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St George’s out to topple leaders North Village

St George’s coach Jarreau Hayward (File photograph by Lawrence Trott)

St George’s Colts plan to “throw a wrench” in leaders North Village’s title bid and bolster their own when the two rivals do battle in an intriguing top-of-table Premier Division clash at Bernard Park tomorrow.

Village are the sole team yet to taste defeat in the league this season and top the standings by a point over nearest rival PHC Zebras heading into the final round of league matches of the year.

However, their work is cut for them against third placed St George’s who have also thrust themselves in early contention for the league title this season.

Jarreau Hayward, the St George’s coach, says his team is up for the occasion.

“We are definitely looking forward to the game,” he said. “We trained well this week and it should be a good one.”

The east enders suffered a 3-2 defeat at home to PHC in their previous league outing and will be keen to get their title bid back on track.

“I think it’s another opportunity for us to move forward as a team; to continue to claw down Village as far as the table is concerned,” Hayward added.

“Obviously we have had an awesome start to the season, so hopefully we can throw a little wrench in their plans and come away with three points. That will take us to within one of the leaders so that’s what we are going to try to do.

“Village is a good team but so are we so we are looking forward to the clash. It’s going to be nice challenge for us.

“We just have to be ourselves; really express ourselves, work hard and we will be all right.”

St George’s have already proven to be a tough proposition playing on foreign turf.

“We are definitely not intimidated by the grounds,” Hayward said. “We travel well and are comfortable on any ground.”

St George’s are unbeaten on the road in the league since losing 2-1 away to Devonshire Cougars in October.

“That away game to Cougars really taught us something about ourselves; something that we had learn and we did learn, so that’s why we don’t really look at it as a loss,” Hayward added. “We will take those lessons to Bernard Park and I think we will be all right.”

Likewise, Village will also be keen to get back to winning ways having been held to draw by Cougars in their previous league outing.

Coach Kenny Thompson will be forced to make at least one change to his starting eleven as defender Jalen Harvey is serving a suspension having been shown straight red in the 2-2 stalemate away to Cougars.

PHC thumped struggling Boulevard 9-0 in a lopsided affair at Goose Gosling Field on Thursday night to close the gap on leaders Village.

Champions Dandy Town will also hope to bounce back from defeat at the first opportunity when they travel to Lord’s to face Hamilton Parish today having lost to PHC in their previous outing.

Tomorrow’s remaining top flight match ups will see X-Roads host Dudley Eve Trophy champions Somerset Trojans at Wellington Oval while bottom side Robin Hood are at home to Cougars at Goose Gosling Field.

First Division action resumes today with fourth -placed BAA hosting fifth- placed Devonshire Colts at Goose Gosling Field tonight.

BAA trail leaders Wolves by three points with Colts a further point adrift.

Wolves are away to sixth- placed Paget at Southampton Oval tomorrow while second -placed Young Men’s Social Club host third-placed Southampton Rangers at Police Field.

Tomorrow’s remaining second tier match will see St David’s host fellow bottom dwellers Ireland Rangers at Lord’s.

Bottom side Somerset Eagles have a bye.

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Published December 03, 2022 at 8:29 am (Updated December 03, 2022 at 10:40 am)

St George’s out to topple leaders North Village

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