Reynolds happy for first win

January 22, 2018
Ian Allen/Photographer Reno coach Vassell Reynolds shouts instructions to his players.
Ian Allen/Photographer Tashaine Campbell (left) of Reno FC comes under pressure from Sean Coleman.
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Coach of Reno, Vassel 'Tutu' Reynolds, was a relieved man after he guided his team to a close 2-1 win over Tivoli Gardens yesterday in their Red Stripe Premier League game at the Edward Seaga Complex.

The victory was his first since taking charge at the Westmoreland-based club late last year and brought an end to an 11-game winless run.

Tivoli Gardens actually went ahead when Andre Moulton scored in the 16th minute. However, Reno fought back with two goals in three minutes, courtesy of central defender Lynval Wilson (78th) and Afiba Chambers (81st).

 

CLEARLY GRATEFUL

 

"In the first half, we gave up too many space and Tivoli took control. Then in the second half, I tweaked the system and kept five at the back with two strikers and it paid dividends," a clearly grateful Reynolds told STAR Sports after the game.

"When I came in, we worked on defending as a team because we had given up lots of goals in previous games. Since then, we only conceded two goals in five games," he pointed out.

"It is my first victory at Reno, so it is a sense of relief to stop a winless run that started last December. We will just have to continue working because it is tight in mid-table with the teams bunched up," added Reynolds, who guided Rusea's High to the daCosta Cup title last year pointed out.

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