Elite were not so casual this time

Elite are the Digicel Cup champions after beating Bodden Town 2-0 on Ash Wednesday and they have the Premier League title and FA Cup in their sights too. Elite scorers were Alex Belcher and Jose Luis Bush.

Elite almost completed that unique treble three years ago but complacency in the FA Cup final – again against Bodden Town – cost them that achievement.

This time round they are not leaving anything to chance. Just ahead of Scholars International at the top of the Premier League, on goal difference, they cannot afford to ease up in league matches. Bodden Town are still in with a shout, three points behind.

Technical Director Greg Ebanks said: “First I would like to give God thanks for the victory against Bodden Town. We worked hard and prepared well for the game, so we got the results back from what we put in.”

Belcher has a habit of scoring vital goals for Elite and that was apparent last week. “Alex has one of the best qualities in sports which is speed. This enables him to achieve good results, he is getting hungry again for goals and this is really inspiring.

Elite’s next league game is against Tigers on Sunday. “I’m trusting we will return to our concentration for the game.”

Are Elite capable of doing the treble this time, considering you got so close three years ago with basically the same team? “There is potential that this can happen, but for this to happen it would be with some luck. I know the other teams are inspired to win, this task will be very challenging.”

At least Elite can look forward to be bolstered soon by the return from US colleges of Benjamin Cupid and Greg’s son Jason. Greg is not getting carried away with his success. “With good health and strength, hopefully we can maintain a good standing in the league and contend well for the FA Cup.”

Elite played three matches in Honduras over the weekend to stay sharp and to face some fresh opposition.