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Paul Young happy for first Red Stripe Premier League win at Waterhouse since return

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2016 | 1:00 AMMarc Stamp
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Coach of Waterhouse FC Paul Young is very elated with his first win in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) since he took charge late last year.

Waterhouse won their first game in the last 11 matches following a 2-0 triumph against Humble Lion away at Effortville Community Centre in May Pen on Sunday.

The win pushed Waterhouse out of the relegation zone for the first in a long time as they eased to 20 points, just one ahead of Tivoli Gardens and Rivoli United.

"I'm very elated for the win as the team deserved the points. But we have a lot of work to do in the final stage of the preliminary round," Young told The Gleaner.

"We've beaten a top-four team, and that is good. It is a platform for us to move forward. The aim is to get as much points as possible in the remaining 11 games," the former Reggae Boyz striker added.

Although Waterhouse are not yet clear of relegation, Young says there is the possibility that they can make the last four and challenge for the title.

"Well, if after six matches in the next round and we can challenge for the top four, we will give it a shot," the former Wolmer's Boys' Manning Cup star reasoned.

Waterhouse added some experienced players, as well as schoolboys, to the squad, and Young is impressed with the group.

"We added veteran Kevin Lamey, Theo Brown, Weston Forrest, plus Manning, and daCosta Cup players such as Paul Young Jr, Kimarley Campbell, Dominic James, Dale Reid, Nicholas Nelson, and Akeem Chambers; and they are working hard for the team.

"We have a good balance of youth and experience, so it is a work in progress. We need to continue winning games," Young noted.

Waterhouse will next tackle Montego Bay United in the RSPL on Sunday at Drewsland.