Islanders look to cool Hot Peppers
St David's coach OJ Minors admitted a win against Hamilton Parish at Wellington Oval tomorrow will help ease their relegation worries.
The Islanders make the short trip to Wellington Oval to play the Hot Peppers on the back of a hard fought draw against Somerset Trojans two weeks ago.
Although they are holding up the table with just three points from five games, they have managed to take valuable points on the road at champions Devonshire Cougars and at home to North Village.
Minors pointed to the value of getting results in matches such as this in their quest for survival.
“It will be a difficult match but we have a chance to at least get a point,” said Minors. “We started slow, but if you end the first half on a good note you can go into the second half in a good mindset.
“The game is important because we have managed to get results against the bigger clubs in the Premier Division, and a win put us right in the mix with the teams in the middle of the pack.”
Parish currently sit in fifth place on seven points, four ahead of their rivals, and will be trying to back on track after a run of bad results.
One disadvantage the visitors may have is the injury list that has piled up as of late as well as suspensions that will leave the boss having to shuffle his troops.
“We have a bunch of injuries and suspensions so it will difficult, but we will be optimistic and put our faith in the players available for selection.
“They have home field advantage and a few results haven't gone their way so they will come out looking to get back on track, but if we can remain organised than anything can happen.
“The game is played on the field.”
Elsewhere in Premier Division tomorrow Somerset Trojans visit Bernard Park to play North Village, leaders Dandy Town welcome Flanagan's Onions to St John's Field, while Wolves make the trek to Southampton Oval to lock horns with Southampton Rangers.
In First Division action, Robin Hood take on Devonshire Colts at Goose Gosling Field tonight, with the kick-off set for 9pm. Tomorrow will see Somerset Eagles play YMSC at Bernard Park while Ireland Rangers host Paget at Malabar. Boulevard and BAA face off at Police Field and the remaining game sees St George's entertain X'Roads at Wellington Oval.
All Premier Division matches are set for a 3pm kick-off while First Division games start at 12.30pm.
• The BFA will hold their prize presentation for the 2012/13 season on Thursday at the Devonshire Rec. Players, coaches and affiliates of all clubs are encouraged to attend the ceremony.