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Any number can play! - Benjamin hopes Boys' Town can avoid drop

Published:Monday | February 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarc Stamp/Gleaner Writer
RSPL Football match between Boys’ Town vs Arnett Garden, played at Barbican Complex on Sunday September 24, 2017. Here are (right) Kimarley Fray of Boys’ Town and Steve Clarke of Arnett Gardens.

Boys' Town's midfielder Daemion Benjamin kept his team's slim hopes of avoiding relegation alive when he netted a brace in a 2-1 win against Arnett Gardens in the Trench Town derby at the Barbican Complex yesterday.

Benjamin netted in the first and 81st minutes, while substitute Shamar Pryce scored in the 70th minute for Arnett.

"The team's performance was very good today. We knew that when it comes to the Arnett Gardens - Boys' Town derby, it is always going to be hectic," Benjamin told The Gleaner.

"The two goals got us the win, so we will see what happens for the rest of the season. We have six games to go, so we still have hope as anything can happen. We are going to continue working hard to finish the season strong," he said.

"As I said before, as long as it is mathematically possible, we are going to give it an effort every game. Any number can play as we have seen stranger things happen in the world. Once there is hope, let us see if we can go on a streak with a string of victories."

Arnett Gardens rested a number of regular players, but Price said that he did the same for different reasons.

"The way Arnett played, they did not play like a team that did not want three points. I am sure they want that $1 million for the team that finishes on most points," he pointed out.

Coach of Arnett Gardens Jerome Waite said he rested some regular players due to fatigue.

"The fact that we played three games in five days, including the (Caribbean Football Union) Club Championship, it is a situation of rotating the players. You could see fatigue on those players leading up to this game," Waite said about his decision not to play some star players.