned Quarrie. He added; "But while the coaching staff and the players are angry, the whole community is disappointed. It is definitely not about talent. We have plenty of potential to do much better. We have no one to blame, so now we have to really start making some plans for life in the Super League, with focus on our Under-20 players.