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.
VALENCIA – Santa Clarita transportation issues will be addressed Friday at the North Los Angeles County Transportation Forum, an annual meeting of the Golden State Gateway Coalition. Coalition Chairman Tom DiPrima, state Sen. George Runner, R-Lancaster; county Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich and the district director for the California Department of Transportation, Doug Failing, will be among the speakers. The panel discussion will be moderated by a director of public policy for the Automobile Club of Southern California. Topics will include Santa Clarita’s Cross-Valley Connector, the cost-saving design-build method, distribution of Proposition 42 funds and the “golden transportation triangle” formed by Interstate 5 and state Highways 14 and 138. The event will be co-sponsored by the auto club, the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Valley Industrial Association and the Santa Clarita Valley Transportation Alliance. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The nonprofit Gateway Coalition focuses on improving highway safety and reducing congestion on Interstate 5 in northern Los Angeles County. The annual luncheon and forum will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hyatt Valencia. For reservations, call (771) 775-0455 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.