Morton insists Zebras will not take Onions lightly

  • Photograph by Blaire Simmons

Marching on: PHC celebrate their victory over Village in the Friendship Trophy final

    Photograph by Blaire Simmons Marching on: PHC celebrate their victory over Village in the Friendship Trophy final

Scott Morton, the PHC Zebras coach, could be forced to make at least one change to his team for their Premier Division match at home to Flanagan’s Onions on Sunday.

Defender Kadeem Abraham remains doubtful after picking up a knee injury in the first half in the 2-0 win over North Village in the Friendship Trophy final on New Year’s Day.

Abraham is scheduled to have scans today to determine the extent of his injury.

“He’ll probably be out for Sunday, but we’ll wait until we get the results from the X-ray and then take it from there,” Morton said.

The left back, who also suffered a cut below his left eye, injured his left knee in a tackle and was replaced in the 21st minute.

The Zebras, unbeaten in all competitions, hold a three-point advantage over their nearest rivals Robin Hood at the top of the table and will look to make further inroads to a record-tying tenth league title and first in a decade. The home side are the firm favourites against Onions who are second from the bottom, two points adrift of safety. Morton, though, is not taking anything for granted

“Onions are never a team you can take for granted and it’s important we recognise that we have played over the Christmas break while the opponent has had rest,” he said.

Premier Division action starts tomorrow night when seventh-placed Somerset Trojans host bottom side Young Men’s Social Club at Somerset Cricket Club at 8pm.

Social Club held Trojans to a draw at Police Field to earn a point from their first match in the top flight in nearly four decades. The remaining fixtures pit third-placed Devonshire Cougars against eighth-placed X-Roads at Devonshire Recreation Club, sixth-placed Boulevard are at home to fifth-placed Village at Lord’s, while fourth-placed Dandy Town welcome Hood to St John’s Field.

In the First Division, leaders Paget Lions will look to bounce back from their defeat against Southampton Rangers in the Shield Trophy final on Monday when they face bottom side Hamilton Parish, who are still without a win this season at Wellington Oval.

Second-placed BAA travel to Malabar to face second from bottom Ireland Rangers, with third-placed Rangers hosting Devonshire Colts at Southampton Oval. Wolves host St George’s at Devonshire Recreation Club in the remaining First Division fixture.

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Published Jan 5, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated Jan 4, 2018 at 10:20 pm)

Morton insists Zebras will not take Onions lightly

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