KINGSTON, Jamaica – Molynes United secured their second win in four games in the Jamaica Premier League when they clipped Vere United 1-0 at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex in Arnett Gardens on Sunday.
It was the perfect way to segway into the World Cup break for Alex Thomas, head coach of Molynes United, who said that the win was “needed”.
“These three points today (Sunday) are really important. We needed this one because we are going on a long layoff and this pushes us up more in the table. So we can relax and focus on the break,” he said.
The game itself was not very pleasing to the eye, but with Molynes United sitting in the lower half of the table after match day three, the nature of the win mattered very little.
“It was a good team effort. They showed heart dedication, grit. It was an ugly game from us. It was one of our bad games all season, but they came out victorious in the end and we grind it out as a team,” he said.
Almost as if scripted, Thomas had told his boys before the game to find a way to win as aesthetics was the least of his concerns.
“We have been playing well all season. What I said to them is that an ugly win is better than a pretty loss and that’s what they did today,” Thomas said.
The focus for Thomas during the break will be to hit the reset button and improve his team in all areas of the pitch.
“We have to work on all areas of the field. It’s early days but as a team, we have to keep the group happy. It’s a big group. We have to manage the group well and go back to the training pitch and start all over again. We have to work on our weaknesses and our strengths and get better as a team,” he added.
Molynes United are now in 5th place at the end of match week four and will have four weeks to get ready for a further push up the table.