Looking back at the game, he said that although Portmore created some good chances, it was down to his team turning over the ball a lot. “A lot of their chances were as a result of turnovers. We have to correct the mistakes and come back,” he said. UWI should welcome back the experienced duo of defender Kemar Flemmings and midfielder Dawyne Smith, who missed the game due to different reasons. “We will have back Flemmings, who missed the game because of a one-match suspension, and Rick (Smith), who had work commitment. They will make the team stronger,” Peart explained. Patrick Brown, who entered the field as a substitute in the second half, scored the all-important goal. “It is a semi-final, so to come off the bench and score the winning goal is a great feeling,” Brown said. “We have to go back and focus on the second game. We will continue the good work and move on to the final,” he added. Meanwhile, losing coach Linval Dixon rued the missed chances. ‘We missed a lot of chances that we should have scored and it came back to haunt us,” Dixon reasoned. “We have to get ourselves ready for the second leg,” he added. In the other first-leg semi-final, Arnett Gardens face off against Humble Lion at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex in Trench Town tonight, starting at 8. The University of the West Indies (UWI) FC made a bold step towards a place in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) final when they staged a come-from-behind 2-1 win against Portmore United yesterday at the Wembley Centre of Excellence in Clarendon. Portmore took the early lead when Ricardo Morris netted in the third minute. However, Girvon Brown equalised when he scored a header in the 22nd minute. Substitute Patrick Brown scored the winner in the 68th minute. The Portmore team had some clear chances to score, but were let down by faulty shooting from Morris, Cleon Pryce and second-half substitute Maalique Foster. UWI’s assistant coach, Andrew Peart said that it was a good feeling for his team after ending a four-game win-less streak during the late part of the preliminary stage. “Yes, we are satisfied with the team’s performance and victory, based on previous games in which we failed to win,” Peart told The Gleaner. He admitted that it was a slim lead, so the two-way tie was far from over. “We are fully aware that a one-goal lead is not much to play around with. We will go back home and prepare for the return game that is set for our home turf,” the coach said. GOOD CHANCES
Adding to the 4 years sentence for the possession of fire arms and ammunition, Jamal Haynes was also charged with an additional 2 years imprisonment for his involvement in the foil robbery at Republic Bank Limited.Also charged earlier today were, Keron Saunders; Gladston George, the Police Constable who allegedly supplied the gun and transported the hostage; Anfami Blackman; and Republic Bank employee, Shawn Raymond, all plead not guilty to the same charge and were remanded to prison to awaiting trial.The trail is set to continue on August 11, 2017.
The Garda unit tasked with fighting the scourge of drugs across Co Donegal is to be downgraded.Leading anti-drugs campaigner and Peace Commissioner PJ Blake says he has information to suggest the number of Gardai operating the unit is to be slashed.The former Letterkenny Town Councillor has slammed the move saying it will only encourage the spread of drugs. In recent months there has been significant finds of cannabis, cocaine and heroin across Donegal.Mr Blake said he has been told directly that Gardai are to be taken from the drugs unit and put back into uniform because of a lack of everyday Garda manpower.“That is what we are dealing with and we simply cannot allow it to happen.“Officers in the drugs squad in Co Donegal have had success after success against the spread of drugs in our county through months of surveillance work. “And now with the stroke of a pen all that hard work is to be undone because of budget cuts.“There has already been 16 confirmed deaths related to rugs in our county – that is 16 deaths too many.“All we are doing by cutting down on the numbers of Gardai in the drug units here is signing another young person’s death warrant.“I would appeal to the powers-that-be to reconsider this move,” he said. SHOCK AS GARDA DRUG UNIT TO BE DOWNGRADED ACROSS DONEGAL was last modified: December 29th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GARDA DRUGS UNITPJ BLAKE