Captain Peddlar scores on birthday
Maverley-Hughenden's captain Andrew Peddlar celebrated his birthday with a goal that rescued his team against Tivoli Gardens in their Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) match at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex yesterday.
The game ended in a 1-1 draw.
Tevin Shaw sent Tivoli Gardens ahead when he converted past Maverley-Hughenden goalkeeper Nicholas Campbell in the 15th minute. Peddlar, who played in the full back position, levelled for his team when he beat Tivoli's veteran custodian, Edsel Scott, with a beautiful strike from about 35 yards in the 20th minute.
It was a heated game, which saw a red card and five yellow cards issued, with Maverley-Hughenden's Nicholas Scott receiving a red card in the 78th minute that reduced his team to ten players.
Peddlar, who netted his first goal in the new season, was overjoyed to have scored on his special day.
"I told myself that I wanted to score today, and it happened, so I am very happy for that," Peddlar told The Gleaner.
SHOT PAID OFF
"When I saw that Robbie (Scott) was out of position, I took a shot, and it paid off. We came for three points but got one on the road, and that is good," he added.
"Our next game is against Waterhouse in a derby and we will go there for a win," the captain added.
Maverley-Hughenden's head coach Lijyasu Simms said it was a fair result.
"We came for three points and earned one on the road, and that is always good. We are moving from strength to strength and will get better as the season progresses," Simms said.
Omar Edwards, Tivoli's head coach, said his team fought hard throughout the game.
"It is a positive result despite the 1-1 draw. We wanted to win, but that is football. We did pretty well for the most part of the game. It is a work in progress," Edwards pointed out.
Tivoli Gardens inched to seven points from five games while Maverley-Hughenden moved to six points.
Tivoli Gardens 1 - 1 Maverley-Hughenden
Humble Lion 2 - 1 Montego Bay
Boys' Town 1 - 0 Jamalco
Reno 0 - 1 UWI
Arnett Gardens 2 - 0 Portmore
Harbour View 0 - 2 Waterhouse