The fight for the 6th and final Super Six playoff spot is heating up as the inaugural Super Six Playoffs approaches. The top five teams have basically secured a playoff spot: Village, St. Paul’s, Conaree, Cayon and St. Peters in that order. Hobson Enterprises Garden Hotspurs is in 6th spot with 30 points and so do their closest surprise challengers KFC United Old Road Jets also with 30 points. But S-Krave Newtown United, with a game in hand and two more matches to come, is in pole position as they just need to win their remaining games against Trafalgar Southstars and relegation-troubled Mantab to seal a playoff spot. On Friday, Spurs however suffered a setback losing 2-1 to Flow 4G Cayon Rockets. Spurs needed to win that match to be in pole position to qualify. Instead they will now have to fight three teams for the coveted 6th place in the inaugural Super 6 Playoffs: Newtown and Old Road.
Spurs Coach Austin “Dico” Huggins admitted that Friday’s lost was a setback for the team. “It’s going to be a tall order. We were sitting in a very favourable position but because of the lost tonight it is going to set us back,” he said. “The next game that we have, we must win that one and then wait and see (the other results),” he added.
Meanwhile, Cayon goalkeeper Valentine Anthony believed the team performed as the coach instructed. “The team performance was good tonight. In the first half we went out and did what the coach wanted and the second half we were looking a bit tired but in the end we held out and came away with the victory,” he said. He noted that the team has been struggling to keep a clean sheet of late and noted it is something they need to work on.
Meanwhile, Old Road Jets also faltered, losing 3-0 to league leaders Village Superstars.
SCORING FOR VILLAGE
Tahir Hanley 56th min
Joseph Wilkes 67th min
Gvaune Amory 90 +1 min
St. Paul’s Triumphs
S.L. Horsfords St. Paul’s United drubbed Trafalgar Southstars 3 – 1 on Saturday night.
SCORING FOR ST. PAULS
Keithroy Freeman 37th min
Donroy Liburd 45th min
Anthony Caines 83rd min
SCORING FOR SOUTHSTARS
Clarissa Gumbs 61st min
After the match Coach of St. Paul’s Iroy “Cunga” Jeffers was pleased with the win. “The most important thing was the three points,” Coach Jeffers said.
Akins Phillip, Manager of Trafalgar Southstars believes the team could have had a better result but is confident the team will stay in the Premier League. “We could have had a better result because we kind of started slow and that kind of hampered us…right now we are on the brink of staying up,” Phillip said.
In the night’s other results:
ELCO LTD SECURITY FORCES 0 – 8 ST.PETERS
SCORING FOR ST.PETERS
Dionis Stephen 10th min
Kirkland Harris 62nd min
Tijhaun Isaac scored 4 goals – 60th,66th,69th & 74th min
Kareem Harris 77th min
Tyquan Terrell 82nd min
SOL IAS Conaree F.C. delivered a comfortable 3-0 victory over Fast Cash Saddlers F.C. on Sunday in the SKNFA Premier League at the Warner Park.
SCORING FOR CONAREE
Tijani Fahie 2 goals – 7th & 29th min
Yuson Slader 80th min
Some crucial Premier League games continue this week with S-Krave Newtown F.C. taking on Trafalgar Southstars at 6pm and Elco Ltd. Security Forces playing Mantab at 8pm. Newtown is fighting for a place in the playoffs while Southstars want to stave off any surge from Mantab or Security Forces to remain in the Premier League.
Caption: Action between Spurs and Cayon on Friday night at the Warner Park. (Photo: SKNFA)