Arnett plan to keep Waterhouse down

first_imgReigning Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) champions, Arnett Gardens FC, are planning to keep Waterhouse on the canvas when both teams meet in the secondpreliminary stage at Waterhouse Stadium tomorrow.Arnett are currently in third position on 32 points, while Waterhouse are at the bottom on 15 points after 18 games in the 12-team league.With a gap of 17 points, Arnett Gardens have no intention of giving Waterhouse a chance to crawl up from last position.As far as the man in charge of the ‘Junglists’ is concerned, it is simply a case of, ‘when a man is down, keep him down’.”We will try to keep them down as they are a dangerous team,” coach of Arnett Gardens, Jerome ‘Jerry’ Waite told The Gleaner at the RSPL weekly press conference at Red Stripe last Thursday.”In previous games, Waterhouse dominated Arnett. We beat them in the first round and we are looking forward to continue this on Sunday,” added Waite, who guided Arnett to three national titles.Arnett will be without hard-tackling midfielder Renae Lloyd, as well as Damari Deacon due to red cards issued in their encounter against Tivoli Gardens two weeks ago, but Waite remains confident that the team will leave Drewsland with a positive result.”Lloyd will be a loss, but if you notice this season started without Renae Lloyd, the other player (Jason Moore), who will fill the slot had been doing well before Lloyd returned to the team,” the veteran coach noted before sharing his anticipation of the game.”Yes, you always have to look forward to a clash of this magnitude, despite where the teams are in the standings. And, it is always a fierce rivalry. We will not underestimate Waterhouse, although they are having a bad season, so far,” Waite maintained.”In their last game, they scored four goals but gave up the same, so there are loopholes in their defensive system, which we aim to exploit. We (Arnett) have won three games in a row and are aiming at four straight,” he concluded.last_img read more

Poland 2-1 Republic of Ireland: Robert Lewandowski sends Martin O’Neill’s men into Euro 2016 play-offs

first_img Robert Lewandowski 1 Robert Lewandowski continued his incredible goalscoring form to send the Republic of Ireland into the play-offs as Poland won in Warsaw.Grzegorz Krychowiak opened the scoring for Poland but the home side were immediately pegged back through a Jon Walters penalty.The Bayern Munich man got the winner just before half time before John O’Shea saw red late on as Poland went through as Group D runners-up.Martin O’Neill’s side will however have to face the perils of the play-offs if they are to join England, Wales and Northern Ireland in France next summer.It was an even start with so much at stake for both teams but it was Poland who sent the national stadium into lift-off as Krychowiak scored with a 22-yard shot after dropping deep from the corner and firing through a crowd of bodies.But 90 seconds later Ireland were level when Shane Long won a penalty after a wild high-foot.Walters stepped up and fired the ball home to silence the Warsaw crowd.A minute later Poland had the ball in the net again as Pawel Olkowski fired in after some drastic Irish defending – but this time it was ruled offside.However, on the stroke of half time the hosts were in front, and unsurprisingly it was Robert Lewandowski who got the goal.Krzysztof Maczynski crossed in from the right before the Bayern Munich forward exploded with a thunderbolt of a header to put his side in pole position with his 15th goal in six games.Long was stretchered off only 10 minutes into half time with a nasty looking ankle injury which allowed Robbie Keane to enter the fray.Poland had a great opportunity to extend their lead but backup goalkeeper Darren Randolph spread himself brilliantly to deny Kamil Grosicki one-on-one.At the other end Richard Keogh had a golden chance to send Ireland to France with 10 minutes left as he found himself unmarked eight yards out, but his header was straight at Lukasz Fabianski.And it got worse in injury time when Lewandowski broke away as Ireland piled forward, meaning O’Shea needed to bring the forward down and in doing-so picked up his marching orders for a second yellow card.last_img read more