Adrian Frater, News Editor
MONTPELIER WILL be aiming to at least protect their first-leg 1-0 advantage, while Granville will be gunning to turn the tables on them when the teams meet in this afternoon's Captain's Bakery Western Super Football League second leg final at the Catherine Hall Stadium in Montego Bay.
In the game slated to kick off at 3:00 p.m., the winner will take home the coveted Captain's Bakery Trophy and $70,000, in addition to earning a place in the 2007-08 Wray & Nephew NPL elimination tournament which will feature all the Jamaica Football Federation's (JFF) confederation champions.
Montpelier, who looked the more committed team in the first leg played in Lucea, Hanover, on Wednesday, got their all-important goal through the wily Lenore Campbell. Granville missed a last-minute penalty through Jermaine Anderson, who booted over the crossbar.
Looking ahead to today's game, Montpelier's coach, Wayne Tate, said his team's major objective today was to stay focused as he was confident they had what it takes to beat Granville again.
"Once we stay focussed and don't allow any complacency to creep into our play, we should be okay," said Tate.
Granville, who played well in the first leg game but were uncharacteristically tame before the goal, will be aiming for a much-improved performance as, according to coach Tracey Reid, they will be throwing everything at Montpelier in their do-or-die effort.
"We are a strong and confident unit and we know we are quite capable of beating this Montpelier team," said Reid.
For today's game, Granville will be banking heavily on goalkeeper Loxley Reid, top defender Dillon Thelwell, midfielders Jason Rose and David Gilliard, and strikers Anderson and Odane Snow.Montpelier's charge will be led by goalkeeper Jermaine Vidal, classy defender Cleve Kerr, midfielders Floyd Scott, Denton Vidal and Tristan Gardener, and strikers Garth Johnson and Campbell.