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Cavalier ready to lift Super League crown

Published:Saturday | April 21, 2012 | 12:00 AM
Cavalier's coach David Laylor.- file

Defending champions Cavalier will be looking to wrap up the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA)/Jamaica Yellow Pages Super League title today when they oppose Barbican at the Excelsior Community College starting at 3:30 p.m.

Cavalier lead the standings with 46 points. They are trailed by Rae Town (37), August Town (33) and Barbican (32), who have a game in hand.

A victory will crown Cavalier the 2011-12 champions with two rounds to spare and they should advance to the play-offs with the other confederation winners for a chance to return to the National Premier League for the first time in over a decade.

Cavalier are coming with an impressive 3-1 win over Constant Spring in their latest league outing. When Cavalier and Barbican met in the first round, Cavalier came away 1-0 winners.

David Laylor, coach of Cavalier, is already looking past today's game to the play-offs as he expects Cavalier to return to the island's top league next season.

Focused on play-offs

"We are hoping to close it out tomorrow. In order for us to do this, then we must win or draw the game," said Laylor.

"We are focused on the play-offs, even though the Super League is not over yet," he said. "We have missed out on the Premier League in the last two seasons and so will be going all out to ensure that we get there next season."

In the day's other games, Rockfort (16) tackle University of the West Indies (UWI) (27) at the Rockfort field, August Town (33) oppose Santos (16) at the UWI Bowl; Mountain View United (28) await Olympic Gardens (25) at Excelsior High School, Greenwich Town (25) host Duhaney Park (12) at Tinson Pen field and Constant Spring (16) oppose Rae Town (37) at the Constant Sports Complex.

- R.B.