Vere United and Molynes United play to dull 0-0 draw Featured

Vere United and Molynes United played to a gloomy 0-0 stalemate in their Jamaica Premier League (JPL) game at the Captain Horace Burrell Centre of Excellence, the University of the West Indies on Monday.

There were not many chances created in the first half but very early on, Vere United should have taken the lead when Ricardo Dennis latched onto a through ball and with only goalkeeper Roje Williams to beat, his lobbed his effort high over the bar.

At Coach Calvert Fitzgerald’s urging, Molynes United had a lively start to the second half and had Vere on the back foot throughout.

They came close to scoring in the 67th minute when Rashwan Livingston low left-footer beat goalkeeper Kadeem Davis but rebounded off the upright. The unlucky Livingston was substituted a minute later. Jermy Nelson almost won it for Molynes United but he shot into the side netting in time added on.

Molynes United would have left the game the more disappointed of the two having dominated the second half. The Man-of-the-Match was Vere’s Alton Lewis of Vere United who was not initially named in the starting team but seized the opportunity with the late change.

“Coach didn’t have me in the starting team but it was a good game. My goalkeeper told me to play it simple and play for my spot if I want to stay in the team. I am a natural left-back and I had a wonderful game,” said Lewis.

Coach of Molynes United, Calvert Fitzgerald thought his team deserved maximum three points.

“We wanted all three points but you have to score in order to get the three points if you are not scored against. We had some positives in the game,” said Fitzgerald. “Duckie is a wily coach and to match wits with him out there again and I am relishing that idea.”

Duckie believed the outcome was a fair result as his team battled hard.

“Coach Fitzgerald has been around and his team was pretty much balanced today. But I thought we created enough chances to get the first goal,” said Duckie. “But I am surprised how well we played for the first game as we have done just one-third of our pre-season preparation and it is a work in progress”



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