Sunday 22 September, 2019

Dour RSPL draw for Cavalier, Reno

Cavalier playmaker Alex Marshall prays before his team's match against Reno on Sunday at Stadium East. (PHOTOS: Marlon Reid)

Cavalier playmaker Alex Marshall prays before his team's match against Reno on Sunday at Stadium East. (PHOTOS: Marlon Reid)

Cavalier and Reno played to a dour 0-0 draw on Sunday in their Red Stripe Premier League clash at Stadium East in Kingston.

Very few good scoring chances were created during the match, with both teams failing to penetrate the other's defence although Cavalier got two looks at the target on either side of the halftime break.

The point enabled Reno to remain 10th in the standing on 13, with Cavalier dropping a place to fourth on 24 as Mount Pleasant moved ahead of them by one point, with a 2-0 victory over UWI at Drax Hall. 

In the first half, Cavalier, kicking towards the hills, went close to scoring when Nicholas Hamilton collected a long ball played over the Reno defence into the 18-yard box.

Hamilton, on the left side of the area, fired straight at goalkeeper Dennis Taylor,  who blocked the effort before holding on to keep the score level.

In another close attempt, Cavalier substitute Tevin Scott shot across goal from the right of the area in the second half.

While Cavalier Technical Director Rudolph Speid was upset with his charges over the result, Reno's coach Godfrey Drummond believed his outfit did well.

Cavalier Reno Dec 2018

Speid said, "I am very disappointed as it was a lacklustre performance from us, we passed the ball well but not fast enough and I think Reno also had a plan of their own as, after the halftime, they really just stayed behind the ball."

Drummond said, "I would say it is a favourable performance against a very organised Cavalier team, as I thought we gave as much as we got."

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