Scholars face GT in battle for Prem

Arch-rivals Scholars International
and George Town meet in a serious showdown this weekend as the Cayman Islands
Football Association Premier League season approaches the end.

 It is on Sunday at the TE McField Sports
Centre in George Town while third placed Roma face Bodden Town in their bid to
move further away from the relegation zone.

In other games to be played
elsewhere, Tigers meet Future at the G. Haig Bodden Sports Complex and Elite face
bottom placed team Sunset at the Ed Bush Stadium.

With three games left in the
competition Scholars International are four points ahead of George Town who
have 32. It will be televised live on Cayman27.

Assistant coach of Scholars
International Colin ‘Dougie’ Rowe said that this game will be a good one to
watch as Scholars will go all out for a win.

“Presently George Town should be motivated
from their win in their last outing against us in the FA Cup quarter-finals,”
Rowe said. GT won 3-2 in a thriller on Sunday.

“We blundered in midfield and that
was what caused us to lose. This situation is being corrected and we will be
coming all out for the three points. It’s a must win game we are rivals year in
year out therefore I expect George Town to be coming at us hard.

“If we draw we will place ourselves
in a tough situation therefore we have to win. We have identified where our
problem was in the last game and we have been making adjustments. If we can
contain this adjustment we will overcome George Town this Sunday.”

Meanwhile, Anthony Ramoon assistant
coach of George Town team is concerned about getting past this hurdle stating
that if they get over it they will be in a better position to lift the Premier
League title.

“First we have to get past this
hurdle to get closer to the title,” Ramoon said.

“Given the league standings we see
every game as a championship. Scholars Internationals is the first hurdle right
now. They are the league champions, beating them would give additional
confidence to George Town going into the remaining games of the season. Overall
we expect a great game against Scholars International this weekend.”   

Bodden Town and Tigers are joint
third on 28 points, defending champions Elite have 23, Future 20, Roma 17 and bottom
placed Sunset are on 16.

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