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Tough hurdle for Santos

Published:Saturday | May 5, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Robert Bailey, Gleaner Writer

Santos, Rockfort and Constant Spring will be battling to avoid relegation in today's final round of matches in the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA)/Jamaica Yellow Pages Super League competition.

Rockfort are ninth in the standings on 21 points, one ahead of Santos. They are followed by Constant Spring, who are 11th in the standings on 19 points.

Duhaney Park, who have already been demoted, are at the bottom of the table with 15 points.

Santos will play away to champions Cavalier (50) at Collie Smith Drive. Rockfort will oppose Olympic Gardens (26) at Rockfort while Constant Spring entertain the University of the West Indies (UWI), (27) at the Constant Spring Sports Complex.

Carlton 'Spanner' Dennis, coach of Santos, said his team would be aiming for a comprehensive victory over their opponents.

"We have been playing well in the latter stages of this season because we have got seven points out of our last three games," said Dennis.

"When we played against Cavalier earlier in the competition we drew with them, so we know what we have to do to get a positive result from this game," he said.

On the other hand, Dwayne Dillon, manager of Rockfort, who only need to draw to avoid relegation, are confident of victory.

"We should have an easier task playing Olympic Gardens at home because we only need a draw to stay in the Super League and I am confident that we will achieve this," said Dillon.

"My team has been playing much better in our recent fixtures. We have not lost a game in our last five matches and I am quite upbeat that we will get a positive result from this game," Dillon added.

Rockfort will be depending heavily on their leading scorer Peter Fowlin. He has netted five goals this season.

In the day's other games, Rae Town (38) battle Barbican (37) at the Breezy Castle field, August Town (36) host Duhaney Park (15) at the UWI Bowl and Mountain View United (29) take on Greenwich Town (29) at Tinson Pen.