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Goalkeeper Knight comes up big in UWI win at Frome

Published:Monday | January 11, 2016 | 1:00 AMPaul Clarke
UWI FC goalkeeper Amal Knight makes a save against Reno FC in yesterday'’s Red Stripe Premier League football match at Frome Sports Club. UWI FC won 3-1.

WESTERN BUREAU:

THANKS to goalkeeper Amal Knight, UWI FC won their first away game in the 2015 Red Stripe Premier League season, a commanding 3-1 victory over FC Reno at Frome Sports Complex yesterday.

Knight was superb in goal for UWI, pulling off no less than five fantastic saves - without which the home team would easily have won the fixture.

In between his spectacular performance, however, UWI grabbed the lead against the run of play when Patrick Brown toe-poked home his effort from the top of the area in the 15th minute for the opener.

Forward Girvon Brown then took his chance to score his eighth goal of the season, making it 2-0 in the 40th minute from the penalty spot, before second-half debutant Anthony Grant netted in the 72nd minute.

FC Reno replied through substitute Alburn Facey, who tucked in his effort after Knight had saved brilliantly off a sizzling free-kick from Roshane Sharpe.

"I am really pleased with my performance and that of the team today. I think it was an excellent performance from the team on a whole," said Knight.

"We have been playing good football since we have settled in the League, and now we are looking towards greater things," he said.

Knight told The Gleaner he believes UWI can challenge for a place in the final four and that it is not beyond them to believe or show they can do so.

"With the table congested the way it is, I believe we stand a great chance if we remain consistent," he stated.

FC Reno, meanwhile, are still searching for goalscoring answers after another sub-par performance. However, they could be in for some good news after club officials revealed that top striker and last season's Golden Boot winner, Craig Foster, will be making his way back to the club.

Coach Michael Graham said Foster's return and some January signings will help rejuvenate the club, which has lost four of their last six matches.