Waterhouse look to rebound from midweek loss

December 18, 2017
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Reno striker Craig Foster (right) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against Waterhouse in a Red Stripe Premier League match at the Waterhouse Stadium last season.
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Waterhouse will look to rebound from a first loss in the Red Stripe Premier League Second Round when they host FC Reno at Drewsland Stadium in tonight's 8:30 p.m. kick-off.

Waterhouse went down 1-2 to Portmore United last Wednesday in a contentious affair at Prison Oval. Since the second round and under the guidance of Donovan Duckie, the Waterhouse team picked up seven points out of a possible 12 as they moved up from tenth to seventh position in the 12-team league.

This is Waterhouse's best position in the last three seasons, which saw them battle with relegation in the previous two seasons, and survived the drop on the last preliminary match day of last season.

Now, Duckie who took charge from Glendon 'Admiral' Bailey last month has given the Waterhouse supporters some hope of a top six finish this season.

Waterhouse will rely on Kemar 'Bushy' Beckford, who has netted three times so far, as well as Mark 'Hundred' Miller, veteran defender Nicholy Finlayson, Tremaine 'Tan Tan' Stewart and Andre McFarlane to maximise home turf advantage.

 

PROLIFIC STRIKER

 

Meanwhile, FC Reno are also doing well this season with prolific striker Craig Foster leading the way for his club with eight goals this season. The Michael 'Jim Dandy' Graham-coached team will also look to Fancy-Hue Stewart, Afiba Chambers and Lynval Wilson to continue their good run in the league.

In yesterday's game at Edward Seaga Sports Complex in West Kingston, Tivoli beat UWI 3-2 for their first win over the Mona-based team in the league.

Dawyne 'Rick' Smith sent the visiting UWI into the lead in the 15th minute. But, the home side bounced back with goals by Colorado Murray in the 45th minute and Tevin Shaw *58th) for a 2-1 lead. Then UWI's substitute Andrae Bernal found the equaliser in the 74th minute. However, substitute Donovan Dawkins found the winner in the 83rd minute.

Yesterday's results

Portmore United 4 Boys' Town 0

Sandals South Coast 1 Arnett Gardens 1

Cavalier 0 Humble Lion 1

Tivoli Gardens 3 UWI 2

MoBay 3   Harbour View 2

RSPL STANDINGS

Teams P W D L GF GA GD Pts

Portmore 16 10 4 2 32 8 24 34

Arnett 16 9 7 0 32 14 18 34

Tivoli 16 8 5 3 19 10 9 29

UWI 16 6 6 4 20 16 4 24

Reno 15 5 7 3 14 14 0 22

Cavalier 16 5 6 5 16 14 2 21

MBU 16 5 4 7 14 22 -8 19

H Lion 16 4 6 6 14 18 -4 18

H View 16 4 5 7 11 12 -1 17

W house 15 3 7 5 12 19 -7 16

Sandals 16 2 5 9 10 27 -17 11

B Town 16 1 4 11 11 31 -21 7

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