[SPORTS]:::Catherine Hall, Mt. Pelier In Exciting Draw

No. 60 Monday, March 1, 2010
Catherine Hall and Mt Pelier battled to an exciting 2-2 draw in their Western Confed Super League fixture on Thursday at the UDC playing in Montego Bay, Thursday.

   The game which was played because of Catherine Hall's in­ability to play their home games at the Herbert Morrison Field in Midweek saw both teams starting out strongly.
   It was the home team who created the early scoring chances in the first period of the game and enjoyed early possession through Carl Henry, Ian Mc Donald and Jermaine Woozencraft. However, midway the half, Mt Pelier came roaring back through the likes of Skipper Dwayne Ambursely, Ledron Smith and Denton Vidal, who should have given the visitors the lead in the 30th minute but after breaking free of two defenders he kick wide of the mark. The half ended goalless.
   In the second half, Catherine Hall stepped up the tempo and got the opening goal in the 52nd minute when Carl Henry scored from a direct attack.
   Fifteen minutes later, Mt Pelier was back on level terms after Ambursely fired a 25 yards grounder into the goal. Both teams battled
for the ascendancy and Ricardo Clarke edged Catherine Hall into the front again when he slotted in from close range after a good build up that was initiated by Woozencraft.
   Mt Pelier, however, refused to tie down and two minutes later the veteran Vidal wormed his way past two defenders to beat the Catherine Hall defender at the near post.
   Cheered on by their large contingent of supporters, Mt Pelier stepped up the tempo and launched a series of attacks on the Catherine Hall goal. They were rewarded in the 90th minute when referee Ricardo Sailsman pointed to the penalty spot after an infringement in the area. Ambursely took the resulting kick but the goalkeeper dived right to make a fantastic stop.
   "We started out poorly, but re­ally should have won the game. The team is slowly getting into its own and we intend to continue playing well" said Kirk Ellis of Mt. Pelier,
   His opposite number Garfield Anderson of Catherine Hall thought his team looked lethargic.
   "We didn't display a high energy level today. Mt. Pelier wanted it more, but we will continue to fight hard to achieve better performances," he said.
   The competition continues on Sunday with. a full slate of games.

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