Speid contemplates change

October 14, 2017
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Cavalier's Alex Marshall (right) challenges Harbour View FC's Sheldon McKoy (center) during a Red Stripe Premier League match at the Stadium East Field last month. Looking on is Chevone Marsh.
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Cavalier technical director, Rudolph Speid, has a dilemma on his hands going into their fourth Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) game of the season. This, after the team won its first game in three starts without their two top players, Chevonne Marsh and Alex Marshall. The pair were on national duties in Saudi Arabia and missed Cavalier's 2-1 win over Montego Bay United last weekend.

As a result, Speid is left to contemplate whether to stick with his winning team, or include his two 'best players' from the start.

"The only dilemna we have is do we play Chevonne Marsh and Alex Marshall. They were not in the team the last match we won. So it's a headache, because do you stick with the winning team or do you play your best players. We won without them and scored two goals for the first time, without them.

"So, as a coach, you have to ask what went right and what was going wrong when they were playing," he pondered.

Cavalier claimed their first win after two straight defeats, and Speid says back-to-back wins would revive their hope and confidence.

real good position

"A next victory will do a lot for our confidence. If we can get three points it would put us back in a real good position in the league. It's a crucial three points for us to put us back on track for our ultimate aim of making the top six," he reasoned.

Although Speid believes they have better fortunes on the road, he does not expect easy pickings when they travel to Frome to face Sunday's opponents.

"On the road has been good for us... and we have not been overawed by any team. So we are going to try and turn those performances into points. But it's difficult, the team is very young and they don't understand that it takes more than talent to win sometimes.

"Sandals is also looking for points, you saw how determined they were to get a point against Harbour View, so it's not going to be easy on their home field," he added.

Sunday's games

• Sandals v Cavalier at Frome at 3.30 p.m.

• Boys' Town v Reno at Barbican Complex at 3.30 p.m.

• Humble Lion v Arnett at Effortville at 3.30 p.m.

n UWI v MoBay at UWI at 3.30 p.m.

• Waterhouse v Portmore at Drewsland at 3.30 p.m.

Points Standing

Teams P W D L GF GA GD Pts

Portmore 3 2 1 0 6 1 5 7

UWI 3 2 1 0 6 3 3 7

Arnett 3 2 1 0 5 2 3 7

Reno 3 2 1 0 4 2 2 7

Harbour View 3 1 2 0 2 1 1 5

Waterhouse 3 0 3 0 3 3 0 3

Boys' Town 3 1 0 2 3 4 -1 3

Cavalier 3 1 0 2 2 3 -1 3

Humble Lion 3 1 0 2 4 6 -2 1

MoBay 3 0 1 2 1 3 -2 1

Tivoli 3 0 1 2 1 3 -2 1

Sandals 3 0 1 2 1 7 -6 1

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