Reno seek maximum points against tough Boys’ Town

first_img SLOW START “I believe that we are slowly coming into our own after a slow start, mainly because of players being overseas and playing in the Business House competition. We have had the entire group together, now for about a month, so we are gelling now. Once we stay together, we can put ourselves in the top half of the league and stay there. It is about consistency now,” he said. Boys’ Town’s chances will not be helped by the fact that Xavian Virgo will again be missing because of an ankle injury, but the improved play of Shamar Nicholson should be a plus. Reno, meanwhile, will be boosted by the return of attacker Renorio Downswell. Tomorrow’s game Today’s Games Standings After getting off to a fast pace at the beginning of the season and even topping the table for a while, former champions Reno spent a good part of the first round looking up at teams such as leaders Montego Bay United and Portmore United, a thing they will have to address in the second round. That is the view expressed by the Westmoreland team’s technical director, Wendell Downswell, who will lead his six-placed team into battle against eighth-placed Boys’ Town and Barbican today. “Traditionally, Boys’ Town are a tough team and very difficult to beat, and I don’t suppose their approach will be any different,” said Downswell, who starred for the club as a player. But even while he expects Boys’ Town to be at their best, the successful national youth coach is of the view that playing at Barbican could be beneficial to his team. “The fact that we are playing at Barbican may neutralise things a little bit, but we are hell bent on getting the three points when we meet them,” Downswell declared. While their recent results do not translate to dominance, Downswell said that will change soon. “We had some injuries, causing some of our key players to be out. We are getting them back now, so you will see the result of that. “Our issue now is the goalscoring. That is one of the things we are placing emphasis on. We have been spending quite a lot of time on that on the training ground. We have to fix that going into the next round,” Downswell explained. Boys’ Town also intend to make a statement of their own after steadily inching their way out of the relegation zone. “It is an important game. At the midpoint of the first round, we said that our objective was to get 15 points, so it is important that we win this game to achieve that,” said Andrew Price, Boys’ Town head coach. Rafeik Thomas has been one of their best players so far, and Price believes that other players are getting fit and contributing more to the team. – 3:00 p.m. Boys’ Town vs Reno at Barbican Stadium – 3:00 p.m. Portmore United vs Arnett Gardens at Juici Park Clarendon – 4:00 p.m. Rivoli United vs Montego Bay United at Drax Hall, St Ann – 3:00 p.m. UWI FC vs Tivoli Gardens at UWI Bowl, Mona – 3:00 p.m. Waterhouse vs Humble Lion at Drewsland Stadium – 8:40 p.m. Cavalier SC vs Harbour View FC at Stadium East Teams P W D L GF GA GD Pts MoBay Utd 10 6 3 1 22 9 13 21 Portmore 10 5 3 2 9 7 2 18 Humble Lion 10 5 3 2 8 6 2 18 Arnett 10 5 2 3 16 8 8 17 Tivoli 10 4 2 4 14 11 3 14 Reno 10 3 5 2 12 11 1 14 H.View 10 3 5 2 11 10 1 14 Boys’ Town 10 3 3 4 10 16 -6 12 Rivoli 10 3 1 6 8 12 -4 10 Cavalier 10 2 3 5 3 8 -5 9 UWI FC 10 2 3 5 6 15 -9 9 Waterhouse 10 2 1 7 6 14 -8 7last_img read more

Rush of relief after Gina Iniong escapes with close win in ONE Bangkok card

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Iniong could only breathe a huge sigh of relief when she was awarded a narrow win over Radzuan, who was undefeated coming into Saturday’s bout, in ONE: Clash of Legends in Bangkok, Thailand.“To be honest, I got nervous when they announced it as a split decision,” said the Filipina, who improved to 8-4.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“I thought I should have won it by unanimous decision. I almost lost my breath because of that, but it’s okay.”It’s understandable for Iniong to feel as if she’s sitting on pins and needles before the announcement was made after two of her Team Lakay teammates in Joshua Pacio and Geje Eustaquio both dropped close decisions in their title defenses last month. But it wasn’t the same case during the fight where Iniong said she felt calm from the get-go.“I think I did well, I was able to execute our game plan during the fight. I was relaxed throughout the fight even when she got back in the last round,” The 29-year-old Iniong said.“Radzuan is a tremendous warrior, and I wasn’t expecting this to be an easy fight at all. Thankfully, our game plan worked.” The victory did not only boosted Iniong’s bid for a world title shot, it also served as a shot in the arm for her ailing mother, who is suffering from chronic kidney disease.“This win is for my family, especially to my mom, who’s still ill.”ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history PBA D-League: CEU drubs Diliman College-Gerry’s Grill Gina Iniong’s most anxious moments against Jihin Radzuan came after the fight.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more


first_imgTir Chonaill RFC travelled down to Donegal town to play their seconds in the Ulster minor league north.The weather held up well but a strong wind blowing across the field made for a day of hard kicking.Donegal kicked off into the wind and an energetic Tir Chonaill side plucked it out of the air to run straight at the home side.Some quick passing out wide caught out the home defense with big Shaun Doogan bursting through the gap only to be caught in their 22 metre line,from the resulting lineout Tir Chonaill won possesion and with some outstanding passing and quick off loads saw Adrian TOPGUN O’ Colla score his first try for the club this season which went unconverted.Score 5-0.  Donegal kicked off again and with a quick catch Tir Chonaill stormed at the home defense again with great recycling and passing of the ball but the ref blew up for an offside in the ruck and Paul Gallagher converted the penalty.Score 8-0.Just before the break Tir Chonaill broke through again with some great running off the ball it found its way to Conor Shovlin to score his first try also in only his second game in the black and white colours which went unconverted.Score 13-0 at the breakSpirits were high in the Tir Chonaill camp and the team talk was blunt and straight to the point which was to go on and finish the game off. Tir Chonaill kicked off the second half into the strong wind and the home side drove in numbers and from the back of the scrum the home side launched a massive kick up into touch at the 22,Donegal won possesion from the lineout and bulldozed there way through the defense and over the line to put them back in the game again it went unconverted .Score 13-5. That was as good as it got for home side as Tir Chonaill turned on the style with some great passing and running off the ball which led to the away side scoring a handful of tries from Jason Greene, Conor Shovlin,Adrian o’ Colla and Ciaran McCann and one conversion from the resilient Paul Gallagher.With the home team losing 4 players through bad injuries and down to 13 men the referee blew the final whistle.A thoroughly enjoying game of rugby and a very physical encounter between the donegal rivals but all in good spirit at the final whistle.Big thank you to Donegal Town on there hospitality on the day and always a pleasure to play them.A whole team effort from Tir Chonaill with some great performances from the North West side.Final Score Tir Chonaill RFC 35-5 Donegal Town rfc 2nds  Earlier in the day the minis of Tir chonaill travelled up to the same venue for an all county blitz which everyone in the team put in huge effort and saw great positives come out of it with some outstanding performances by the youngsters from the north west. Training for minis and youths resumes on tues at 6pm in Carrickfinn beside Donegal airport and followed by the seniors at 7pm all new members are welcome. RUGBY NEWS: TIR CHONAILL RFC was last modified: October 2nd, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Tir Chonaill RFC noteslast_img read more