It was pulsating. It was pleasing. But the final result left both coaches of Waterhouse FC and Harbour View FC disappointed for failing to wrench a win in a fiercely competitive, goalless Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) game at Drewsland on Sunday.
In spite of their industry in the late kick-off contest, the struggling teams, who share between them six league titles, left the pitch as they entered it — with the score at 0-0.
Both teams needed a win to enhance their current position on the 12-team standings, but the final result left Waterhouse still mired in 11th position on 19 points, while Harbour View continue to court on the perimeter of the red zone in 10th place on 21 points.
They both went close to scoring in both halves, but muffed promising scoring chances with injudicious attempts through blatant impatience.
Glendon “Admiral” Bailey, head coach of Waterhouse, though lamenting his team’s wastefulness, took some positives from the test.
“We failed to follow up on our good showing from our last match by failing to hit the back of the net, and this I can attribute to the fact [that] three of our main players in our midfield were missing.
“This, to my mind, is a condition that has been plaguing us for some time now [because] as soon as we begin to find our best strides, situations like these confront us,” Bailey said in a post-game interview.
His counterpart, Ludlow Bernard echoed a similar sentiment.
“We dominated the game for long periods and created the better scoring chances in the game. although Waterhouse would have also had a good look in on our goal, our goalkeeper came up good. We continue to play well but playing well doesn’t guarantee three points,” Bernard noted.
Source: The Jamaica Observer