ACE FORWARD Kevin Lamey scored all the goals as Waterhouse Football Club whipped Arlington United 4-0 in the National Premier League encounter at the Spanish Town's Prison Oval yesterday.
The honours were even in the first 20 minutes but things changed in the 24th when Lamey ran clear of his marker to send a powerful right-footer past the Arlington goalkeeper.
Moments before half-time Arlington were reduced to 10 men when referee Patrick Findlay ejected Zico Harrera for a rough tackle on Waterhouse's Irvino English. The move prompted some spectators to begin throwing missiles on the field, but this was quickly brought under control by the police and officials from both teams. It was 1-0 at half time.
Arlington came under constant attack from the Waterhouse trio of Irvino English, Baris Johnson and Shane Edwards early in the second half. On 60 minutes Lamey got his second when he lobbed the advancing goalkeeper after collecting a pass from captain English. Five minutes later, he completed his hat-trick courtesy of a pass from Johnson.
In the 75th minute there was near tragedy when Arlington's goalkeeper Shane Mattis was floored by a vicious left-footer from Lamey. He was rushed to the Spanish Town hospital for x-rays after laying motionless for sometime. He was replaced in goal by defender Damion Allen as Arlington had already used up their three substitutes.
Lamey's fourth and final goal came in the 80th minute when he converted a pass from Vincent Earle. After the match, president of Waterhouse Football Club, Peter Hibbert, dedicated the victory to the late coach Peter Cargill.
"I am convinced that Peter was here today and it is his spirit I believed that inspired Kevin Lamey and for this I am thankful," he said. This win pushed Waterhouse to 55 points in the league.
- Rasbert Turner