Local footballers prepare for cup final battle

| 04/03/2014

(CIFA): When fans turn up at the Annex on Ash Wednesday for the first ever President’s Cup final they will be greeted by two teams committed to victory. George Town meet Premier League kings Bodden Town in a match featuring the top two teams this season. The clubs have met twice already this season in the Premiership. Both matches were defensive encounters with only one goal being scored. Bodden Town marksman Theron Wood doesn’t expect anything different in Wednesday’s final. “We expect a good competitive game, with hard tackles. This will be two of the best teams in the country you will see a hardgame.”

Wood scored the equalizer that put his club in the final overcoming a tough disciplined Sunset team. Bodden Town manager Kennedy Kelly believes his team’s success in both Premier League and President’s Cup is based on their commitment to success.
In a press conference with the finalists at the CIFA Headquarters Kelly said, “Part of our success is our hard work on and off the field and our dedication.”

Kelly made clear that Bodden Town is not looking past their opponent George Town, even though they enter the final as favourites. 

“Every game is different, what is played is in the past. When we go out we have to analyze the game and each game we have to have a different game plan for George Town.” 

George Town had a tough road to the President’s Cup Final. After starting the season in blistering form, Paul Mcfield’s men have stuttered and had to earn a hard fought finals berth against Elite.  Two goals from Ariel Tatum in the semifinals brought them back on par after a 0-2 loss in the first leg. Gustavo Aulisio’s winner put them in the Ash Wednesday final.
George Town Captain Ian Lindo already knows what to expect. Lindo said, “We can look for a high tempo game. Bodden Town has some fast, fit players who can score, our team has to be ready; we are ready.”

Head Coach Paul Mcfield echoed the confident sentiments. Mcfield said, “I tell our guys take one game at a time. This is another game, we are a lot more focused this season and know how to plan and set for Bodden Town. It will be a hard fought final.”

The men’s final kicks off at 7 pm at the T.E Mcfield Sports Complex. The Women’s President’s Cup final starts at 5 pm and features Sunset against Future.

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