Barbican eliminate Waterhouse

Published: Tuesday | December 31, 2013 Comments 0
Mario Palmer left of Maxfield tussle for the ball with Kenniel Hyde (right) of Arnett Gardens, during the KSAFA/Jamaica Yellow Pages Jackie Bell KO match at Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex on Sunday. Arnett won 3-0, and 5-0 on aggregate, following their 2-0 first-leg win. - Ian Allen/Staff Photographer
Mario Palmer left of Maxfield tussle for the ball with Kenniel Hyde (right) of Arnett Gardens, during the KSAFA/Jamaica Yellow Pages Jackie Bell KO match at Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex on Sunday. Arnett won 3-0, and 5-0 on aggregate, following their 2-0 first-leg win. - Ian Allen/Staff Photographer

Andrew Harris, Gleaner Writer

Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) giants Waterhouse were knocked out of the KSAFA/Jamaica Yellow Pages Jackie Bell knockout by Super League team Barbican on Saturday.

Barbican qualified on the away goal rule, following the 2-2 aggregate finish between the teams.

Waterhouse won Saturday's 2-1 home tie, having lost the first-leg encounter 1-0 at Barbican on December 5.

The Premier League team actually finished 1-0 at the end of regulation play on Saturday, courtesy of Jovaughn Benjamin's last-minute goal (90+3), and forced extra-time play on the basis of their tied aggregate finish and no tiebreaker, since both had won by a similar margin on their home turf.

However, Barbican got the all-important goal at the 115th minute, when Shaquille Lewis scored at the 115th minute to put them ahead 2-1. This meant Waterhouse needed to score at least two goals to top the tie, since Barbican's away goal would have been tabulated as two in the event of a tie.

This eventually happened as Hughan Gray scored for Waterhouse at the 117th minute to even the aggregate scores.

Waterhouse's coach, Junior Francis, blamed their demise on poor finishing.

"As far as I can see, we dominated the game and the chances came, but we weren't very effective on our finishing," said Francis.

"Our aim right now is on the Premier League," he added.

Three other RSPL teams cruised into the next round.

Tivoli Gardens hammered Rae Town 7-2 to advance 10-3 on aggregate. The West Kingston team got goals from Nicholas Scott (28th, 47th, 79th), Rafeik Thomas (43rd, 87th), Keammar Daley (39th) and Jamie Robinson (74th), while Rae Town's goals were netted by Mark Williams (70th) and Andre Williams (76th).

Harbour View advanced with an 8-2 aggregate over Bull Bay, despite losing 2-1 on Saturday. Otis Walcott (fourth) and Shamal Walton (82nd) scored for Bull Bay, while Clifton Waugh (81st, pen.) netted for Harbour View.

August Town advanced 7-1 on aggregate after winning 5-1 against Greenwich Town. Chad Bennett (7th, 10th, 43rd), Mark Grant (90th min) and Larone Russell (32nd) scored for August Town, while David Stultz (65th) netted for Greenwich Town.

andrew.harris@gleanerjm.com

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