The Barbados Defence Force Sports Programme (BDFSP) will be marching in unison to the tune of their own drum when they face St Andrew Lions in their Group 3 encounter tonight as the final Championship game gets underway at the Barbados Football Association’s Wildey Turf tonight.
The Lions will be looking for a win over the soldiers in the inaugural Capelli SuperCup, but a win is not crucial for them after they booked their spot with their 4-3 win over dark horses Silver Sands last weekend.
While head coach of the BDFSP Asquith Howell has made changes throughout the game to give every player the opportunity on the ball and the more inexperienced players some much-needed experience, tonight he may very well pull out his “big guns” and enlist the services of captain Shane Codrington, utility man Raheim Sargeant, Akeem Hill, Renaldo Trim and Rashad Jules, who secured a hat trick in their last game against Silver Sands.
Meanwhile, the Lions will have to come better than the 4-3 win they managed over Silver Sands. That scoreline was their biggest in the tournament thus far and head coach Christopher King will have to pull out all the stops if he intends to beat the soldiers for first place in their group.
In the nightcap game, front runners of the tournament Weymouth Wales are pegged to flatten UWI Blackbirds.
And while Wales are on cruise control in Group 1, the Blackbirds would need to secure a draw or a downright win over the Green Machines to secure passage into the quarterfinals.
They will have to pull on the likes of long-standing player Mario Harte and young Niall Reid-Stephens who has been very instrumental in helping his team throughout this tournament.
Wales, on the other hand, have nothing to worry about with 26 goals to date under their boots. With a solid defence throughout the tournament, any team who meets them on the Turf would have to come exceptionally well to get the better of them.