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Lion cool Waterhouse to extend play-off chances

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

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Humble Lion FC clung to their slim chance of qualifying for the play-offs of the Red Stripe Premier League when they ended their eight-game unbeaten streak against Waterhouse FC with a deserved 2-1 win at Drewsland on Sunday.

Humble Lion began the day in ninth place, needing a win and other results to go their way in order to still be in with a chance on the last match day, while Waterhouse had all but assured themselves a play-off spot with their recent run of form.

It took 15 minutes for either team to fashion a shot towards goal when Tremaine Stewart saw his left-footed effort soar above the crossbar. Five minutes later Cordel Benbow controlled nicely on the edge of the area but his shot went just wide of the right upright.

Craig Foster then opened the scoring in the 24th minute with the first shot on target for Humble Lion. He fired home from close range after Waterhouse failed to clear their lines and gifted the ball back to their opponents.

The Waterhouse fans were stunned into silence when a rocket of a shot from Kevaughn Isaacs found its way into the bottom right corner of the goal nine minutes later, with Kadeem Davis beaten all ends up

Keithy Simpson saw his header from a Mark Miller corner kick go just over the top as half-time approached. An ambitious hooked effort from Allan Ottey landed on the roof of the net in the 45th minute.

Humble Lion were good value for their 2-0 half-time lead.

A piledriver from Isaacs rocketed off the right upright and back into play as the Lions continued to roar in the second half, but they soon found themselves in a contest when Waterhouse halved the deficit.

Referee Daneon Parchment awarded a penalty for a handball in the box and Benbow took responsibility from 12 yards and scored with just ten minutes played in the second half.

— Dwayne Richards

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