Humble Lion KO Waterhouse
Richard Bryan, Gleaner Writer
Humble Lion pulled off an upset, scoring in time added to win 2-1 and oust Waterhouse from the Flow Champions Cup knockout competition at Effortville Community Centre yesterday.
Earlier, the lanky Kimroy Davis, a substitute in most Premier League games, rewarded his coach's faith in handing him a starting role by arriving well to meet a cross and staying composed to hit the ball past goalkeeper Moshell Nelson in the 17th minute.
Waterhouse, who were kept off the scoresheet by the brilliant work of Shawn Sawyers in goal, levelled when ace shooter Kevin Lamey poached on a rebound in the closing minutes of the first half.
Entering the competition in the second round with a 3-0 win over Manchester's Major League team Georges Valley, Humble Lion proceeded to knock out Tivoli 2-0 - a complete turnaround against a team against which they have lost three times this season in the Premier League. This latest win has, however, pivoted them to the semi-finals, an achievement assistant coach, Linval 'Palla' Wilson, hopes can spur them on to greater challenges in the Premier League, starting with the away game to Harbour View on Sunday.
"This is a good win for the team. It was a tough game and both teams played well. It will definitely give us a lift for the Premier league game on Sunday," Wilson said.
All three wins in the Flow Champions Cup have come on home turf at Effortville.
The party-like atmosphere, which followed Rohan Williams' late winner from a corner taken by Owen 'Bam Bam' Gordon, was a contrast to the aftermath of their 2-1 loss in the Premier League to Village, where insults were wildly and openly thrown at the coaching staff.