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Minors calls for Wolves to improve

Wolves are having a difficult time this season.

They sit in fifth place after their 2-0 defeat away to Flanagan's Onions in the league on Wednesday, ten points behind Devonshire Colts in the second promotion spot.

The East End side host undefeated rivals St George's at Garrison Field on Sunday, and Vincent Minors, their head coach, believes they can challenge the best teams in the league if they play to their potential.

“We must stick to our game plan, pass the ball around, and avoid mistakes,” Minors said.

The 40-year-old insists Wolves must take their chances when they come. Their top scorer, Tyree Robinson, has scored six of their 11 goals this season.

“We must put away our chances,” Minors added. “Any slip-ups and they will attack our weaknesses.”

Minors believes his side must pick up a positive result to stand any chance of forcing their way into the promotion picture.

“If we want to improve our season, we must pick up three points, every game is crucial from here in,” he said.

Meanwhile, fellow strugglers Young Men's Social Club visit Hamilton Parish in a relegation six-pointer at Wellington Oval on Sunday.

Michael Richardson-Martin, the Social Club coach, envisages a tough game for his side.

“Parish are feeling pretty good, given they got a good result [a 1-0 defeat against X-Roads in FA Cup first round last weekend],” he said. “This will be a tough game.”

“My players just have to work on team ethic. They have made some silly mistakes, and often they don't realise they have made them.”

Richardson-Martin has urged his side to take their chance when their opponents are careless.

“We made a mistake, and they took their chance,” he added. “We must make sure we are in position to capitalise on their mistakes. The game is 90 minutes, you cannot reverse anything after the referee's final whistle. We must do the best we can, and we may have a chance.”

Richardson-Martin said he bases his team selection on his players' performance in training and the chemistry within the group.

“When I pick my team, I look at how the players work together, and what they bring to the team,” he added. “Everyone has had their opportunity.”

Social Club may have a few injury concerns coming into the match, including their playmaker Ryan Parris, who is nursing a hamstring injury.

“One of my strikers, Makai Young, has a little knock as well, so I might have to change my formation Sunday,” he said.

Martin says they will certainly miss the key contributions of Parris, who is second top scorer with three goals.

“Ryan has come up with some fantastic goals this season, very few players could score them,” he said. “He has great technique, and he is also a leader for our team.”

Also on Sunday, bottom side Ireland Rangers host promotion chasing Devonshire Colts at Malabar.

The match will pit the worst defence against the second best attack in the division. Rangers have conceded 36 goals, while second-place Colts have scored 31.

Fellow promotion hopefuls Vasco da Gama host mid-table St David's at Bernard Park, while Flanagan's Onions will have the weekend off after their make-up game against Wolves on Wednesday.

Vincent Minors, Wolves coach looking to recieve his C licence (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

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Published January 24, 2020 at 8:00 am (Updated January 24, 2020 at 12:39 am)

Minors calls for Wolves to improve

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