Reno win at last!
Prolific striker Craig Foster netted his 13th goal of the Red Stripe Premier League season as Reno FC battled to a 1-0 win over fellow relegation candidates Boys' Town at Frome Sports Club yesterday to move their points tally to 18.
Boys' Town, who entered the match one spot above Reno in 10th place, remain on 15 points as their struggles continue.
It was a welcome victory for Reno, who had lost six straight games to plunge to their lowest spot in the standings since re-entering the league after a two-year absence.
Foster latched on to a through pass from the right flank and his one-time shot crept over the line before Boys' Town's stand-in goalkeeper, Leon Goff, could have placed a hand on it.
Referee Veralton Nembhard signalled a goal, much to the delight of the Reno faithfuls.
Foster should have doubled the lead in the 67th minute but somehow managed to miss the goal when it was easier to score, with only Goff and a defender in the proximity of the goal area.
The win, according to a relieved Wendell Downswell, the club's technical director, is a welcome change of fortunes and a signal that Reno can win games.
"It has been a real tough patch for us, but this win proves that we still can win these matches," he said.
"Craig Foster again was on target for us today (yesterday). We played well and should have perhaps scored more goals. But it's one goal that did the job, and I am happy with the result," Downswell said.
Reno's next match is against the floundering Cavalier SC, who also have troubles of their own, having failed to win any of their eight matches this round. This game will be played next Sunday at the Stadium East playing field.