Ryon Jones, Staff Reporter
Waterhouse avenged their first-round loss to Cavalier, with a 2-0 win in their Red Stripe Premier League encounter yesterday at Stadium East.
The winners got their goals from captain André Clennon (61st) and Gary McIntosh (73rd).
The result extended Water-house's unbeaten run in the league to six games. The run includes four wins and two draws. They have also kept seven clean sheets in their last eight games.
Cavalier were losing for the first time in seven games; having previously recorded five wins and a draw.
With the win, Waterhouse climbed two places to fourth in the 12-team standings with 23 points, while Cavalier fell three places to seventh, as they remain on 22 points.
"We knew we had to beat them (Cavalier). We lost against them in the first round," Waterhouse's coach Donovan Duckie said. "We were tentative then (in the first match) but we were more aggressive today.
"We have been defending well and we are playing well, so it was only a matter of time for us to get it right in the final third."
Not much action
The first half did not provide much by way of goal-mouth action, as the teams jostled for midfield dominance. Cavalier came closest to scoring in the 21st minute when Fabian Nethersole headed into the side netting.
Waterhouse looked a better offensive unit in the second half as they took over control of the midfield. They were duly rewarded for their industry in the 61st minute when second-half substitute Damion Powell played a lovely ball out of midfield to Jevaune Benjamin on the back post. Benjamin headed the ball across the face of goal for Clennon to redirect home.
The game was then put to rest in the 73rd minute when McIntosh ran on to a ball played behind the Cavalier defence, before calmly slotting past goalkeeper Gariece McPherson.
"I just think Waterhouse came out today more purposeful," Cavalier's coach, David Laylor reasoned. "They (Waterhouse) just wanted it more and we had a poor game today. We were just off today and it could be seen in the game. We missed a couple chances and of course Waterhouse made use of their chances," he added.
Boys' Town 1
Damion Benjamin (44th)
Arnett Gardens 2
Jason Moore (3rd)
Vishinul Harris (90+1)
Highgate United 2
Carlos Barrett (38th and 64th)
Montego Bay United 3
Brian Brown (9th)
Winston Wilkinson (34th)
Lesley St Fleur (42nd)
André Clennon (61st)
Gary McIntosh (73rd)
Humble Lion 0
Harbour View 0
Portmore United 4
Alanzo Adlam (7th pen)
Trevol Smith (14th)
Ryan Wellington (67th)
Own goal (90+)
Sporting Central Academy 2
Levaughn Williams (78th and 84th)