Savannah look to stop Sandals
Paul Clarke, Gleaner Writer
There will be more than just the three points at stake this afternoon, when Charley's J.B. Rum Western Confederation Super League leaders Sandals Whitehouse take on Savannah SC in a Westmoreland derby at Frome Sports Complex, starting at 3 p.m.
These two clubs share immense pride, and a victory either way will bring bragging rights until they meet again.
Only four points separate them in the standings, with Sandals on 24 points and their opposition third in the table on 20 points, as only Wadadah FC stands between them, on 21.
"I suspect this game will be a tough one. All the matches in this league will be tough as any team can win on a good day, so I think Savannah will be dangerous and we must be at our best to stop them," warned Sandals' head coach, Aaron Lawrence.
In their last outing on Sunday, Sandals showed why they are regarded as one of the teams to watch this season, annihilating Tomorrow's People FC 9-0.
"I think it was a case of Tomorrow's People having a bad day, but I was happy with that victory; I am hoping we can do something near as special when we take on Savannah," Lawrence told The Gleaner.
In their most recent match, Savannah drew 1-1 with Montego Bay Boys and Girls Club.
"We are feeling good about this game. The objective is to reclaim a place in the Premier League and a win over Sandals would be a step along the way, which is very important," said Marvin Quarrie, Savannah's coach.
"At the moment, the players are training well and the will to do well is there, so in all, we expect a good game," added Quarrie.