After nine-match free fall, Molynes United chairman feels club is on the mend

By December 02, 2019

Euardo Cornwall, the Chairman for Red Stripe Premier League club Molynes United, believes that despite the team’s 1-0loss to Humble Lion on the weekend, he is optimistic that they will return to winning ways soon.

The loss on Sunday was the fourth consecutive loss and seventh overall since they began the season with six wins on the trot that saw them share the league lead with 18 points. Since then, Molynes United has picked up two of a possible 27 points and they have fallen from first to seventh.

On Sunday. Jermaine Christian’s 43rd-minute goal handed the promoted club the most recent of the seven losses, but Cornwall told Sportsmax.TV that things are looking up.

“Definitely! If the team continues on the path I see them heading on I can give you the assurance that the team is on the turnaround,” Cornwall said.

Cornwall said what he saw from the team on Sunday was a ‘restoration’ of Molynes football, a team fighting for results while indicating that the match could have gone either way. He added that he has confidence in newly appointed head coach Calvert Fitzgerald who replaced Lij Simms who recently quit the club.

“I have confidence in Calvert Fitzgerald,” he said.

He lost that confidence in Coach Simms at whose feet he squarely lays the blame for the club’s recent losing streak.

“There was a breakdown of discipline. The team was not being managed properly since the six wins,” Cornwall said. “I hold the coach responsible.”

Following the win in week six of the 2019/2020 season of the RSPL, Coach Simms’ brother died. That week, Molynes United drew 0-0 with Harbour View. The following week they lost their first match of the season, 3-1 to Cavalier FC.

Simms said then that he was distracted while grieving his brother’s passing.

Cornwall believed the coach should have stepped away then and taken the time to grieve.

“If you have issues, you should step aside while you are grieving,” Cornwall said.

“The match following (Simms’ brother’s death), he went into the stands and was coaching (the team) while his assistant coach was coaching them.”

The situation caused the breakdown of the discipline, he surmised. “If something is not working for you, you report it to the relevant body for the appropriate action to be taken.”

 

 

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