Football:Scots will edge Trinity in title race, say managers

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That is the view of the managers in flybe.

Combination Division I while at the other end of the league Sporting Academics have, not surprisingly, received a unanimous backing for the drop with the vote just pointing the finger at Rozel Rovers for the other place just ahead of three other other clubs.The Accies are, of course, already staring relegation in the face after nine consecutive defeats while Rozel, who currently have two games in hand on the teams around them, are predicted to lose out in the relegation scrap leaving Magpies, St Peter and First Tower with top-flight football again next season.Six clubs return to action tomorrow afternoon with four of them looking to pull clear of the second relegation spot and avoid the drop along with the Academics who have failed to collect a point this season.The title challengers return to action in midweek, champions Trinity playing only their second league match of the campaign at Springfield, on Tuesday night, against Portuguese Club, while 48 hours later the Scottish, who lead the current champs by one point, oppose First Tower United at the same venue.Asked for thoughts on who will win the title race Scottish manager Bob Kearsey said: ‘I’ve got to say us, the title is within our scope.

I have some excellent players and if they believe in their ability then they can win it.’We must also play better in the bigger games too.

We are consistent enough in other games but we must produce the rabbit out of the hat when we play Trinity second time around.’Accies will go because they’re simply not good enough and I’ve a feeling First Tower could join them.

Tower are a young side and although they raise their games against the top teams I feel they lack the consistency to beat the teams around them.’In the absence of holidaying joint-managers Joe Morley and Adam Reid, Trinity president Milford Lee said: ‘We can retain the title.

If the excellent team work from the coaches and the players continues and we beat Scottish next time around we will be champions again.’Beating Scottish 3-1 in the first league match was a huge result for us because we closed the gap to a point.

Apart from ourselves Jersey Wanderers are probably the only other team good enough to beat Scottish this season.’We have a difficult game against Portuguese next week and if we can win that then hopefully the momentum will be back in the team after the recent break.

We’ve had an excellent run in the league and hopefully we can continue in the same vein for the rest of the season.’Trinity are undefeated in their last 30 Combination matches.Full report in today’s JEP, on sale from 9.15 am.

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