System 3 net one… Sardine fishing for big catch
January 3, 2014
System 3 net one… Sardine fishing for big catch

One major football title, that of the National Club Championships Under-15 division, has already been pouched by System 3, but Ian Sardine, the man at the control of the club, wants the big one — the premiership.{{more}}

During the current season, Sardine and his System 3 have cast their nets on the other side and are poised to haul in the big catch — the $10,000 which is at stake for the winner.

Not looking too far ahead and counting the fish before they are caught, Sardine believes that the championship is his to lose.

System 3 placed second behind Avenues in the 2099-2010 championships, which earned both a crack at the CONCACAF Club championships.

But while Sardine eyes the big one, he revealed to SEARCHLIGHT that his main focus is getting some of his young and promising players out, with the possibility of gaining professional contracts.

For Sardine, the plans of the club, hatched years ago, are coming together.

“I can now sit in the stand and watch the proceedings as others are coming through to take over,” Sardine told SEARCHLIGHT with a sense of contentment.

The man who has been the chief, cook and bottle washer of the club for many years said that he now has in place a coaching staff.

Sardine revealed that Lex Olliver is the person in charge of the premier team, with Shadel Cyrus overseeing the Under-15 outfit and Olanzo Bute, the first division team.

“We are looking at persons like Shandel Samuel to soon come and play a coaching role with the club, so that I will only be concentrating on the administrative side of things,” Sardine added.

In the premiership, System 3 sit in pole position to unseat Avenues, who have reigned uninterrupted for the past three seasons.

When the competition took a break for the Christmas festivities, System 3 remained one of three unbeaten outfits, with the others being Avenues and BESCO Pastures.

All three are yet to drop a match for the 2013 competition, which is hanging over into 2014.

They came through the preliminary phase unbeaten, and in the Big Eight play-off, which decides the overall winner, the trio are still to lose.

However, it is System 3 that lead the pack on goal differential after four rounds of matches.

The points standings show System 3 on 10 points, likewise BESCO Pastures and Avenues languishing on six points.

Both System 3 and Pastures have three wins and one drawn match, but the former is nosing ahead, having scored 10 goals with three scored against them, while Pastures has netted eight and conceded four.

System 3 possess a goal difference of seven and Pastures, a differential of four. System 3’s first piece of silverware for the current championships was attained on Sunday, December 22, when the Under-15 team stopped Avenues two-nil in the final played at the Victoria Park.

Goals from Carlos Solomon and Kevin Davis gave System 3 the lien on the title. (RT)