'Our supporters demand we do better'

March 01, 2016
Paul Clarke photo Reno FC coach Michael Graham shouting instructions from the sidelines during Sunday's Red Stripe Premier League football match against Humble Lion. The game ended 1-1.

Western Bureau

Struggling Reno will have to find a way to avoid relegation, says the club's coach Michael Graham, after watching his team give up a one-goal lead to title chasing Humble Lion in Sunday's 1-1 draw in the Red Stripe Premier League.

"I am a little disappointed because at 1-0 up and playing well in the first half, we came out flat in the second and allowed Humble Lion too much time," stated Graham.

Reno are just above the relegation zone with 31 points in tenth place, but have breathing room between themselves and the red zone teams Rivoli United (23 points) and Waterhouse, 22.

passionate supporters

But that is no comfort to the ambitious Graham, who believes winning a paltry seven matches out of 27 is not good enough for the three-time league winners.

According to Graham, the club's rich history and passionate supporters demand more from their players.

"We know where we are letting down the fans. We have an all-round decent squad of players, but for some reason, we cannot get the ball into the net.

"That is why we are not doing as well as we would like and it's hurting the club's prospects going forward," reasoned Graham.

Roshane Sharpe has taken on the club's leading goal-getter role and is doing a reasonable job. He netted his sixth goal of the season on Sunday.

It's in defence that Graham has the biggest headache. Reno have conceded 40 goals. Only Boys' Town (43) have conceded more.

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