Skip­per Pedd­lar scores on birth­day

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS - Marc Stamp Gleaner Writer

MAVERLEYHUGHENDEN’S CAP­TAIN An­drew Pedd­lar cel­e­brated his birth­day with a goal that res­cued his team against Tivoli Gar­dens in their Red Stripe Pre­mier League (RSPL) match at the Ed­ward Seaga Sports Com­plex yes­ter­day. The game ended in a 1-1 draw. Tevin Shaw sent Tivoli Gar­dens ahead when he con­verted past Maver­ley-Hugh­en­den goal­keeper Ni­cholas Camp­bell in the 15th minute. Pedd­lar, who played in the full back po­si­tion, lev­elled for his team when he beat Tivoli’s vet­eran cus­to­dian, Ed­sel Scott, with a beau­ti­ful strike from about 35 yards in the 20th minute.

It was a heated game, which Maver­ley-Hugh­en­den’s cap­tain An­drew Pedd­lar cel­e­brates his goal against Tivoli Gar­dens in their Red Stripe Pre­mier League en­counter at the Ed­ward Seaga Sports Com­plex yes­ter­day. The game ended 1-1.

saw a red card and five yel­low cards is­sued, with MaverleyHughenden’s Ni­cholas Scott

re­ceiv­ing a red card in the 78th minute that re­duced his team to ten play­ers.

Pedd­lar, who net­ted his first goal in the new sea­son, was over­joyed to have scored on his spe­cial day.

“I told my­self that I wanted to score today, and it hap­pened, so I am very happy for that,” Pedd­lar told The Gleaner.

SHOT PAID OFF

“When I saw that Rob­bie (Scott) was out of po­si­tion, I took a shot, and it paid off. We came for three points but got one on the road, and that is good,” he added.

“Our next game is against Water­house in a derby and we will go there for a win,” the cap­tain added.

Maver­ley-Hugh­en­den’s head coach Li­jyasu Simms said it was a fair re­sult.

“We came for three points and earned one on the road, and that is al­ways good. We are mov­ing from strength to strength and will get bet­ter as Tivoli Gar­dens 1 - 1 MaverleyHughenden Hum­ble Lion 2 - 1 Mon­tego Bay Boys’ Town 1 - 0 Ja­malco Reno 0 - 1 UWI Ar­nett Gar­dens 2 - 0 Port­more Har­bour View 0 - 2 Water­house

the sea­son pro­gresses,” Simms said.

Omar Ed­wards, Tivoli’s head coach, said his team fought hard through­out the game.

“It is a pos­i­tive re­sult de­spite the 1-1 draw. We wanted to win, but that is foot­ball. We did pretty well for the most part of the game. It is a work in progress,” Ed­wards pointed out.

Tivoli Gar­dens inched to seven points from five games while Maver­ley-Hugh­en­den moved to six points.

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