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

Nonprofit readies holiday meals for needy

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champThe Christmas dinner, which will be similar to the one given on Thanksgiving, will be served outside under the shade of canopies on one block of 11th Street between Beacon and Palos Verdes streets. The nonprofit still needs food donations for turkey, cranberry sauce, desserts and other holiday trimmings. Other nonfood donations such as toiletries for goody bags and toys are also needed. The group will give away the goody bags filled with personal-care items to people who attend the event. Santa Claus will be on hand to distribute toys and take pictures with children. About 500 homeless people and low-income residents are expected at Beacon House’s annual Christmas dinner next week. The holiday meal, billed as the Community Christmas Day Feast, is a long-standing tradition for the nonprofit residential alcohol and drug-recovery facility, which still needs food and other donations for the event. “We’ve been doing this almost as long as Beacon House has been around,” Luis Lozano, the organization’s executive director, said. The dinner will be served Christmas Day from 11 a.m. to 3p.m. Although organizers expected 500 to show up for Beacon House’s Thanksgiving dinner, closer to 800 people came, Lozano said. The gift giveaway with Santa Claus is a highlight for Beacon House residents and the local children, Lozano said. Besides food, toiletries and toys, the nonprofit also will accept cash donations for the event. Volunteers are needed to serve at the dinner, but space is limited. Interested individuals or groups are advised to call the Beacon House to check for availability. Lozano said the holiday meal offers the South Bay community a chance to serve needy individuals and families. “There’s still a need out there,” Lozano said. “If we can help make the holidays a little better, then we’ll do that.” WANT TO DONATE OR VOLUNTEER? What: Beacon House Community Christmas Day Feast. When: Dec. 25 from 11 a.m. to 3p.m. Where: Donation drop-off: Beacon House, 1003 S. Beacon St., San Pedro. Information: 310-514-4940.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more