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Champions MoBay United drop points

Published:Wednesday | September 10, 2014 | 9:00 AM
Paul Clarke/Freelance Photographer Montego Bay United head coach, Carlos Garcia (right), issues instructions to forward Omar Gordon during a break in action in their opening Red Stripe Premier League football match against Reno at Montego Bay Sports Complex on Monday night. Gordon provided the assist as MBU were held to a 1-1 draw.

Paul Clarke, Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: New Montego Bay United (MBU) head coach, Carlos Garcia, said the ongoing off-the-field row between his club and the Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA) was not to be blamed for points dropped in their season-opening Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) fixture on Monday night against Reno FC, in which the champions were held to a 1-1 draw.

MoBay United took a deser-ved lead when midfielder Ronaldo Rodney slid home a wonderfully weighted pass from the industrious Omar Gordon in the 25th minute, to ignite the sparse local supporters in the stands at the Montego Bay Sports Complex.

spoil the party

But Craig Foster, who was used as Reno's lone striker in their first game back in the nation's top football league, scored in the 57th minute to spoil the party for Garcia in his first game at the helm of the defending champions.

"Reno deserved the point," said Garcia.

"At the same time, I am not happy with this point, as we should have won the match.

"We had good possession of the ball the entire match and could have scored two, maybe three goals, but their defence played well to stop our attacks, so how can I be happy when we lost two points in a game where we should have gained three," Garcia said.

"We hit the post and came close on more than two other occasions, but still could not score, but I am sure we will have more opportunities to create and score in the league," said Garcia.