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Reno ambush Waterhouse

Published:Saturday | September 26, 2015 | 9:00 AMPaul Clarke

Western Bureau:

Reno climbed to second in the 2015-16 Red Stripe Premier League standings, with a commanding 2-0 victory over Waterhouse in their rescheduled match at the Frome Sports Complex on Thursday.

Rondell Morris got them under way with a penalty in the 20th minute before Afiba Chambers doubled the lead in the 65th.

The win was Reno's second of the season and follows Monday night's 1-1 draw away to Harbour View. They are on seven points, two less than current leaders Portmore United.

Assistant coach Michael Graham praised the fearlessness of his young brigade, adding that the experience of playing top teams early in the season will benefit the club.

"We are improving with each and every game," Graham pointed out.

"It's a very young team we have here, but we are playing excellent football at the moment and as we continue holding our own, especially defensively, we can only get better as the season progresses," said Graham.

Missed opportunities

Waterhouse were unlucky themselves, coming close to scoring on a few occasions, mainly from set plays but a combination of stubborn defence and wayward shooting from the Waterhouse players let the former champions down.

Graham wants to create a special atmosphere at Frome whenever teams visit.

"Frome should be a fortress for FC Reno," he said. "Visiting teams must feel real pressure and leave the complex empty-handed. That is what we need here to help the club progress in this league," he added.

Central defender Alburn Facey was once again like a rock at the back for Reno along with captain Morris.

"These are clearly two very good defenders and we are delighted to have them in the team. Facey is young defender and he is very level-headed," stated Graham.