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Tivoli drub Waterhouse, 4-0

Published:Monday | October 12, 2015 | 10:00 AMMarc Stamp

Tivoli Gardens continued their resurgence in the Red Stripe Premier League football competition, when they drubbed Waterhouse 4-0 at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex yesterday.

The home side was led by a double strike by Miguel Ricketts in the 20th and 36 minutes. Veteran Jermaine 'Teddy' Johnson opened the scoring in the 15th minute, and substitute Rodico Wellington (74th) completed the rout.

It was a game dominated by Tivoli, as Waterhouse's back-line of Oshane Roberts, Nicholy Finlayson, Omar Walcott, Shamari Dyer, and goalkeeper Richard McCallum were no match for their opponents.

Tivoli led 3-0 at the break, then cruised to a comfortable victory that lifted them to eight points from six games. Waterhouse dropped in the relegation zone, on four points.

 

three-goal debut

 

Ricketts, who transferred from York United in St Thomas during the summer, pushed his tally to three goals in his debut RSPL season.

"I'm overwhelmed with the goals today and happy about the support from teammates," Ricketts told The Gleaner.

"We started the season slow, but we're getting into the running now. We will continue training hard," he reasoned.

Coach of Tivoli Gardens Christopher Bender was happy with his team's performance.

"Miguel has come in quietly, in terms of personality and doing the work," Bender said about his striker.

"We always dominated the games previously, but in our last two we've won, so that speaks well for the team moving forward," he added.

Meanwhile, coach of Water-house Calvert Fitzgerald says it's always a worry for the coach when the team is not winning consistently.

"We played poorly and paid the price. We did not play with a lot of ambition today. We have to just go back and make some adjustments moving ahead," Fitzgerald pointed out.

When quizzed about his safety in the job, he responded: "In coaching, if you're not getting the results, you can get sacked, and that is a part of the job."