Tough task for Waterhouse

August 02, 2022
Marcel Gayle, head coach of Waterhouse
Marcel Gayle, head coach of Waterhouse

Waterhouse FC will face a tough task today when they tackle Canadian Premier League (CPL) defending champions, Pacific, in their second leg Concacaf League preliminary round match at the Starlight Stadium in Langford, Canada. Kick-off time is 9 p.m.

The teams were scoreless after the first leg at Sabina Park last week and Waterhouse coach Marcel Gayle said they are confident, even though they know it will be tough.

"We are aware of the situation and circumstances. We are mentally prepared. We know what is at stake and we have to go out from minute one and execute.

"We watched Pacific play over the weekend and saw some things we want to exploit.

"We know what we have to do. We know what we are up against and that is what we prepare for. So come tomorrow, we hope to go out and execute our game plan but it will come down to who want it more,"Gayle said yesterday.

Pacific coach James Merriman said they intend to make the most of home advantage.

"We need to embrace the occasion and embrace the energy of the crowd. This is our biggest match at home for our club.

"We have great fans and support here and our players know that and are looking forward to the match.

"Waterhouse have a good dynamic. They have speed and power and like to play in transition and they are very organised in their defensive shape.

"We have to keep our focus and concentration on ourselves and the plan we want to execute," he said.

The winners of the tie will move on to the round of 16.

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