Waterhouse face uphill task after Honduras side eclipses them at home

By September 26, 2019

Waterhouse FC face the uphill task of not just turning over a 2-0 deficit in their CONCACAF League quarterfinal tie against Montagua but doing so away after a defeat at the National Stadium in Kingston on Monday night. 

Waterhouse, who had their chances, were bested by Marcelo Pereira’s 66th-minute tap in, as well as a beauty from Kevin Lopez in the 72nd.

The hosts had started brightly enough with Steven Williams ghosting into the box in the 13th minute only to watch his sweeping attempt palmed away by Motagua goal keeper Jonathan Rougier.

It was not until the 37th minute that Motagua had their first chance as Lopez broke free down the left hand side but took too long to open his body up to slot the ball past Waterhouse custodian, Akeen Chambers, and was thwarted by the slide tackle of a recovering defender. The tackle partially blocked his shot and sent it spinning wide, much to the relief of the Waterhouse faithful.

In the second half, Waterhouse continued to show signs they could hurt Motagua and Colorado Murray produced a bit of skill down the right flank that should have resulted in the opening goal.

Dribbling towards his defender, Murray shifted the ball from left right a few times before crossing the ball along the ground, past his transfixed marker, only to see the onrushing Keithy Simpson slam his one-time shot against the underside of the bar and back into play.

That bit of action happened in the 59th minute and seven minutes later, Waterhouse were already paying for their profligacy.

A well-struck free kick from the boot of Emilio Izaguirre slammed into Chambers’ left-hand post and back into play where Pereira pounced, scrambling the ball home from three or four yards away.

At 1-0 down, Waterhouse would not get a chance to even the scores as not long after, Lopez produced some magic.

Dribbling inside his marker on the right side of the field and heading across goal from at least 30 yards out, Lopez reversed his shot to beat Chambers.

The result means Waterhouse will have to overturn a two-goal deficit when they go to Honduras for the return leg on Wednesday, October 2.

Paul-Andre Walker

Paul-Andre is the Managing Editor at SportsMax.tv. He comes to the role with almost 20 years of experience as journalist. That experience includes all facets of media. He began as a sports Journalist in 2001, quickly moving into radio, where he was an editor before becoming a news editor and then an entertainment editor with one of the biggest media houses in the Caribbean.

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