Waterhouse, H'View face off

February 12, 2018
Harbour View coach Ricardo Gardner.
Duckie
Rudolph Brown/ Photographer Boys' Town's Andrew Peddlar (left) moves away from Arnett's Kimanie Arbouine.
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Boys' Town kept alive their slim hopes of surviving the drop in the Red Stripe Premier League with a close win over rivals Arnett Gardens yesterday, while a Junior McGregor brace lifted Tivoli Gardens to a strong 3-1 win over Cavalier.

Things will heat up tonight as Waterhouse will look to maintain their sixth-place position when they host Harbour View in tonight's feature game at Drewsland Stadium, starting at 8:30 p.m.

Since Donovan Duckie took charge of the team from Glendon 'Admiral' Bailey last November, Waterhouse have progressed up the table from 10th position and will certainly be targeting another positive result tonight.

Waterhouse have been unbeaten in their last nine games and amassed 17 of a possible 27 points in that run with Duckie's influence boosting the team after a poor start to the competition.

 

VALUABLE SUPPORT

 

Riding high on that change in form, Waterhouse will look to keep the supporters happy with a positive result. Kemar 'Bushy' Beckford is the chief reason for that rise as he scored eight times to be the team's leading goal scorer. Beckford should get valuable support from Tremaine Stewart, who is on four goals, Andre McFarlane, and national defender Shawn Lawes.

Meanwhile, Harbour View who are in ninth position on 30 points will seek to climb above Waterhouse with a win in tonight's crucial encounter.

The Ricardo 'Bibi' Gardner-coached team is awaiting a decision on their match against Tivoli Gardens, which ended prematurely with the Stars of the East leading 2-0 in the second half.

Before that, they went down 1-0 to relegation bound Sandals South Coast but will be expecting better things tonight having brought in veterans such as Marcelino 'Bassa' Blackburn and Rafiek Thomas during the transfer window.

Other players expected to lead the charge for victory include captain and central defender Nicholas Beckett, Andrew Allen, who is the team's top marksman on four goals, Ryan Wellington, Daniel Green and Peter-Lee Vassell.

In a game yesterday, Boys' Town kept their hope of staying in the league alive when they clipped neighbouring Arnett Gardens 2-1 at Barbican Complex with Daemion Benjamin striking twice for the Red Brigade. who remain rooted at the bottom of the table on 17 points. In the western derby, Dino Williams bagged a brace as Montego Bay United ran out 4 - 2 winners on the road over Sandals South Coast.

Yesterday's results

• Tivoli Gardens 3 Cavalier 1

• Boys' Town 2 Arnett Gardens 1

• Sandals South Coast 2 Montego Bay United 4

• UWI 0 Reno 2

RSPL Standings

Teams P W D L GF GA GD Pts

Portmore 25 16 5 4 52 17 35 53

Arnett 25 11 12 2 45 26 19 45

Cavalier 27 11 9 7 31 23 8 42

Tivoli 25 11 7 7 29 19 10 40

Reno 27 8 12 7 21 22 -1 36

UWI 27 9 8 10 29 32 -3 35

MBU 27 8 10 9 27 29 -2 34

Waterhouse 24 7 12 5 20 23 -3 33

H View 25 8 6 11 17 19 -2 30

H Lion 26 6 12 8 23 26 -3 30

Sandals 27 4 7 16 18 47 -29 19

Boys' Town 27 3 8 16 19 47 -28 17

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