Waterhouse brace for tough game

first_imgTwo-time national champions Waterhouse FC are in a must-win situation when they face-off against Portmore United on match-day 31 in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) at Juici Park,Clarendon, tomorrow, starting at 3:30 p.m.Waterhouse are sitting in the cellar position in the 12-team league on 28 points from 30 games and find themselves in a tense fight to avoid relegation.With three games remaining in the preliminary stage, Portmore United lead on 57 points, followed by Montego Bay United (56) and defending champions Arnett Gardens (54) as the teams battling for the $1 million incentive awarded to the team that ends on most points.Portmore will be looking for maximum points against Waterhouse in order to continue their impressive run. On the other hand, Waterhouse’s season is on the line, so spectators could be in for a good game.”It is going to be a tough one, but we are up to the challenge on Sunday,” coach of Waterhouse Anthony Patrick said during the RSPL’s weekly press conference last Thursday at Red Stripe.”We have to stay disciplined. We are very confident as a team and training has been going well,” Patrick disclosed.Meanwhile, manager of Portmore United Clive Marshall says his team’s confidence his high following a sweep of Montego Bay United.”We needed back our confidence and it is coming at the right time. We prefer to have this level of confidence going to this stage,” Marshall said.Looking ahead to tomorrow’s game, Marshall added that: “We are fully aware that all games will be tough because teams have different objectives at this stage.”last_img read more

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first_imgSmith, the 2005 NFL coach of the year, led the Bears to a 15-4 record and their first NFC championship in more than two decades last season, where they lost to Indianapolis in the Super Bowl. Henin advances to quarterfinals DOHA, Qatar – Justine Henin reached the quarterfinals of the Qatar Open after beating Alicia Molik of Australia 6-2, 7-6 (9). The second-ranked Henin, who won the Dubai Open last week, saved two set points in the tiebreaker and wasted four match points. Man sentenced in Jackson case INDIANAPOLIS – A man who hit former Indiana Pacers guard Stephen Jackson with a car during a fight outside a strip club last fall was sentenced to two years in prison. Deon Willford was convicted Feb. 12 of felony battery and a misdemeanor charge of failure to stop at the scene of an accident. LAKE FOREST, Ill. – The Chicago Bears signed coach Lovie Smith to a four-year contract extension through the 2011 season on Wednesday night. They also signed general manager Jerry Angelo to a contract extension through the 2013 season. DOHA, Qatar – Justine Henin reached the quarterfinals of the Qatar Open after beating Alicia Molik of Australia 6-2, 7-6 (9). The second-ranked Henin, who won the Dubai Open last week, saved two set points in the tiebreaker and wasted four match points. Man sentenced in Jackson case INDIANAPOLIS – A man who hit former Indiana Pacers guard Stephen Jackson with a car during a fight outside a strip club last fall was sentenced to two years in prison. Deon Willford was convicted Feb. 12 of felony battery and a misdemeanor charge of failure to stop at the scene of an accident. Smith, the 2005 NFL coach of the year, led the Bears to a 15-4 record and their first NFC championship in more than two decades last season, where they lost to Indianapolis in the Super Bowl. Henin advances to quarterfinals Dawson reunited with his father SEOUL, South Korea – More than two decades after he was lost in a South Korean market and eventually adopted in the United States, Olympics skier Toby Dawson was reunited with his father on Wednesday. They embraced, and Dawson said a Korean phrase he had learned for the meeting – “I’ve been waiting a long time, father.” Hugging his son at a hotel, Kim Jae-su teared up. Chicken toss out at Kansas State MANHATTAN, Kan. – The chicken toss has been declared off limits at Kansas State. For years, Kansas State students have smuggled live chickens into basketball games against Kansas, then thrown them onto the court – mocking their rival’s Jayhawk mascot. But an animal rights group objected to the mistreatment of chickens, and the school issued an open letter to fans this week calling for an end to the practice. Szczerbiak out for the season BOSTON – Celtics forward Wally Szczerbiak will have season-ending ankle surgery next week. Szczerbiak has missed significant time four of the last five seasons because of injuries. Federer triumphs again in Dubai DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Roger Federer extended his career-best winning streak to 38 matches, defeating Daniele Bracciali 7-5, 6-3 Wednesday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Dubai Open. The top-seeded Federer will next face seventh-seeded Novak Djokovic, who beat Rainer Schuettler 7-6 (5), 6-3. Defending champion Rafael Nadal edged Igor Andreev 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (2). Next for Nadal is Mikhail Youzhny, who topped No. 6 Tomas Berdych 7-6 (6), 6-3. – From wire reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!,LAKE FOREST, Ill. – The Chicago Bears signed coach Lovie Smith to a four-year contract extension through the 2011 season on Wednesday night. They also signed general manager Jerry Angelo to a contract extension through the 2013 season. Dawson reunited with his father SEOUL, South Korea – More than two decades after he was lost in a South Korean market and eventually adopted in the United States, Olympics skier Toby Dawson was reunited with his father on Wednesday. They embraced, and Dawson said a Korean phrase he had learned for the meeting – “I’ve been waiting a long time, father.” Hugging his son at a hotel, Kim Jae-su teared up. Chicken toss out at Kansas State MANHATTAN, Kan. – The chicken toss has been declared off limits at Kansas State. For years, Kansas State students have smuggled live chickens into basketball games against Kansas, then thrown them onto the court – mocking their rival’s Jayhawk mascot. But an animal rights group objected to the mistreatment of chickens, and the school issued an open letter to fans this week calling for an end to the practice. Szczerbiak out for the season BOSTON – Celtics forward Wally Szczerbiak will have season-ending ankle surgery next week. Szczerbiak has missed significant time four of the last five seasons because of injuries. Federer triumphs again in Dubai DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Roger Federer extended his career-best winning streak to 38 matches, defeating Daniele Bracciali 7-5, 6-3 Wednesday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Dubai Open. The top-seeded Federer will next face seventh-seeded Novak Djokovic, who beat Rainer Schuettler 7-6 (5), 6-3. Defending champion Rafael Nadal edged Igor Andreev 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (2). Next for Nadal is Mikhail Youzhny, who topped No. 6 Tomas Berdych 7-6 (6), 6-3. – From wire reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. 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