It’s make or break, says PHC striker Russell
PHC striker Antwan Russell believes tomorrow’s clash against North Village is far more important then last week’s match against league leaders Dandy Town.
Zebras travelled to St John’s Filed last weekend two points behind the leaders, but fell five points back after their 3-2 loss, while Village are now seven points adrift following their 1-1 draw against Robin Hood.
Time is running out for both sides if they are to have any chance of catching Town in the run in, with Russell insisting it is make or break time for both sides.
“This game is far more important then last week’s given the fact that we lost, but we need to remain positive and focussed and get the job done,” said Russell.
“We are five points back, but a win over Village will keep us in contention and you never know what will happen in the future.
“This game makes or breaks our season, last week it came down to a lapse on our part in the dying stages, it was just one of those days when things didn’t work out for us on the offensive and defensive end.”
The last league meeting between these two sides saw Village erase a two-goal deficit in the last 15 minutes to beat the Zebras 5-3 at Bernard Park.
With much more at stake this time around, a win is mandatory for either, while a draw all but ends both of their dreams of lifting the league title.
For the skipper, however, there isn’t any added pressure in a must win game.
“We don’t feel any added pressure on our shoulders, we just want to bounce back, it’s been a while since we have lost two in a row so we just want to bounce back in the right way and get a result in our favour.”
Elsewhere, Dandy Town can take a major step to being crowned champions when they welcome St David’s to St John’s Field.
For the Islanders, any sort of result in their favour would go a long way in helping their cause to stay in the top flight.
Devonshire Cougars make the short trek to BAA Field to lock horns with Robin Hood, while St George’s welcome Boulevard to Wellington Oval.
Tonight will see Somerset Trojans play Southampton Rangers at Somerset Cricket Club, with kick offset for 8pm.