'Tutu' stuttering at Jamalco

March 25, 2017

It has been one step forward and three backward since Vassel 'Tutu' Reynolds was appointed technical director at struggling Jamalco.

'Tutu' was given a mandate to save the promoted team from relegation. With the Wembley-based club at the foot of the standings, no magic has been forthcoming from Reynolds.

In his first game in charge, Reynolds guided the team to a 2-0 win against Maverley-Hughenden on arch 5, but had three straight losses - Tivoli Gardens 0-2, 1-2 to Boys' Town, and 0-1 against Reno.

With four sets of games remaining in the preliminary stage, Jamalco appear headed back to confederation football next season.

Jamalco are 12th on 26 points, trailing Maverley-Hughenden and Waterhouse, locked on 28 points. Boys' Town jumped out of the red zone with a stoppage-time 2-1 win against champions Montego Bay United at Barbican.

"Before I took charge, the team went seven games without a win. It is difficult to turn that around. We have been unfortunate in games by not converting clear chances," Reynolds told STAR Sports.

"The concentration level of the players is not great. In the last game against Reno, we played a wonderful half, but just could not score," he said.

Reynolds pointed out that Jamalco still has a chance to avoid the drop.

"The good thing is that the teams in the relegation battle are not going away from us by far. We have to chip away, so the focus will be on working assiduously in training to score goals in our next game. We still have hope of survival," said the veteran coach.

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