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Waterhouse chase 'maximum points'

Published:Thursday | August 28, 2014 | 12:00 AM
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Robert Bailey, Gleaner Writer

Waterhouse FC will today face Tauro FC of Panama in the return leg of the CONCACAF Champions League, knowing that a win will put them one step closer to qualifying for the next phase of the competition. The game will be played at the National Stadium, starting at 8 p.m.

Waterhouse hold a slight advantage going into today's encounter - their third game in the competition - having defeated Tauro 2-1 in the first leg a few weeks ago in Panama.

However, their campaign received a setback when they were beaten 1-0 by DC United in their last encounter in Washington DC last week.

The Americans, who have only played one game to date, lead the standings with three points, the same as Waterhouse. Tauro are yet to get on board.

The importance of the highly anticipated encounter is not lost on Waterhouse's head coach, Anthony Patrick.

"It is a very crucial game," said Patrick. "It's also a very important game for us because this is a Tauro team that we defeated at their home 2-1, but it is going to be a tougher game because they will be coming all out at us."

He added: "We need three points because anything less than three points will put us in a dim situation, and so we are definitely going out there to put our best foot forward and with our best performance, then we can get maximum points."

Star performer

Kenardo Forbes, who missed Waterhouse's opening away game against Tauro, was the star performer for the Drewsland team against DC United in their game.

Tauro must win in order to keep their hopes alive of qualifying for the next stage of the competition, and according to their striker, Kenneth Chasa, they are going all out for the victory.

"We are very confident because we are more united than the game a few weeks ago and we are ready for this game," said Chasa, speaking through an interpreter.

"We need to complete the last stage of the game by scoring some goals," he said. "In the last game we got a lot of scoring opportunities, but we didn't score, and so the key is to get the goals."