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Drab draw

MBU, Waterhouse concede 'there's lot of work to be done' after dull affair

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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TUCKER, St James —The coaches of Montego Bay United (MBU) and Waterhouse FC agreed, after their Red Stripe Premier League game on Sunday at Wespow Park, that they have a lot more work to be done if they aim to make the play-offs.

The teams drew 1-1 in the final set of games in the first round, limping to the line in a game that failed to get past a pedestrian pace and was littered with poor finishing and decision-making by the teams.

Allan Ottey scored in back-to-back home games to give his team the lead in the 13th minute before Waterhouse FC hit back in the 27th minute, Denardo Thomas scoring from close range with the best move his team made for the full 90 minutes.

Vassell Reynolds, the MBU head coach, said after the game: “Clearly, we have some work to do and continue to work hard.”

He went on to say that despite being in 10th place on 11 points, one above the drop zone, there were some positives from the first 11 games.

“One or two of the younger players stepped up and played their part — Nazime Matalie-Grant and today we saw Renaldo Wellington, two players who played schoolboy football last year,” said the coach.

“We started the season on a low note, we picked it up a bit, but then we trailed off again. We wanted to finish on high (today) but got a point, which was a fair result,” Reynolds noted.

Waterhouse FC's Marcel Gayle was satisfied with the point away from home and said his team “showed guts and character” in coming from behind.

The point saw Waterhouse FC drop two places to eighth on the tables with 15 points, and coach Gayle knows there is a lot of work to be done to get his charges up to or close to their best.

“We still have a ways to go, but we just have to go do the work and come back.... we see where we can get better and we just need to do the work required and try to improve in the second round,” he said.

Teams:

Montego Bay United – Aian Miller, Orlando McBayne, Jermaine Woozencroft, John Barrett, Nicholas Amponsah, Anthony Drummond, Ricardo Wilson, Nazime Matalie-Grant (Dwayne Ambusley-80th), Renardo Wellington, Allan Ottey (Howard Dent-88th), Wade Daley (Vashean McBean-65th)

Subs not used: Zavhia Hutchinson, Nevaun Turner, Renardo Wellington, Omar Brown

Booked: McBean (82nd)

Waterhouse FC Diego Haughton, Keithy Simpson, Nicholy Finlayson, Shaun Dewar, Mark Miller, Denardo Thomas, Stephen Williams (Andre Fletcher-83rd), Andre McFarlane (Andre Leslie-56th), Kymani Campbell, Kenroy Howell, Rafeik Thomas.

Subs not used: Akeem Chambers, Damion Binns, Oshane Roberts, Carlos Wright, Ricardo Samuels (76th)

Referee: Tyrone Robinson

Assistants: Lloyd Edwards, Garvin Carvalho

Fourth official: Andre Farquharson

Match commissary: Lorraine Scringer

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