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BT 'happy' for three points

Published:Monday | October 27, 2014 | 12:00 AM

Marc Stamp, Gleaner Writer

Boys' Town clipped Reno 1-0 in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) football competition courtesy of a late strike by Rafiek Thomas at Collie Smith Complex in Trench Town yesterday.

Thomas netted the game winner in the 85th minute to move his team to seven points from eight games in the 12-team RSPL. Reno remained on 11 points from eight matches.

The home side looked better than their opponents and got the crucial win.

Reno were clearly missing the competition's leading marksman, Craig Foster, who was out due to injury. Foster has scored a remarkable 10 goals in his team's first seven games of the 2014 season.

"I'm happy for the three points collected for this victory, said Andrew Price, coach of Boys' Town.

"We were resolute and kept the shape during the game. Our movements on and off the ball were also good," Price told The Gleaner.

SIGNIFICANT WIN

"We had to be patient today. However, moving forward, we need to be more clinical in front of goal," he added.

Thomas, who netted the all-important goal for Boys' Town, spoke of the significance of the victory.

"It was important to get the three points as we are struggling in the bottom half. We need to concentrate as we conceded too many goals in previous games," Thomas said.

Meanwhile, coach of Reno FC, Patrick 'Ninja' Graham, said it was a disappointing result.

"We are very much disappointed, although it is not easy to play at Boys' Town," Graham noted. "It was a tough loss for us."

With regards to Craig Foster's absence because of injury, Graham said: "We really missed Foster today (yesterday). We were slightly weak up front without him. He has scored 10 goals for the team, so it was tough."

Yesterday's results

Barbican 1 Harbour View 2Boys' Town 1Reno 0MoBay United 2 Humble Lion 0Rivoli United 2 Waterhouse 3Sporting Central 3Arnett 2

Tonight's game

9 p.m. Cavalier SC vs Tivoli Gardens at Stadium East

Gladstone Taylor/Photographer

Rafiek Thomas celebrates after scoring for Boys' Town during the Red Stripe Premier League football match against Reno FC at Collie Smith Complex yesterday. Boys' Town won 1-0.