Edwards rallies TG troops ahead of Waterhouse clash
Having suffered two defeats in their last three matches, Omar Edwards, coach of Tivoli Gardens, said they are determined to secure all three points when they meet Waterhouse tomorrow in their Red Stripe Premier League contest at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex. The match is set to begin at 7:00 p.m.
Sixth-placed Tivoli, who were beaten 2-0 by defending champions Portmore on Wednesday, are currently on 20 points, one behind Waterhouse, who sit in third place.
Edwards said that Waterhouse have been playing well so far this season, but they plan to use their home advantage to gain all three points.
"Waterhouse have been improving, and we have noted that, but we are playing at home, and the plan is to get three points," said Edwards.
"However, we know that it will not be an easy encounter, but we are going to prepare ourselves for it because it is our home, and we want to drive home the home advantage," he said. "Waterhouse are currently leading us by one point, and we want to close that gap to go ahead of them, and in order for us to do that, we have to take maximum points on Sunday (tomorrow)."
Tivoli have been having an up-and-down season so far, and according to Edwards, this is a result of a number of his starting players being injured.
"We have been a bit inconsistent, but one of the factors is that we have players that are in and out of the team due to injuries," said Edwards. "We are unable to start the same 11 for about two or three games, and that is one of the reasons why I believe that the inconsistency is so high."
Edwards also noted that their first meeting of the season ended in a 1-1 draw, and he is expecting a much tougher encounter this time around.
"We know that Waterhouse's team is a pretty good team, and they are also coached by Fuzzy (Marcel Gayle), who understands what he is doing, and we have noted that, and so, we are expecting a very challenging game," Edwards stated.