Sitting ducks! - Waterhouse aim at Boys' Town
SITTING 10th in the standings on eight points, Waterhouse host fellow stragglers, 11th-place Boys' Town (six points) this afternoon, giving new coach Donovan Duckie possibly his best chance for a win in his third game since taking the reins at Drewsland.
Duckie told STAR Sports that Waterhouse have made strides in the two games since he took over, being more stable defensively. Expressing confidence that they will get it right, eventually, he admitted there is a lot of work to be done.
"It's a team that has been struggling for two-and-half seasons so, in my mind, there is something that needs to be done differently. That entails things you do off the field and on the field. That's what we are trying to do," he said.
"Defensively, they have adopted to the organisation and structure. I am very impressed with our transition, so we are stable and ready to compete with any team. We have to be more clinical because we need results now. If we want results, that is the deciding factor," he added.
Waterhouse have the second-worse scoring record in the league behind newcomers Sandals, six goals from 10 matches, one more than Sandals. Duckie believes they should focus on scoring more team goals than individual goals.
"The system we are playing, we are not really playing with a point man. We play that way when 'Tuffy' (Jermaine Anderson) was here, (Juvaune) Benjamin, or clinical people like (Andre) Clennon, Gary McIntosh. We play a fluid three up front to give more options.
"We have to quickly improve in all departments. We need to believe in these guys and they need to believe in themselves. I am confident that they will get it right," he said.
Boys Town are in the relegation zone, level on six points, but above bottom-of-the-table Sandals on goal difference.
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• Sandals v Reno at 3 p.m.
• Tivoli v UWI at 3 p.m.
• Waterhouse v Boys' Town at 7.30 p.m.