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Rae Town hunt three points at Duhaney Park's expense

Published:Saturday | April 14, 2012 | 12:00 AM
Rae Town's Mario McDonald

Rae Town will be hoping to close the gap on leaders and defending champions Cavalier today in the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA)/Yellow Pages Super League competition when they tackle bottom-place Duhaney Park at the Breezy Castle field starting at 3:30 p.m.

With four games remaining in the competition, Cavalier, who are seeking their third consecutive hold on the trophy, lead the standings with 43 points, seven ahead of Rae Town. Cavalier will play away to Constant Spring (16) at the Constant Spring Sports Complex.

Rae Town, who are coming off a 3-0 victory over Constant Spring in their last game, will enter today's encounter oozing with confident.

"We are definitely going all-out for a victory," said Byron Cunningham, manager of Rae Town. "We are still anticipating that we can win the league at this point because Cavalier can still slip up and so we just have to ensure that we win our remaining four games."

Cunningham added that he is not going to take his opponents lightly because they can be a very dangerous side.

"We are expecting a tough game from Duhaney Park because teams at the bottom of the table usually play the top teams very hard," said Cunningham. "However, we have been preparing ourselves for this game and so we are confident of victory."

Leading scorer Steven Squire, who has netted four goals, will lead the Rae Town charge along with André Williams, Orlando Walter and Mario McDonald.

Duhaney Park sit at the bottom of the table on 12 points and are in grave danger of being relegated to Major League competition next season. They will be depending heavily on the likes of Trevor Thorpe, who has netted three goals so far in the competition, along with Gareth Francis.

In the day's other games, third-place August Town (33) oppose University of the West Indies (24) at the UWI Bowl, fourth-place Barbican (32) entertain Rockfort (16) at the Barbican field, Olympic Gardens (17) await Greenwich Town (25) at the Cling Cling Oval and Mountain View United (25) tackle second-from-bottom Santos (13) at Bell Chung Oval.

- Robert Bailey