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Santos, Rockfort seek crucial points in KSAFA Super League

Published:Saturday | April 28, 2012 | 12:00 AM
Santos' coach Carlton Dennis.

An intriguing encounter is expected today when relegation-threatened Santos and Rockfort clash in the feature game of the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA)/Jamaica Yellow Pages Super League at the Bell Chung Oval, starting at 3:30 p.m.

With two matches remaining in the competition, Rockfort are ninth in the standings on 20 points, one ahead of Santos and Constant Spring, who are both locked on 19 points.

Constant Spring will play away to fourth-place Barbican (33) at the Barbican field. Duhaney Park, who are already demoted from the Super League, are at the bottom of the table with 12 points. Champions Cavalier (47) will oppose the University of the West Indies (27) at the UWI Bowl.

Rockfort, who are coming off an impressive 3-0 victory over UWI, are favourites to win today's game. They thrashed Santos 4-1 in their previous meeting this season.

"We are going all out for victory because we cannot afford to let it come down to the last game of the season," said Dwayne Dillon, manager of Rockfort.

"We are also confident that we can beat them again because we are very focused and once my team plays according to instructions, then we should win the game," Dillon said.

Rockfort will be depending heavily on their leading scorer Peter Fowlin, who has netted five goals this season, along with Twain Winter, Ricardo Rowe and Calvin Campbell to lead their charge for victory.

On the other hand, Carlton 'Spanner' Dennis, coach of Santos, said his team must win today's game in order to improve their chances of staying in the league for next season.

"It is a do-or-die game for us," said Dennis.

"We must win in order to have a chance of staying in the league for next season. We know that Rockfort will be coming all out and so we will have to ensure that we stay focused on the task and try to win the game," Dennis added.

Meanwhile, Danny Lyn, coach of Constant Spring, said his side will be seeking a comprehensive victory over Barbican.

"At this stage of the competition, nothing less than a win is good enough for us," said Lyn. "We have to win tomorrow and I am confident that we can do it," he said.

- R.B.