MoBay off the mark

September 12, 2016
Rudolph Brown/Photographer Mark Alves (right) of Portmore United and Raymond Wiliamson of Maverly Hughenden go after the ball in their Red Stripe Premier League match at the Constant Spring football complex yesterday. The game ended 1-1.


Defending champions, Montego Bay United got off the mark in this season national Premier League with a 1-0 over Tivoli Gardens, thanks to Dino Williams 25th minute strike at the Edward Seaga Complex yesterday.

Following the disappointment of losing to newcomers Maverley/Hughenden on last Sunday's opening day, the champions gave new Serbian coach Slavisa Bozicic his first points and first league win after two starts.

However, the champions did not look like the well-oiled attacking machine that local spectators have come to know.

Instead it was a laboured performance with the visitors playing on the back-foot for most of the match.

Assistant coach Dillon Thelwel says it's only a matter of time before the players get the hang of Bozicic's way of playing.

"He's (Bozicic) a new coach and he has some new things to add to our group but the field condition was not a hundred per cent and that was a major factor. We also have some new players we are trying to fit into the team, so we need a little time to work in but it's just a matter of time," he said.

Tivoli's coach Omar Edwards said they got the chances but it was just not their day. "It's early season and the team did perform badly despite the loss, we just have to go back to the training ground and fix what we did wrong," he said.

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