Boys' Town clip Sporting on wet Collie Smith Drive pitch
BOYS' Town moved their early season tally to six points from three matches after edging Sporting Central Academy 1-0 in the Red Stripe Premier League at Collie Smith Drive yesterday.
On a pitch made wet from an early afternoon downpour, Rafiek Thomas gave the home team the advantage with a 31st minute strike.
Nicholas McMorris almost gave Boys' Town a 2-0 lead in the 55th minute, but his headed strike went wide of the left post.
Less than a minute later, the Red Brigade were frustrated again with another attempt which also missed the target.
Despite two victories from as many games so far this season, the Clarendon-based Sporting Central seemed unable to create many chances this round.
Gregory Lewis got a great chance to score in the 85th minute but his frail effort caused no problems.
Late in the game the visitors seemed to be making a desperate scramble for goal, but booted shot after shot well away from the goal and over the wall in the direction of the May Pen Cemetery.
Boys' Town coach Andrew Price was pleased with the showing though he believed the margin of victory could have been wider.
"It's good to get three points at home," he said. "We really dominated, especially the first half. We came out a little flat in the second half, but if we had scored some of those chances in the first half the game would have been done and dusted long ago," he said.
Nigel Stewart, Sporting Central's coach, bemoaned the scoreline as he said his team could have done better especially after an improved second half performance.
"I think our team is a goal better than how we played. I think we should have at least got a point but I think we started out a bit lacklustre. The second half we gave a good account of ourselves (as) we started to keep the ball," said Stewart.