Mt Pleasant closing in on RSPL leaders

December 16, 2019
Molynes United’s player Renaldo Smith heads the ball away from Mount Pleasant’s Francois Swaby, in their Red Stripe Premier League encounter at the Drewsland Stadium on October 6.
Molynes United’s player Renaldo Smith heads the ball away from Mount Pleasant’s Francois Swaby, in their Red Stripe Premier League encounter at the Drewsland Stadium on October 6.

After Mount Pleasant cut Waterhouse's lead at the top of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) to just one point, coach Paul 'Tegat' Davis declared that they will not stop until they topple the Drewsland-based team.

Mount Pleasant downed Molynes United 4-1 in their RSPL game at Constant Spring field yesterday.

Cardel Benbow and Suelae McCalla put the visitors up 2-0 at half-time, before Kevaughn Issacs and Kemar Beckford added further strikes in the second-half to make the game safe.

It could have been worse for the newcomers if Beckford had converted a penalty in the first half.

Jeremy Nelson netted Molynes' consolation goal five minutes from time after Tajahe Dixon was fouled in the area.

Keep the pressure on

But Davis, who has guided the team from mid-table to second when he took over from Donovan Duckie in mid-September, says they now want to keep the pressure on the league leaders as much as possible.

"We need something to run at and right now with how Waterhouse is playing and running away, it's nice when we can look forward to challenging them and ourselves, so we will try to stay close to them for the rest of the season," he said.

Davis praised his team for a clinical and professional performance, but urged them to maintain their standard whenever they face teams lower in the table.

"I think that first goal set the tone as this Molynes team don't give up much. But getting that early goal put them on the back-foot and we started playing from there. It (the performance) was good because some times when we play lesser teams we drop our standard, so to come and play like this is great. We still have a lot of faults to correct but the performance was good," he insisted.

Mount Pleasant with 34 points close the gap on Waterhouse, who drew 1-1 with Dunbeholden. Molynes stayed ninth with 20 points, four points and two places above the relegation zone.

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Dunbeholden 1- 1 Waterhouse

Molynes 1 - 4 Mt Pleasant

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Harbour View 1 - 2 Arnett Gardens

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