Cavalier expecting tough Moca clash
Cavalier FC are leaders of Group A in the Concacaf Caribbean Cup. (Photo: Paul Reid)

ALTHOUGH his team's preparations may not have been ideal going into today's top-of-the-table clash in Group A against Dominican Republic side Moca, in the Concacaf Caribbean Cup, Cavalier Sporting Director Rudolph Speid is quietly confident they can secure all three points in the encounter.

The match will be played at Sabina Park at 7:00 pm.

Cavalier, who are unbeaten so far in the competition, lead the group with four points on goal difference ahead of Defence Force, who are also on four points. They are one point ahead of Moca, who are in third position with a game in hand.

Speid told the Jamaica Observer that today's match is going to be a challenging encounter, but they are playing at home and he is expecting a positive result from his team. is going to be a difficult game but we are at home and we hope to make it count

"We are a bit off [at the moment] because they are in competition playing in a league and they are at the top of their league, and our Premier League is not playing so it is difficult to get practice," Speid said.

"I think that when we do get these practice games, the teams are not at the same level because they just started their preparation so it is a bit difficult to prepare, but we are trying our best.

"We are always confident because Cavalier is one of those teams that is always up for the challenge. This team is unbeaten and we are also unbeaten, so this is going to be a clash of the two unbeaten teams. It is going to be a difficult game but we are at home and we hope to make it count."

Cavalier are coming off a 2-1 victory over Port of Spain in their previous encounter, and Speid says they are now hoping they can make it two straight victories in the competition today. He says the match is a crucial game for his side because all the points are extremely significant at this stage of the competition.

"It is a very important game for us because if we can get a positive result from it, then that can set us to go through to the next round - that is what we want to achieve," Speid said.

"I watched this team on video and they are at the top of their league in the Dominican Republic. They have a lot of good players, and they have an Argentina striker, and they have a lot of other players from other countries. They are not an easy team to get by so it is going to be a tough game for us, but we will be up for the challenge."

Cavalier will rest their hopes in the hands of Nicholas Hamilton, Christopher Ainsworth, Kyle Ming, Shaniel Thomas, Jalmaro Calvin, and Dwayne Allen to lead their charge to victory.

Moca are coming off a 1-0 victory over Port of Spain in their last game. They will be depending heavily on striker Manuel Vidal who scored in his team's last game against Port of Spain.

BY ROBERT BAILEY Staff reporter

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