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Reds look to ‘Tuffy’ in Super League quarterfinal clash

Published:Sunday | April 28, 2019 | 12:00 AM
Anderson

Boys’ Town FC will look to ride on the prowess of former national striker veteran Jermain ‘Tuffy’ Anderson to get past Real Mona FC when the teams clash in the feature match of the Magnum JN KSAFA Super League quarter-final double-header at Constant Spring Complex today at 6 p.m.

The feature contest brings together Zone B winners Central Kingston and Meadforest FC, which placed fourth in Zone A, at 8:30 p.m.

Anderson has been a prolific goalscorer throughout his football career and stood out, especially at Wadadah FC, a one-time kingpin of the Premier League, and Waterhouse, who have been even more successful at that level.

He didn’t start this season playing ball, but the Andrew Price-led Boys’ Town aggregation was able to attract his talent to Trench Town to play for the famed ‘Colour Reds’, and they have been well rewarded, with Anderson scoring in nearly every match, including two goals on one occasion, to make the unit much more competitive.

Along with veteran Michael Campbell, the captain, Shaquille Bradford, and Javani Campbell, they will be looking to mount a strong challenge against a very tough Real Mona team, which also harbour hopes of claiming the title.

Boys’ Town finished third in Zone B qualifying while the David Laylor-coached Real Mona FC were second in Zone A behind defending champions Barbican FC.

CONSISTENT REAL MONA

Real Mona were more consistent in their half of the draw and have a pretty strong and experienced line-up, which should make life difficult for Boys’ Town. In goal, Real Mona possess experience in Kenrick Picknight, a former netminder for Seba United (now Montego Bay United) in the Premier League, plus attackers Ryan Reid, Andrew Peddlar, and Jahmoy Sibbles, who have enough quality to break down any defence.

The offensive component of Central Kingston has shown similar qualities all season long and will put the ever-improving Meadforest defence to the test.

Vincent ‘Bigga’ Watson has coached Central Kingston into a slick-moving force that coordinates nicely through the combination of Chantamoi Taylor, Ronaldo Henry, captain Donovan Alvaranga, and Quwaine Wright, among others. If they hit the right chords, they will be hard to contain.

In spite of all this, Meadforest FC should not to be taken for granted as more and more, they appear to be growing in stature under the urging of head coach Karume Huie to play with belief.

Besides the Super League games, there will be two Magnum JN KSAFA Major League quarterfinals. Liguanea United FC, the most impressive team with nine wins in 12 preliminary matches, are favoured to get the better of fourth-placed Zone A team, Cooreville Gardens FC, which scored five wins, at the Barbican playing field.

In the other game, Bull Bay FC, which registered seven wins to secure a clear second in Zone B, will tackle Olympic Gardens, the third-place finisher in Zone A, at Alpha Boys’ Home on Camp Road. Both Major League matches are slated to kick off at 3:00 p.m.