S.L. Horfords St. Paul’s United continued their winning ways at the top of the SKNFA Premier
League table brushing aside S-Krave Newtown United 3-0 at the Warner Park on Friday.
Scoring for St. Pauls
Kalonji Clarke 48th min
Keithroy Freeman 55th min
Kishorne Warde 87th min
Keon Battice (Newtown) 90th +3 min
(receiving a 2nd caution in the same match)
St. Paul’s goalkeeper Jamal Jeffers lauded the efforts of his players in getting the victory and
keeping a clean sheet. “It’s good because as a goalkeeper, when you get a clean sheet, it boosts
your confidence, it boosts your team energy and everything. Defense win championships,
attackers win games; so, the more you defend properly and get more clean sheets, then you go
further in the competition and you never know; you may end up winning the cup,” Jeffers said.
Meanwhile Coach Earl Jones of Newtown continues to preach that his players need to show
more commitment to training, if they are the make the best of the next few games to finish the
regular season. “The first 50 minutes of the game I think was really good for us. I think that the
guys executed well,” he said. “If we don’t work on (improving the atmosphere among the team),
we will continuously get results like we got tonight again,” he added. He said the team needs to
work on scoring and the players have to be willing to come to training. “That’s been a challenge
lately. Nobody likes to lose and when you lose you get a lot of negative feedback…. a lot of time
we only look at our technical and physical appearance to the game but I think mentally it has
been killing us. For us, if we can be mentally strong for the few remaining games, then we will
definitely be good,” he concluded.
Picture: St. Paul’s
Caption: After 18 matches, St.Paul’s United remain comfortably on top of the league.