Tuesday 21 May, 2019

Constant Spring, Maxfield Park battle for survival in Super League

Constant Spring FC and Maxfield Park FC will be looking to spring an unlikely upset to both seek crucial points to escape relegation in the Magnum KSAFA Super League, which resumes with a Zone A double-header on Friday, at the Constant Spring Complex.

Home team Constant Spring is in the better position with five points, but on paper, they appear to have the tougher task against defending champions Barbican, who they will face in the opening match at 6:30 p.m.

Maxfield Park, bottom of the table on two points, will face fourth-place Molynes United, a team that has not been as consistent as Barbican, but good enough to occupy basically a mid-table standing. Interestingly, Barbican and Molynes United are under no pressure as they are among the top four from the group who have already qualified for the quarter-finals.

Only one team from each of the two zones will be relegated and with two rounds to go, either Constant Spring or Maxfield Park FC will make the drop.

In eight contests to date, Constant Spring secured one win and two draws, while Maxfield have not earned a single victory. Regardless, none of the teams can be taken for granted as, despite the disparity in points, the games have largely been competitive, but for generally marginal scorelines.

For instance, Barbican defeated Constant Spring 2-0 in the teams’ first-round meeting, with the second goal scored at the 90th minute.

Barbican, however, remain the only unbeaten team in the League and head the group on 20 points, laced with six victories. They will seek to notch their seventh through major contribution from Malik Douglas, Bryan Brown, Joel Downswell and Maurice Wilson.

Besides points, the stats do not favour Constant Spring as Barbican’s defence has been the stingiest, with only three goals to their deficit, in comparison to Constant Spring’s 13, which number among three teams with the worst concession rate in the league this season.

Maxfield Park FC number among that lot and worse, they have scored the least number of goals, a meagre there.

Ricardo Monroe and Mark Malcolm have been among those scorers and will carry a heavy burden for Maxfield Park, as they seek a miraculous turnaround.

Molynes United defeated them comprehensively, 3-0, in their first-round encounter and will be looking to establish dominance along similar lines, with Tyreke Sutherland, Orane Farquharson, Ryan Brown and Andrew McLeod most likely to get the goals.

 

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