Harbour View frustrate UWI in RSPL clash

first_img“It was a frustrating game for us.” University of the West Indies FC’s (UWI) assistant coach Andrew Peart cut a frustrated figure after the league leaders were held at home against 10-man cellar dwellers Harbour View in top-flight action yesterday. Harbour View halted red-hot UWI FC’s winning streak with the teams battling to a 1-1 draw in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) at The UWI Bowl in Mona yesterday. The visitors took an early lead when Ranique Muir slotted past the advancing UWI goalkeeper Amal Knight in the fifth minute. However, that strike was cancelled out by Deno Schaffe in the 50th minute. A corner kick taken by UWI’s captain Rochane Smith was headed by Schaffe past Harbour View’s custodian Joel Johnson. Harbour View were later reduced to ten players when Nicholas Beckett was shown a red card by FIFA referee Odette Hamilton for a dangerous challenge on UWI’s Kemar Flemmings in the 47th minute. Both teams had their share of possession and both enjoyed periods of dominance. Harbour View looked better in the first half and were rewarded with the early strike, while UWI took control in the second half, an effort which led to their equalising goal. “It was a frustrating game for us. We started slow and went behind. Then in the second half, we played better. However, we did not show enough aggression after Harbour View went down to ten players,” Peart told The Gleaner. Coach of Harbour View Ludlow Bernard credited his team for a fighting game after the red card. “It was a battling performance from the team. We deserved to win as we got the better chances. I believe that with the extra player on the pitch, we could have done better,” Bernard claimed. Despite the draw, UWI continue to lead on 20 points in the 12-team table, while Harbour View remained in 11th position on six points. Yesterday’s results Jamalco 1 Humble Lion 2 Portmore United 1 Montego Bay United 0 Maverley-Hughenden 2 Arnett Gardens 2 Tivoli Gardens 3 FC Reno 0 UWI 1 Harbour View 1 Waterhouse 3 Boys’ Town 1last_img read more

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Kornberger claims middleweight title, Lielke defeats Newall at Vindicated

first_imgIn the co-main event of the evening it was a battle of the unbeaten as Dylan Lielke took on Dane Newall in an amateur featherweight title fight. Lielke entered the fight with a record of 4-0 while Newall was 6-0. The fight went the distance with Lielke winning by unanimous decision.“I was trying to mix it up so it wasn’t so obvious I was trying to shoot in and take him down. I knew I had to take him down, it’s where I had the advantage I thought. I guess I was right because I ended up winning that way but it was hard. He’s a tough guy; he was strong he was hard to get down he was hard to keep down. He’s a really skilled guy so I’m happy I won,” Lielke said.Aside from the obvious emotions that come with a win, Lielke also said he was relieved to have come out on top given how demanding it is to prepare for a fight.“There’s so much build up and so much anticipation for the short period of time. As soon as it’s over you can finally relax because before you’re watching your weight and planning your next training session. It’s constant. There’s no time to relax until the fight is over,” he explained.Advertisement Ladies Catchweight Bout 140: Jamie Herrington def. Robin Combs via Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) at 1:39 of Round 3Catchweight Bout 200: Travis Lussier def Riley Cassidy via TKO at 0:14 of Round 3Featherweight: Grey Patino def Joel Morin via TKO at 1:19 of Round 1Light Heavyweight: Ted Russell def. Dan Bradshaw via Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 1:22 of Round 1 For the home crowd and Brad Stewart the desired result didn’t pan out as new middleweight champion Brendan Kornberger controlled most of the fight up against the fence, and finished Stewart off on the ground in the third round by TKO as the official stepped in to stop the fight.“Our game plan was to come out and move around, test him out and see what he has to offer. It just so happened it went to the cage and he didn’t seem to want to take it off there too much. We went from there and worked, and worked, and worked. I knew I had five rounds, 25 minutes to work him and that was basically what we were going to do,” Kornberger said.Stewart admitted to being caught off guard by Kornberger’s strategy in the fight and not being able to counter his wrestling attacks.- Advertisement -“He was just able to wrestle and control me and I wasn’t able to defend it. He was really good at ducking under my punches and clinching me against the fence and relentlessly taking me down. We figured he was going to strike a little bit more. We didn’t figure he’d just go for the take down the whole time,” Stewart explained.If a rematch is something that presents itself down the road Stewart says he’s well aware his wrestling is something that will have to improve.“We’ll see how things go but if I do get the rematch I’ll really have to work on my wrestling. I’ll have to get my wrestling cardio up and be able to defend when someone does that. I haven’t had to deal with that too much so it was a real learning experience,” he stated.Advertisementcenter_img Below are the rest of the results from Fivestar Fight League’s Vindicated:Catchweight Bout 195: Cory Knipe def. Tyler O’Brien via Knockout at 0:16 of Round 1Catchweight Bout 200: Brent Auger def. James Williams via TKO (Doctor’s Stoppage due to cut) at 2:20 of Round 1Welterweight: Matt Kertesz def. Brad Laboucan via Knockout at 1:10 of Round 2Bantamweight: Jarrett Vornbrock def. Yorkhander Martinez via Submission (Armbar) at 2:55 of Round 1Advertisementlast_img read more

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