TIVOLI Gardens' profligacy in front of goal has irked coach Glendon 'Admiral' Bailey, as they had to come from behind twice in an exciting 2-2 draw with Arnett Gardens at the Edward Seaga Stadium on Sunday.
Bailey and hundreds of spectators watched in disbelief as home team Tivoli Gardens wasted at least four one-on-one situations with the goalkeeper and were actually in danger of losing the game.
"We just need to put away our chances. We need a potent striker so to speak, and if we had put away all the chances we got today (Sunday), the scoreline would be totally different," said Bailey.
Kirk Ramsey twice gave Arnett Gardens the lead, nodding home in the 11th minute after Newton Sterling's header hit the upright before scoring a rasping leftfooter in the 57th minute.
Jameel Thompson grabbed both goals for Tivoli Gardens, netting in 14th and 78th minutes for a share of the points.
Tivoli Gardens have slipped two spots to fifth on five points and missed a glorious chance of gaining sole leadership of the Red Stripe Premier League.
"I think we have the team that can do it this year... "(it's) early days and I like where we are now. You know spectators, everybody wanting to win every match, but it doesn't work like that. We just have to take our time and make the adjustments as we go along," said Bailey.
Arnett Gardens inched to two points to be down in 10th spot following another match in which they held the lead, but were pegged back late.
"Tivoli got more chances in the game, but I thought we got some too that we could have put away early in the second half. But overall, I must commend my team... it was an away fixture and we came here and got a point," said coach Calvin Lewis.
"I am not satisfied (that) we (are) not passing the ball around and I think we are too direct in how we (are) playing right now. But most of the players came back to pre-season late, so we have to do some work in how we maintain possession," he noted.