Cavalier still mindful of Arnett

April 01, 2019
Cavalier’s Alex Marshall (right) and Tamar Edwards of Arnett Gardens battle for a ball during the first leg of their quarter-final tie on March 24, 2019.
Cavalier’s Alex Marshall (right) and Tamar Edwards of Arnett Gardens battle for a ball during the first leg of their quarter-final tie on March 24, 2019.
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Cavalier assistant coach, David Laylor, says they are 'mindful' that Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) quarter-final opponent, Arnett Gardens, remains a major threat despite their 3-0 advantage going into the second-leg at Waterhouse Stadium today.

The Rudolph Speid-coached team dismissed the home team 3-0 in the first leg through goals from Chevonne Marsh, Alex Marshall and Nicholas Hamilton, and though they go into the second leg with a comfortable lead, Laylor says they have to stick to the system that has brought them so much success against the former champions this season.

"We the coaches are mindful, the players are mindful that this is Arnett Gardens and Arnett is one of those teams that never gives up, and never say die. The ball is round so the most important thing is to keep the team focused and to keep doing the things we have been doing all season in regards to Arnett," he told the press conference at the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) last Wednesday.

Regular system

"We cannot be too open against Arnett Gardens, they will come out strong and they will come out running, so we have to maintain what we have been doing over the years when we play Arnett, we just have to maintain that regular system," he insists.

Arnett Gardens have found it difficult against Cavalier this season losing three of four games they have met. Cavalier have also gone into Drewsland twice this season against Waterhouse and have won and not tasted defeat, plus Laylor believes they have many admirers among the Drewsland fans which will serve them well today.

"We have played on numerous occasions at Waterhouse, Drewsland and we have had good results. The plan is to go into Waterhouse and play Cavalier playing style and it has been a good hunting ground for us," he said.

"But we will keep the plan. It has been working for us so why change it."

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