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

Premier League: Burnley stun Tottenham Hotspur with late equalizer at Wembley

first_imgBurnley stunned Tottenham with a stoppage-time equalizer on Sunday as Chris Wood clinched a 1-1 draw in the Premier League to prolong the north London club’s miserable record at Wembley Stadium.Tottenham has only managed two wins in 12 matches in the last decade at English soccer’s national stadium, which is being used as the team’s temporary home for this season while White Hart Lane is being redeveloped.”The feeling is not so great because of the way we conceded the last goal,” Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said. “That is football. It was a tough game. Difficult for us to play. We had the chance to score a second or third but we missed. Sometimes you pay.”Persistent pressure had paid off at the start of the second half when Dele Alli put Tottenham in front. Christian Eriksen’s corner was flicked on by Eric Dier at the near post and Alli scrambled the ball into the net in the 49th minute.But Tottenham wasted chances to put the game out of the reach of the northern visitors and was punished right at the end when Wood marked his Premier League debut with his goal in the second minute of stoppage time.”I am extremely pleased. It is a difficult task coming to play Tottenham,” Burnley manager Sean Dyche said. “There is a lot made of the stadium but they remain a good side.”Reuters PhotoThe draw leaves both Burnley and Tottenham, which lost to Chelsea last Sunday at Wembley, with four points after three games.advertisementTottenham found it difficult to break down a stubborn Burnley defense, creating little to trouble goalkeeper Tom Heaton. One good chance came for Harry Kane just before halftime, but the striker’s close-range shot was charged down by James Tarkowski in the Burnley defense.Kane squandered more chances to double Tottenham’s lead. A header was cleared off the line before Heaton tipped a 12-yard strike round the post and denied the striker from close-range. Kane will have to wait until 2018 to try to finally score a first Premier League goal in August.Publicly at least, Tottenham is not blaming Wembley where it will play all its matches this season.”We are responsible to do better and try to win,” Pochettino said, “and the way today we conceded a goal, it was not the problem of Wembley.”last_img read more

ERNST TO SEEK 2ND TERM IN U.S. SENATE

first_imgRepublican U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa says she will run for a second term in 2020.Ernst told reporters Friday that she would seek re-election.She also said she will support President Donald Trump for re-election in 2020.The 48-year-old military veteran from Red Oak was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2014 after serving four years in the Iowa Senate.She succeeded U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, a veteran Democrat, who retired from politics.last_img