GT’s start vital to try for treble

 

Inter Milan did it last season, Manchester United did it a decade ago and now George Town want to emulate them in their own little way.  

Having won both the Digicel Cup and FA Cup in the past two seasons and been runners-up to Elite in the Premier League this term, George Town aim to take home all three trophies next season.  

It’s a tall order, but they have the pedigree to do it, with plenty of hard work and a little luck. Of course, Elite will have something to say about that. Considering the West Bay side went unbeaten for the first two-thirds of the season, they will be a hard team to overcome. 

Well drilled under coach Gregory Ebanks with plenty of potential match winners, Elite are likely to be stronger than ever. They can point to the fact that they have the top three league scorers in Dwayne ‘Gaza’ Wright (18 goals), Alex Belcher (17) and Jairo Sanchez (11). Belcher missed a few games through suspension so his tally might have been higher.  

George Town, under the coaching of former national player Lee Ramoon, started slowly in the league but their post-Christmas form suggests that without a sluggish beginning they would not have been beaten by 11 points by Elite, who also won the league in 2008-09. 

Ramoon said: “We have been successful over the past two seasons because of hard sweat. We set objectives to retain the Digicel and FA Cup titles and to play enjoyable and attractive football. Our goal for next season is to win the Premier League and be qualified to participate in the Caribbean Football Union Champions League.” 

Under club captain Ian Lindo, who is also the national team skipper, they can do it, considering their squad is packed with national team players and some of the best players on the island.  

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Miguel Pitta’s saves contributed to George Town’s success this season. – PHOTO: RON SHILLINGFORD
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