New players, old result for Savannah

Published: Tuesday | January 8, 2013 Comments 0

Paul Clarke, Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:

Arnett Gardens clipped lowly Savannah FC 1-0, courtesy of a Jason Moore strike off a corner kick in the 80th minute, and prolonged the Westmoreland team's poor run in the Red Stripe Premier League.

It was the home side's 11th straight defeat and their 15th from loss from 17 matches, after winning their first three games of the season.

Interim head coach Everton Tomlinson, who also used the occasion to debut a number of new signings, said he saw reasons to believe improvements will happen.

"It is a tough way to lose, having dominated the game we did," said Tomlinson after the Sunday match. "Hitting the post, coming close on a few other occasions, I would say we deserved the win, but we failed to score and they did; such is the flow of the game."

They remain at the bottom of the league on 11 points and are firm favourites to be relegated, though it's just passing the halfway point in the league.

"Getting back to winning ways will come. How soon? I hope not long from now, because, although we just started the second half of the season in last place, there still is a chance we can get out. That is what we are training and working our way out of," added Tomlinson.

Meanwhile, Arnett Gardens, with their ninth win of the season, moved to 32 points and gained a spot to fourth. More important, they improved their chances of reaching the second end-of-round final.

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