The 2023 SKNFA Super Six Playoffs got underway this weekend with three interesting results: SL Horfords St. Paul’s United, the defending champions, registered the only win of the postseason so far with a 2-1 victory over Newtown on Saturday night; nil all draw between Flow 4G Cayon Rockets and SOL IAS Conaree FC and a 1-1 draw between Rams Village Superstars and playoff debutants MFCR Old Road United Jets on Friday evening. All three matches were played at the SKNFA Technical Center.
After Friday’s 1-1 draw, coach of Old Road Alexis Morris, was satisfied with the result of their first-ever playoff match. “I must also tip my hats to our fellas. We will have been working quite hard over a year now because we would have started our preseason training since August last and this is another August,” Coach Moris said. “It’s been quite a while that these guys have been laboring and tonight, we (exhibited) that.”
Coach of Village Superstars Stephen Clarke, said the team played well, but they must minimize individual mistakes. “We expected three points today…. once we cut out the individual mistakes, we will be alright,” Clarke said, adding that one point is not a bad start to the tournament.
Coach of Conaree FC Al Richards, after their nil-all draw with Cayon, commended his team’s performance. “You know, it wasn’t the result we wanted, but as I told the guys, if we can’t get the win, we take the draw at all cost,” he said. Assistant Coach of Cayon George Yellowman Isaac, commented on how his team played against Conaree. “For a long time, we have not played in such a competitive match and I think the fellas gave their best for both teams. Going forward I hope we have a better showing,” Isaac said.
Coach of St. Paul’s Iroy “Congo” Jeffers, spoke about the ebb and flow of the game and how St. Paul’s was able to come from behind to win 2-1. “For the first 20, 30 minutes we were going; holding possession… the latter part of the half, we went flat, and the goal brought us back (in the game). It was a good time for us to score before halftime,” he said. The SKNFA Super Six playoffs continue this week with a match today between Cayon and Old Road starting at 7 pm at the SKNFA Technical Center on St. Peters.