'Tuffy' at the double as Boys' Town go down

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer

Tuesday, September 11, 2012    

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TOP striker Jermaine 'Tuffy' Anderson scored twice and set up a third goal as Waterhouse condemned Boys' Town to a 3-1 defeat at Drewsland on Sunday.

It was the second match for both teams in the opening round of the 2012 Red Stripe Premier League. Spectators were royally entertained not merely because the home team won, but because Boys' Town played good football and should have taken the lead in the 42nd minute through Rafiek Thomas.

However, the forward shot wide from atop the six-yard box with only goalkeeper Richard McCallum to beat. Earlier, McCallum had to be at his best to keep Boys' Town at bay with a brilliant fisted save in the 39th as the Collie Smith Drive team laid siege on his goal.

Thomas' failure to put the Boys' Town ahead caused the Red Brigade to fall behind two minutes later.

Waterhouse, who were wayward in their passing game, won a free-kick 10 metres outside the box and Nicholy Finlayson, who was returning to the team after two seasons with relegated Reno FC, found the head of Anderson with a well-weighted cross.

Left unmarked, Anderson rose majestically to head past Boys' Town goalkeeper Kirk Porter to give Waterhouse the lead a minute before the break.

Boys' Town returned just as composed for the second period and looked aggressive in their hunt for the equaliser. However, they left gaps in their defence and Waterhouse went farther ahead 10 minutes later.

The home team won a free-kick outside the box and Anderson stepped up to hit a splendid left-footer which left Porter rooted to the spot as the ball curled into the top left-hand corner of his goal.

Despite being 2-0 down, the visitors still looked full of fight and pulled one back 11 minutes later through Romeo Parks after a goalkeeping error from a dropped-ball situation.

Waterhouse began to teeter, but two changes in the 71st and 77th restored some balance to the team.

Anderson turned provider when he found substitute Damarley Samuel with a telling pass that the latter drove past Porter for the third goal in time added.

Waterhouse — Richard McCallum, Rohan Amos, Nicholy Finlayson, Victor Thompson, Hughan Gray, Troy Reid, Hugh Howell, Vincent Earl (Jason Watson 71st), Jahmeel Thompson, Jermaine Anderson (Juvaune Benjamin 90th+), Andre Clennon (Damarley Samuels 77th)

Subs not used: K Cousin, R Barnes, P Keyes, Asaunie Smith

Booked: Howell (51st), Clennon (56th), Anderson (87th).

Boys' Town — Kirk Porter, Xavian Virgo, Carlos Wright, Nicholas McMorris, Hugh Evans, Daemion Benjamin, Marvin Stewart, Romeo Parkes, Michael Campbell, Rafiek Thomas (Shane Edwards 76th), Marvin Morgan

Subs not used: Richard Clarke, A Samuels, K Binns, R Dennis Omar Campbell, L Goffe

Booked: Wright (30th), Virgo (43rd)

Referee: Kevin Thomas

Assistant Referees: Damion Williams, Omar Mills

Fourth Official: Kasa Plummer

Match Commissary: Anthony Gibbs





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