Greenbay Hoppers will seek to improve their scoring rate as they head into Friday’s match against Suriname’s Inter Moengo Tapoe in the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Championships at the Antigua Recreation Ground (ARG).
This is according to the club’s General Secretary, Troy Gibson, who said
that Wednesday’s 2-1 victory over St Vincent & the Grenadines’ Bequia United was not a true representation of the number of scoring opportunities presented to the home team.
“They are basically going to work on being more clinical in the next couple of games because we just lack that finishing touch of putting the ball into the back of the net. The scoreline really didn’t reflect how we played last night [Wednesday], [or] how we controlled the game. So the coaches said that’s something they are looking to improve going forward into the next two matches,” he said.
National midfielder, Tamorley “Ziggy” Thomas had put Hoppers ahead in the 16th minute before Kamal Olliverre found
the equaliser for SVG in minute 28.
The home team found the winner in minute 70 when Thomas’ close range effort came off the body of defender Kamol Vess and flew into the back of his own net.
Gibson made another plea for public support as Hoppers seek to qualify for the next round of matches in Trinidad.
“We had a decent crowd last night [Wednesday] but we really need the support because it’s a hard venture on the club. It’s not a FIFA, not an association but a club event and it’s an [expensive] thing but we took up the commitment. So we need the support and not just to sort out our resources but the team needs the support. We need in there to be intimidating and we need the visiting team to feel like they can’t play on the surface; that’s what we need,” he said.
In Friday’s opening contest, Bequia United face Haiti’s Racing FC at 5pm. Tickets cost $10 per adult and $5 per child 12 years old and younger.