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Waterhouse's coach Tate promises fireworks

Published:Friday | September 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMMarc Stamp
Marvin Tate (right), head coach of the Waterhouse Football Club, and player Theo Brown at yesterday’s Red Stripe Premier League press conference held at Red Stripe on Spanish Town Road.

Waterhouse FC's head coach Marvin Tate promises fireworks when his team faces newcomers Jamalco FC in the Red Stripe Premier League at Drewsland Stadium on Sunday.

The Waterhouse team, known popularly as 'Firehouse' suffered losses in their first two games on the road. They went down to UWI FC 1-0 at the Mona Bowl, two Sundays ago, then to Arnett Gardens by the same scoreline 1-0 at Drax Hall last Sunday.

Despite the losses and no points on the board, Tate says his team will turn things around in a big way in their first home game of the 2016-17 season.

"Expect fireworks on Sunday," Tate said during the RSPL weekly press conference at Red Stripe, Spanish Town Road, yesterday.

"I have brought a difference to the club in that the supporters understand what we are doing. We had used the early games as part of the pre-season practice games as we had a slow start," he disclosed.

"We set out for a slow start to the season. We expected this. We used many young new players in the first two games as they are the future of Waterhouse," Tate pointed out.

"Now, after seeing the players in games, we expect to win our first home game and really kick-start the season. We have seen what the players are capable of doing, so we are confident going forward.


"The players are matching up, and come Sunday you will see why we are highly confident," Tate reasoned.

"Despite the slow start, we have been playing good football and when the goals come we will do great things. We have a young team so we have to be patient," he added.

"Our vision is to develop players and we expect other clubs to follow in order to help Jamaica's football," Tate said about the club's plans.

The Waterhouse head coach says he will add experienced players such as Romario' Rum Rum' Campbell, Irvino English and Weston Forrest to the squad for upcoming games.