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UWI, Maverley-Hughenden in dull affair

Published:Tuesday | September 20, 2016 | 9:00 AMMarc Stamp
Jamoy Sibblies (right) of Maverley-Hughenden FC and Dawane Smith of UWI FC battle for the ball during the Red Stripe Premier League football match at UWI Bowl on Sunday. The game ended 0-0.

Maverley-Hughenden maintained their unbeaten run in the Red Stripe Premier League following a 0-0 draw against the University of the West Indies (UWI) FC at the UWI Bowl on Sunday.

The game was a dull affair as the teams failed to create any clear chances. It was a game lacking creativity and brilliance.

Maverley-Hughenden ended the game with 10 players, as Nackwayne Parchment picked up a second yellow card and was shown the red card in 90+ three minutes of the game.

Promoted Maverley-Hughenden moved to five points from three games, while UWI pushed to four.

UWI's Andrae Bernal got the best chance in the first half, but missed from close range after the ball fell kindly at his feet.

The teams turned over the ball regularly, as none of them took control. They relied mostly on long passes.

UWI's assistant coach, Andrew Peart, said that his team played good defensively, but offensively they weren't not good enough.

"Defensively, we were very good, but on the offensive end were not good enough. We are not creating a lot of chances. We wanted to win at home, but a point is better than losing the game," Peart told The Gleaner.

Maverley's head coach Lijyasu Simms said his team abandoned their attacking style and battled hard throughout the game.

"We had to play a different game today. We earned a point on the road and that is good to keep our unbeaten run. We wanted to stick to our style, but failed to pressure the opponent, especially in the first half," Simms reasoned.

"Now, we will go back to the training ground and prepare for the next game against Jamalco," he added.