GOOD DEFENDING: W Connection defender Mekeil Williams, left, intercept the ball before Houston Dynamo striker Cam Weaver. The teams played to a 0-0 draw on Tuesday night in a 2013-2014 CONCACAF Champions League match at Hasely Crawford Stadium.
—Photo: Curtis Chase
W Connection draw with Houston Dynamo
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YOUNG Neil Benjamin twice went close, including striking the woodwork in the second half, but DirecTV W Connection Football Club did not get the breakthrough needed from Tuesday’s 2013-2014 CONCACAF Champions League home clash with the American club Houston Dynamo at Hasely Crawford Stadium.
The match ended in a 0-0 stalemate, with W Connection going closest to scoring. A match that failed to fire saw W Connection looking their best in the final quarter-hour when Benjamin had the two best chances to win the match, but failed to convert.
First, Benjamin looked certain to score from a two-on-one breakaway in the 73rd minute, but slid Jerrel Britto’s less-than-perfect square ball into the side-netting. Ten minutes later, Benjamin also bore down on Houston Dynamo custodian Tally Hall from an inside left position, but chipped the ball off the top of the crossbar.
“These are chances we have to take at this level,” stated W Connection head-coach Stuart Charles-Fevrier. “The two chances were too clear-cut. This is our second competitive game for the year and probably our rhythm and match fitness had some part to play, but I think we should have won the game. “
Houston enjoyed some good second half possession, but were relegated to shots from inside the penalty area by Jason Johnson and Cam Weaver, which cleared the bar. However, W connection had the clearer looks at goal.
“I thought it was a fair performance,” Fevrier added. “I thought we could have won the game. Considering where we are at this point in our season, I will still like to give the team credit for at least drawing the game. But, on the night, I though we should have done much better by winning the game.”
Having lost 3-1 to Aribe Unido and drawn 0-0 with Houston, W Connection lie bottom of the three-team table with a single point.
They complete their preliminary round schedule by hosting the Panama team on September 19, before taking on Houston on the road on September 25.
“To stand any chance of winning the group we must get maximum points from our next two game., Fevrier declared. “We will be working towards that end, but obviously we have put out selves in that situation.”