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Boys' Town looking to build on 'positives'

Published:Wednesday | November 12, 2014 | 12:00 AM

Sunday's Red Stripe Premier League match between leaders Waterhouse and strugglers Boys' Town was not what one would have expected, as hosts Waterhouse were given a run for their money as the game ended 0-0.

Boys' Town, for long periods had the better of play and should have made their dominance count but for faulty shooting and poor luck. Chief among those guilty of missing excellent chances for Boys' Town was the promising teenager, Shamar Nicholson, who had a hat-trick of misses.

For coach Andrew Price, it was a missed opportunity for his team, but he also took positives from the performance.

"I think it is a missed opportunity but at the same time I have to look at the positives. I think we played very well against a very good Waterhouse team. This team is a loaded team despite not having three national players. They are quality players and to come out here and nullify them in the middle of the park and to play as well as we did is commendable," a pleased Price said at the end of the game.

What hurt his team, Price said, was an absence of composure and luck.

"I think we played particularly well and, personally, if we had a little bit more luck we would have put away some of those chances.

learning experience

"We had some chances that required composure in front of the goal and it just was not there. Young Nicholson is growing. He is a youngster, he will learn and this is one of the games that the team will learn from," he explained.

Even though his players did not give him the result he desired, Price declared that he was still proud of his charges.

"The team is gelling and I am very proud of the performance of the team. What we will do is to continue to build on this.

"We are keeping the shape well, moving the ball around well and, as I have told people, we are playing some good football. It is just that we need to put the ball in the back of the net."

- Nodley Wright