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Waterhouse brace for tough game

Published:Saturday | March 26, 2016 | 3:00 AMMarc Stamp
Patrick file Anthony Patrick ... speaking to the media in 2006 while he was the coach at Bridgeport High.

Two-time national champions Waterhouse FC are in a must-win situation when they face-off against Portmore United on match-day 31 in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) at Juici Park,Clarendon, tomorrow, starting at 3:30 p.m.

Waterhouse are sitting in the cellar position in the 12-team league on 28 points from 30 games and find themselves in a tense fight to avoid relegation.

With three games remaining in the preliminary stage, Portmore United lead on 57 points, followed by Montego Bay United (56) and defending champions Arnett Gardens (54) as the teams battling for the $1 million incentive awarded to the team that ends on most points.

Portmore will be looking for maximum points against Waterhouse in order to continue their impressive run. On the other hand, Waterhouse's season is on the line, so spectators could be in for a good game.

"It is going to be a tough one, but we are up to the challenge on Sunday," coach of Waterhouse Anthony Patrick said during the RSPL's weekly press conference last Thursday at Red Stripe.

"We have to stay disciplined. We are very confident as a team and training has been going well," Patrick disclosed.

Meanwhile, manager of Portmore United Clive Marshall says his team's confidence his high following a sweep of Montego Bay United.

"We needed back our confidence and it is coming at the right time. We prefer to have this level of confidence going to this stage," Marshall said.

Looking ahead to tomorrow's game, Marshall added that: "We are fully aware that all games will be tough because teams have different objectives at this stage."