Neighbouring communities Maverley-Hughenden and Waterhouse FC battled to a 1-1 draw in their first meeting in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) at the Waterhouse Stadium yesterday. Phillip Peddie handed Maverley-Hughenden the lead when he slotted into an unprotected goal in the 10th minute. However, Waterhouse fought back and got the equaliser from substitute Kemar Beckford in the 54th minute. The point lifted Maverley-Hughenden to nine from eight games while Waterhouse moved to seven points in the 12-team league. The visitors, with their massive support as they made the short trek over, celebrated early when Peddie benefited from a play created by striker Nicholas Scott. The latter beat Waterhouse goalkeeper George Brown and the ball fell kindly to Peddie. Beckford came off the bench and scored shortly after he entered the pitch. THIRD GOAL UWI FC 4 Boys’ Town 0 Waterhouse 1 Maverley-Hughenden 1 Jamalco 1 Tivoli Gardens 2 Portmore United 1 FC Reno 1 Yesterday’s results Peddie, who was scoring his third goal in the last three consecutive games, was happy that his team did not lose to their neighbours. “We are getting there as a team. We did not win today but it is on the road, so we picked up a good point,” Peddie, who missed his team’s first three games and the pre-season because he was away in the United States, told The Gleaner. Maverley-Hughenden’s head coach, Lijyasu Simms, expressed disappointment in his team’s sixth draw in eight games. “I am disappointed as we deserved three points today. We are creating chances but not putting them away,” Simms said after the game. Waterhouse’s coach, Michael Francis, was satisfied with the result. “We played a disciplined game and stayed behind the ball. It’s important that we did not lose,” said Francis. The game between Montego Bay United and Arnett Gardens, which was scheduled for Wes Pow Park in St James, was postponed due to a waterlogged field. “The new match date will be communicated,” a release from the Professional Football Association of Jamaica stated.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The proposal, by Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H., says Congress should neither cut nor eliminate funding for troops in the field. That measure takes no position on the war or the president’s decision to deploy additional forces. Democrats sought passage of a measure, supported by Sen. John Warner, R-Va., that is critical of the administration’s new Iraq policy.. Gregg’s alternative said Congress should not take “any action that will endanger United States military forces in the field, including the elimination or reduction of funds for troops in the field, as such an action with respect to funding would undermine their safety or harm their effectiveness in pursuing their assigned missions.” The measure advanced by Democrats and Warner said the same thing, but it also said the Senate “disagrees with the `plan’ to augment our forces by 21,500 and urges the president instead to consider all options and alternatives.” WASHINGTON – Republicans blocked a full-fledged Senate debate over Iraq on Monday, but Democrats vowed they would eventually find a way to force President George W. Bush to change course in a war that has claimed the lives of more than 3,000 U.S. troops. “We must heed the results of the November elections and the wishes of the American people,” said Majority Leader Harry Reid. Reid, D-Nev., spoke moments before a vote that sidetracked a nonbinding measure expressing disagreement with Bush’s plan to deploy an additional 21,500 troops to Iraq. The 49-47 vote was 11 short of the 60 needed to go ahead with debate, and left the fate of the measure uncertain. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky described the test vote as merely a “bump in the road” that could possibly be overcome within hours. GOP lawmakers “welcome the debate and are happy to have it,” he said, adding they were insisting on equal treatment for an alternative measure expected to draw strong support.