Volvo United of Priory crowned themselves the new champions of the Captain’s Bakery & Grill-sponsored St Ann Football Association Major League 2013-2014 season when they edged former champions Exchange United by 1-0. Priory took the title over the Ocho Rios boys at Drax Hall on Sunday April 6, 2014. The match, played under light, was watched by a large and enthusiastic crowd as both teams put up a spirited performance, with several shots hitting the cross bars and uprights. As the game progressed it was Volvo that looked the better team. Volvo displayed a superb quality of football, dominating the middle and attacking brilliantly to hold of the fast finishing pace from the Exchange forwards who countered attacked on both wings. The David Pryce-coached boys from Seville Heights in Priory scored the all important goal midway the half when Lincoln Brissett, latched on to a loose ball on the edge of the 18-yard box, turned made a good move towards goal before he slotted home past the advancing keeper. Hundreds of spectators rushed onto the field in celebration of Volvo’s goal. The championship, played under the usual league format, saw Volvo winning the league with 39 points. They will take the cash prize of $200,000 and the Captain’s Bakery & Grill Trophy.Exchange United finished second with 37 points. Lime Hall Community Club formerly Benfica F.C. ended in third spot with 36 points, Brown’s Town came fourth with 35 points and Lewis Strikers finished in fifth position with 29 points.
Volvo and Exchange will represent the Parish in the upcoming Eastern Confederation play off for a place in next season’s National Premier League. An elated Volvos coach David Pryce, said that he was very happy and pleased with his team’s performance and congratulated them for winning this year’s title. Coach Pryce said that his team attributed victory to hard work of training with discipline determination and dedication. He said they want a St Ann team to get into the Premier League.