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Impressive UWI clip Boys' Town 2-1

Monday, October 09, 2017

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The University of the West Indies (UWI) FC turned in an impressive display to beat Boys' Town FC 2-1 in their Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) match yesterday.

Playing in sloppy underfoot conditions at the Mona Bowl due to heavy afternoon showers, the home team was dominant in their attacks and could have won by a wider margin.

UWI's Girvon Brown opened the scoring in the fifth minute, heading home from a Ryan Miller corner kick that was flicked on by Taniel McKenzie.

First-half substitute Patrick Brown tapped home in the 50th minute to make it two-nil after goalkeeper Mikhail Harrison parried a Rochane Smith shot into his path.

Substitute Shevon Richards replied for Boys' Town in the 74th minute with his first touch after replacing Ricardo Dennis in the 73rd minute. Richards controlled a cross from Xavian Virgo to fire past Amal Knight.

The stage was set for a tense final few minutes as the Red Bridage surged forward looking for the equalising goal, but UWI held on for the three points.

UWI, with their second win from three games, move to seven points and provisionally hold second spot, while Boys' Town remain on three points.

UWI Assistant Coach Andrew Peart said his team made the game closer than it really was by wasting a number of goalscoring chances.

“We squandered a lot of chances, especially in the first half, and with the conditions physically we became tired and not putting away the chances early caused Boys Town to have belief,” said Peart.

“With these opportunities that we get, we have to be more clinical and more efficient in front of goal and the games would be much easier,” he added.

Boys' Town's Head Coach Andrew Price said he knew it would have been a difficult game. The wet field made it even trickier.

“We had to fight with a big UWI team, but I thought we gave a good effort in the second half and did well to come back in the game getting a goal, and for the last 10 minutes it was one-way traffic,” said Price.

“With a little bit more luck we could have got something out of the game, but I like the character that the team showed today. There are some positives to take out of this game because I think we played a very good UWI team and we gave as much as we got today,” he pointed out.

—Howard Walker

Teams:

UWI — Amal Knight, Rochane Smith (Jamie Robinson 72nd), Taniel McKenzie, Deno Schaffe, Ryan Miller, Oshane Jenkins, Jerondy Henry, Anthony Greenland (Patrick Brown 20th, Kemar Flemmimgs 89th), Dravian Williams, Fabian McCarthy, Girvon Brown.

Subs not used: Jabari Wallace, Jamie Robinson, Kemoy Atkinson, Stephen Barnett, Davion Garrison.

Booked: Amal Knight (81st), Patrick Brown (83rd).

Boys' Town — Mikhail Harrison, Wayne Ellis, Anthony Dawes, Ricardo Dennis (Shevon Richards 73rd), Xavian Virgo, Andrew Peddlar, Phillip Peddie (Michael Campbell 65th), Kevon Wilson (Kurt Thomas 58th), Raheem Porter, Daemion Benjamin, Rafeik Thomas

Subs not used: Shavon Wilson, Pierre McPherson, Dean Edwards, Patrick Scott .

Booked: Mikhail Harrison (83rd)

Referee: Weston Costley

Assistant referees: Oyinco McTaggart, Kemar Bailey

Fourth official: Kasa Plummer

Match Commissary: Delroy Joseph

Yesterday's results

Reno 2, Humble Lion 1

Portmore 1, Tivoli Gardens 1

UWI 2, Boys' Town 1

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