Boys’ Town optimistic after draw with league leaders

first_imgBoys’ Town FC Coach Andrew Price says that he expects yesterday’s 1-1 home draw with leaders Montego Bay United in the Red Stripe Premier League to spur the team on to better performances in 2017.In a game where first in the table met last placed, MoBay started the stronger team and created more chances in the first half, but Price’s side lifted their performance in the second half after a number of substitutions and changes to the team’s formation.The defending champions took the lead in the 43rd minute when Allan Ottey’s free kick deflected off the Boys’ Town wall and into the net, but Shamar Nicholson equalised in the 75th minute with a header, also off a free kick. The goal takes his total to nine for the season. It also takes him back to the top of the goal-scorers’ table.Price says he hopes the performance will lift the team’s spirit and help it out of the relegation zone.STRONG FIGHT”We came back in the second half and played with a lot of character and resilience and we really took the game to Montego Bay,” Price said. “We found that they were tiring in the last 15 minutes when we were getting stronger. That augers well for the future, and it’s good that we can close the year without a loss (in this game). Come January, when we begin again, we hope to come with a lot more gusto and more industry to see if we can progress up the table.”MoBay assistant Dillon Thelwell says his team did not take Boys’ Town seriously enough.”We never played up to standard,” he said. “We played good for about 65 minutes. After 65 minutes, it was all Boys’ Town. I think we took Boys’ Town a bit lightly today, based on the performance. But coming away here in Kingston and getting a point is always going to be a plus for us.”Price says he will also be looking to adding some new players to the team in the January transfer window.”We don’t want to say who they are at the moment, but we’re quietly optimistic that these players have the qualities that we need to help the team,” he says.Other results on the day saw Maverley-Hughenden and Harbour View drawing 1-1, Humble Lion outscoring Arnett Gardens 3-2, Portmore United beating Tivoli Gardens 2-0, and UWI also getting by Reno 2-0.Yesterday’s ResultsMaverley-Hughenden 1 Harbour View 1Waterhouse 2 Jamalco 0Boys’ Town 1 Montego Bay 1Humble Lion 3 Arnett Gardens 2Portmore 2 Tivoli Gardens 0UWI 2 Reno 0last_img read more

AITA confirms India will travel to Pakistan for Davis Cup tie

first_imgIndian team will travel to Pakistan for the first time in 55 years to participate in the Davis Cup, All India Tennis Association (AITA) Secretary-General Hironmoy Chatterjee confirmed on Sunday.”Yes, we will go. It is not a bilateral series, it’s a World Cup of tennis so we have to go. There was no communication with the government as it’s a world event, we have to abide by the IOC charter, AITA Secretary told ANI.”The team of six players, support staff and coach will be going to Pakistan. I will also go along with the team. We will be putting in the visa application for everyone. Pakistan hockey team travelled to India for the World Cup and now we are also going,” he added.The Davis Cup draw was rolled out in February this year, but after the Pulwama attack on February 14, the future of Indian tennis team touring Pakistan looked really bleak.Indian cricket team had last toured Pakistan in 2007, and after that, no team across any sport in the country has toured Pakistan.India last played Pakistan in the Davis Cup in 2006 at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai, in which the hosts managed to register a 3-2 win to take India’s head-to-head tally against Pakistan to 6-0.AITA is yet to announce the final squad for the outing between the two neighbouring countries.Also Read | It’s a message of peace, says Somdev Devvarman as India set to play Davis Cup tie in PakistanAlso See:last_img read more