Lights back at Waterhouse

first_imgNight matches will be played at Waterhouse mini-stadium for the first time this season when the Drewsland-based club tackles high-riding Tivoli Gardens in a 6 p.m. game on Sunday. Late games at the Drewsland complex were suspended last season when the team struggled to find wins and support dwindled. The hosting of night games this season has been delayed by technical difficulties. light-pole. A problem light pole has now been changed, and it is all systems go for Sunday. Club chairman Bruce Bicknell believes that the return to night matches is a major boost for the team. “We haven’t done it (play) under the lights because of two reasons. We were changing one of the light-poles. We were changing it from a woodenpole to a steelpole. It has been out for three months because we had to fabricate huge steel pipes then take down the wooden poles and put on back the lights, so it was a tedious process. “The next thing is cost containment. The cost of running the lights is very high, but we decided to give it a try,” he told The Gleaner. Bicknell believes that the return of the lights and night matches is a positive move for the club, which is currently struggling at second from bottom. “We get a much larger turn out under the lights. The fact that you are bringing back the lights will be more reason for the crowd to come out and support the team and give them a lot more confidence to play better,” he said. He also believes that the return of the light has coincided perfectly with the hiring of new coach Glendon ‘Admiral’ Bailey. “I’ve known ‘Admiral’ for a long time as I worked with him at Olympic Football Club. He’s not only a good coach technically, but he is an incredible motivator, and he’s like a father figure for players,” Bicknell added.last_img read more

Four things we learned from Tottenham 3 Borussia Dortmund 0

first_imgHere, AFP Sport looks at four things we learned from a famous night for the hosts at Wembley:Son steps up againKane and Alli’s injuries coincided with Son’s departure to the Asian Cup. In two games without all three, Tottenham’s bids for domestic cup success ended for another year in defeats against Chelsea and Crystal Palace.Since Son’s return, the South Korean has scored in all four games to maintain an unlikely title challenge with Premier League victories over Watford, Newcastle United and Leicester City, and now help his side claim a priceless first-leg lead.Despite the accumulated fatigue of representing his country in three international tournaments in the past eight months, Son’s energy levels — compared to a battery recently by Pochettino — show no signs of running low. He now has 11 goals in as many games for his club.Lloris makes amends© AFPHugo Lloris produced some big first half saves to prevent Dortmund scoring an away goal© AFP Glyn KIRKSpurs’ Champions League campaign looked all but over after just three games of the group stage following defeats against Inter Milan and Barcelona and a 2-2 draw away at PSV Eindhoven.High-profile mistakes from Hugo Lloris cost his side dear, particularly for the opening goal in Barca’s 4-2 win at Wembley and when the French captain was sent off for a rash challenge with Spurs leading 2-1 in Eindhoven.As the heavy legs of Pochettino’s men struggled to get going before half-time, though, Lloris stood tall to bravely block Christian Pulisic’s powerful effort from a narrow angle and then get an outstretched arm to Dan-Axel Zagadou’s header just before the break.Those saves proved vital as Spurs took control in the second period and kept a clean sheet to put them in pole position to reach the last eight.Sancho lacks supportA bright start from Dortmund’s English international Jadon Sancho fizzled out© AFP Adrian DENNISThe rising star of English football was playing for the Germans at Wembley as Jadon Sancho returned to his native London with a burgeoning reputation built on a fantastic season for the Bundesliga leaders.Sancho showed flashes of his lightning speed and trickery before the break, but Dortmund failed to make the most of their first-half supremacy without the injured Marco Reus and Paco Alcacer.Dortmund’s two top scorers have combined for 30 goals this season and may be back to provide their firepower for the second leg on March 5, but the mountain already looks too big to climb for Lucien Favre’s men.Vertonghen bends it like BeckhamJan Vertonghen set up Tottenham’s opener and scored his side’s second goal in a 3-0 win over Borussia Dortmund© AFP Adrian DENNISTottenham were not just devoid of some of their most potent attacking threats, but both left-backs Ben Davies and Danny Rose due to injury.Pochettino tinkered to switch to a back three with centre-back Vertonghen forced to cope with the pace of Sancho as a left wing-back.But the Belgian turned the tie Spurs’ way going forward with a brilliant cross for Son to volley home the opener and then got just his second goal of the season by ghosting in at the back post to meet Serge Aurier’s cross perfectly and make it 2-0.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Son Heung-min scored his 11th goal in 11 games for Tottenham© AFP Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 14 –  No Harry Kane, no Dele Alli, and still no problem for Tottenham Hotspur as three second-half goals handed them a commanding 3-0 Champions League last 16, first-leg lead over Borussia Dortmund.Son Heung-min again led the way in Kane’s absence by opening the scoring before Jan Vertonghen and Fernando Llorente also struck in the final seven minutes to put Mauricio Pochettino’s men on the brink of reaching the last eight.last_img read more