Lawrence still optimistic about Sandals South Coast staying in RSPL

BY PAUL A REID
Observer writer

Sunday, December 17, 2017

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FROME, Westmoreland — Despite being in the relegation zone from the first week of their first-ever season in the Red Stripe Premier League, Sandals South Coast's Coach Aaron Lawrence is not ready to throw in the towel on the season just get.

Despite numbers that would make even the most optimistic supporter nervous, the always upbeat Lawrence thinks they are a few players away from stability and will find their way out of danger.

Sandals South Coast scored two goals in a game for the first time this season, drawing 2-2 against FC Reno in their Westmoreland derby at Frome in Wednesday's 15th round of matches.

The point left them on 10 points and 11th place, three more than last-placed Boys' Town, but five away from 10th-placed Humble Lion. They have scored nine goals, tied with Harbour View for the least in the competition, and have conceded 26, one less than Boys' Town.

There are no prizes for which areas Lawrence will seek to fill in the January transfer window. “We are looking at strengthening the team in the January window,” he told the Jamaica Observer on Wednesday. “We have some gaps to fill and we have been talking to some players, both schoolboys and from the Premier League, and we need strikers and centre backs.

“We are giving up too many goals and not scoring goals,” Lawrence continued, stating the obvious.

Despite all this, he says they are far from being over and done at just about the halfway stage of the season.

“I think we can still pull it off,” he said. “We have been playing well and we just need someone who can put the ball into the net on a more consistent basis and we will be okay.”

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