Long-time Waterhouse saviour Lamey returns in 0-0 draw

first_img Yesterday’s results Kevin Lamey’s first Red Stripe Premier League football game in over two years and his first for Waterhouse in over five years ended in a 0-0 draw against Boys’ Town at Barbican Complex yesterday. The striker, who is revered by the Waterhouse faithfuls, showed glimpses of his abilities despite looking a bit short on pace. However, coach Paul Young, who brought in the veteran to add experience and to guide the youngers, thought the 40-year-old was excellent on the day and voted him as his Man of the Match. “Lamey was brought in to add experience, and we know the notoriety of Lamey; he is a true finisher. He can offer some help as he holds the ball up well at the top of field and brings the midfielders into play, and he did that brilliantly. For a player who has not played 90 minutes for so long, he did extremely well. He was my Man of the Match today. But Lamey is here to help guide the youngsters, and when he can score, he will score,” Young insisted. In a hotly contested game, which saw Waterhouse being reduced to 10 men following a second yellow card to Rohan Amos on 56 minutes, both teams had great chances to score, with Peter Keyes getting the bulk of the chances for Boys’ Town and Kenroy Howell getting the better opportunities for Waterhouse. Keyes thought he had given Boys’ Town the lead after 15 minutes, but the goal was waved off for offside. The former Waterhouse player then had two other great chances in that first-half and another three in the second half, but he volleyed over with only the goalkeeper to beat in the 68th minute, and then headed against the post a minute later, with two of his better opportunities. Howell was equally threatening for Waterhouse as Boys’ Town found it difficult to track his runs from deep. He had three great chances in the first period, the best of which came on 45 minutes at the end of a solo run. But he muffed his effort with Lamey wide open. After the break, Howell remained Waterhouse’s biggest scoring option, and 15 minutes from the end, he was unfortunate to see his effort from six yards rebound off the bar and back into the arms of goalkeeper Mikhail Harrison. Sean Coleman and Jermaine ‘Tuffy’ Anderson, who came on as a late sub in the 75th minute, also came close for Waterhouse. The match ended on an ugly noted after Anderson was alleged to have elbowed Boys’ Town defender Xavier Virgo, rendering him temporarily unconscious and with a suspected fractured nose. Virgo was taken to hospital for treatment. Boys’ Town’s head coach, Andrew Price, said he would have to review the incident before commenting. However, he believes they had the better chances to win, even though they were missing five regular starters. “We had enough dominance to have won the game. We got a number of chances, and our forwards were not clinical in front of goal. Otherwise, we should have won by a wide margin,” he said. Boys’ Town stayed sixth with 26 points, while Waterhouse remained at the bottom on 16, two points behind Rivoli and three adrift of Tivoli. Boys’ Town 0 Waterhouse 0 Reno FC 1 UWI FC 3 Humble Lion 0 Cavalier SC 1 Arnett Gardens 2 MoBay United 1 Tivoli Gardens vs Rivoli United POSTPONED Today’s match 8:40 p.m. Harbour View vs Portmore United at Harbour View Stadiumlast_img read more

Werner confident despite defeat

first_imgWorld Cup Germany can still win World Cup, insists Werner Guy Atkinson 15:45 6/18/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Timo Werner - cropped Getty Images World Cup Germany Germany v Sweden Sweden Germany v Mexico Mexico The defending champions suffered a shocking loss to Mexico in their opening game of the 2018 tournament, but the striker remains bullish Timo Werner insists Germany can still win the World Cup despite losing the opening game of their title defence 1-0 to Mexico.Hirving Lozano struck the only goal of the Group F clash, but Mexico wasted numerous chances on the break to record an even larger margin of victory.Germany, who had won just one of their six friendlies ahead of Russia 2018, looked disjointed for large parts of the game and now face a battle to progress to the knock-out stages. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move They face Sweden on Saturday and 22-year-old Werner believes they are more than capable of bouncing back to become the first side to retain the World Cup since Brazil in 1962.”Of course we can still win the World Cup,” he said.”We are Germany and we want to win every game, that’s clear. Things like this can happen, you can lose a game, but now you have to get up as quickly as possible and find the best solution.”It is better to lose the first game than the fourth or fifth. Spain lost their first match in the World Cup in South Africa and ended up being the champions. Now what we have to do is win the next match against Sweden.”Germany had little answer to Mexico’s swashbuckling approach and Werner admits they were good value for all three points.”They played a great game, especially in the first half,” he added.”They beat us because we made two or three mistakes more than in other past matches. But that’s no excuse, because Mexico is a great team.”last_img read more