Fortunate Waterhouse escape with draw at Brancourt
Richard Bryan, Gleaner Writer
Very little appears to have been achieved for either side as Sporting Central Academy and Waterhouse ended 0-0 in their Digicel Premier League game at Brancourt yesterday.
It was Sporting Central's first point in seven games, but they lay rooted at the bottom of the standings. The one point achieved checked Waterhouse's continuing vulnerability since the start of the third round. In fact, Coach Geoffrey Maxwell felt they were let off the hook after acknowledging a new low in his team's form.
"It's probably our worst performance for the season," Maxwell told The Gleaner.
He even found time for good-natured banter at his team's plight.
"We have been giving away games we should have won, but quite frankly, I think we were gifted a point."
That acknowledgement did little to calm Sporting Central's diehards, who watched their team dominate play and create chances even schoolboys would have fancied converting.
Waterhouse did not look focused and at times appeared woefully leg weary. Kenardo Forbes and Hugh Powell injected much-needed energy in the second half, but it was goalkeeper Richard 'Spoon' McCullum who was the supreme standout. He rose high to tip curling balls that looked to be heading for the 'pigeon hole' and kept himself alert and calm when required to expertly block Sporting Central's advances from all angles of the six-yard area.
Sporting's newly acquired coach, Vassell 'Tutu' Reynolds, while frustrated at the lost opportunity to get full points, senses hope for better fortunes when Boys' Town visit next week.
"We played well and created enough chances to win, but at least we did not lose," said Reynolds. "If we keep up this attitude the goals will come."