Boys’ Town held at home

September 27th, 2010

Reno's Obrian Woodbine (right) towers above Boy's Town's Marvin Morgan Jr during their Digicel Premier League match-up at Collie Smith Drive yesterday. The game ended in a 0-0 draw. - Ricardo Makyn/Staff Photographer

Boys’ Town were held to a nil-all draw by Reno yesterday afternoon in their Digicel Premier League encounter at Collie Smith Drive.

The heavy rains before the game and during most of the first half resulted in a heavily saturated pitch and undoubtedly affected both teams as they took a considerable length of time to get settled. The first effort on target did not come until in the 21st minute when Boys’ Town’s Anthony Bennett’s 20-yard drive was well saved by Reno’s custodian, Dennis Taylor.

Reno’s response was immediate however, Evan Taylor’s 20-yard effort was dragged wide of the right upright.

In the 28th minute Reno was denied the lead through a brilliant save from Boys’ Town’s goalkeeper, Kirk Porter. Sheldon Brian laid off a ball for Nyron Davis on the edge of the six-yard box but his powerful shot was expertly pushed around the post.

Porter displayed his brilliance again in the 51st minute when he once again came up with a one-handed save to his right, to thwart a 20-yard effort by Reno’s Davion Thorpe.

78th-minute goal

Reno did manage to get the better of Porter in the 78th minute when a counter-attacking move saw the Boys’ Town goalkeeper rush out to cut off the angle on Brian, only for him to slip. Brian got off a goal bound shot from an acute angle but Boys’ Town’s Anthowe Dawkins was on hand to head wide.

Reno’s coach, Wendell Downswell was fairly pleased with the point away from home but conceded that they squandered at least one good goal-scoring chance.

“Coming off a loss, I think overall we are pretty satisfied with the performance,” said Downswell. “We are pretty satisfied with what we have done here, we could have scored at least one goal if we had been a bit more clinical around the area.”

Downswell is also cognisant of the fact that his team need to find a solution to their goal-scoring predicament.

“Defensively we have done well but offensively we have to work on that because we have played 180 minutes now without scoring a goal, so that is cause for concern,” said Downswell.

Boys’ Town’s coach, Andrew Price though pleased with his team’s overall performance, was disappointed with not getting all three points.

“We would have loved to have got back on the winning train but one of the things that happened today was that the conditions were not suitable for us to play our normal game,” said Price. “We still having some problems converting up front so we have to continue to work on that,” he added.

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Source:Jamaicagleaner

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