Woolery goal settles MoBay derby

Published: Thursday | December 12, 2013 Comments 0
Montego Bay Boys' and Girls Club striker Androcles Poyser attempts to control the ball while under pressure from Savannah SC defender, Shamar Bernard, during Tuesday's Captain's Bakery and Grill/J.B. Charley's Rum Western Confederation Super League football match at the Urban Development Corporation playing field in Montego Bay. Poyser was on target for MBBGC, who were held to a 1-1 draw. - photo BY Paul Clarke
Montego Bay Boys' and Girls Club striker Androcles Poyser attempts to control the ball while under pressure from Savannah SC defender, Shamar Bernard, during Tuesday's Captain's Bakery and Grill/J.B. Charley's Rum Western Confederation Super League football match at the Urban Development Corporation playing field in Montego Bay. Poyser was on target for MBBGC, who were held to a 1-1 draw. - photo BY Paul Clarke

Paul Clarke, Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:

Granville FC notched a win in the young season of The Captain's Bakery and Grill/J.B. Charley's Rum Western Confederation Super League, tagging Norwood Strikers 1-0 in Tuesday's revised fixture, their second of the season.

The keenly contested affair between the Montego Bay clubs was only settled when Deshawn Woolery scored a beauty in the 40th minute. They are, however, in fourth spot in the 12-team table on four points, this after drawing their opening encounter nil-all; while Norwood are yet to get off the mark after losses in both rounds.

Early leaders Holland United and Reno FC are on six points each, with the Trelawny club slightly ahead, with a plus-one goal difference.

Savannah SC trail both clubs by two points in third, after dropping points to Montego Bay Boys' and Girls Club (MBBGC) in a 1-1 draw at Urban Development Corporation playing field.

Goalkeeper Neil Williams misjudged the pace on Poyser's speculative top-of-the-area shot and could only watch as it bounced on to his torso and across the goal line in just the second minute of action.

Settled and finally getting to play their quick-passing game, Savannah pulled even in the 15th minute when pacey forward Nicholas Daley found enough room just inside the area, then blasted a powerful shot past Garrett Dennis in the MBBGC goal, making the score 1-1.

Nothing they threw at each other for the remainder of the contest could separate the teams, as they left the venue with a point each, which kept Savannah third and MBBGC nestled in the middle of the pack.

WADADAH EIGHTH

Defending champions Wadadah find themselves in eighth position on one point after they were clipped 1-0 on Sunday by Sandals Whitehouse. Their coach, Daniel Ricketts, is of the view that his team will rebound from the loss of vital points in their opening two matches.

"It is still early in the season and we are using a relatively young team until some of our more senior players return to the island, so I am not worried at the moment. But I do think we need to start putting away our chances, as we try to keep up with the pace of the front-runners," Ricketts said.

His plight is better off than former Premier Leaguers Village United, who are last in the standings with the worst record of the 12 teams. They have conceded seven goals in two games and trail Duanvale and Tomorrow's People, the two teams just above them in the tables.

 

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