George Town not giving up the chase

George Town Sports Club may be way behind leaders Elite in the Premier League table, but they have not given up hope of overhauling them.

That is the belief of George Town’s head coach Paul McField, who with technical director Lee Ramoon has had mixed results this season, dropping points unexpectedly.

George Town is fourth with 15 points, eight behind Elite but Ramoon insists that they are not out of the title race yet.

“We’ve had many injuries but expect our key players to be back after Christmas,” McField said. When Leighton “Rumpy” Elliott, Ariel Tatum and Nicholas Ebanks are fully fit, George Town could be as formidable as they were last season when they led the table for most of the campaign but spluttered towards the end and were overhauled by Bodden Town.

Justin Pierre is returning to George Town from Sunset.

George Town will also be bolstered by a striker from Jamaica, McField said. In the meantime, he is happy with they way his side is playing, just hoping that strikers like Miguel Pitta, Tex Whitelocke and Kevin Moore can find the net a little more often.

Moore scored both George Town goals last week in their 2-0 victory over Sunset.

“Kevin is playing really well again this season,” McField said. “He is sharp and he listens to instructions well. Junior Fisher is back in defense and doing well and so is Donald “Naddy” Solomon.

“Cuban [Josef Gonzales] hasn’t scored but he is fighting really hard, he’s busy. Ian Lindo, our captain is working hard in midfield too and David Lee Cole is in heart of the defense.”

The talented Lorenzo Brown and Mitchie Williams are back in the side after a long hiatus, and if the team can get the chemistry back of old, McField’s optimism may not be misplaced.

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