Bain nets twice as Howard U trash UWI 4-0

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Jamaica Gleaner

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The Bisons, of Howard University, showed UWI how yesterday at Mona Bowl drubbing the latter with a 4-0 defeat to start their four match soccer tour of Jamaica on a successful note.

Maintaining a rhythm from the initial whistle the Bisons, moving with remarkable dash and speed, laid on a spate of beauty passes to dismantle UWI en route to hammering their woodwork with goals.

Indeed the result was an unfair testimony of the run of play as the Bisons should have won by a wider margin by virtue of the collective teamwork they expressed and the frequency with which they gored the wafer-thin U.W.I. defence.

The victory for Howard has lifted their goal-tally to 90 for the season and eight against. When they arrived here they had 86 goals to their credit.

Seizing control of the middle by the sterling work of mid-field men Don Simmons and Stan Smith, complemented by sizzling runs by outside right Charles Pyne the tourists completely dominated play in the opening half — although there were spasmodic interruptions by UWI.

In the 15th minute Howard University assumed the lead when Pyne eluded a defender and relayed a pass to Alvin Henderson who rifled first-time past the hapless 'keeper Brendon Bain.

Seconds later Pyne starred again in a one-man move which left a defender bemused and sent a winging cross-pass for left-winger Onadeko Olusegun to volley straight to Bain.

Nuisance-like Pyne struck again, deftly sending a defender the wrong way before passing to Henderson who relayed to the fast moving Simmons who side-footed in the second.

UWI were under a barrage of pressure and it was only the alacrity of Bain's reflexes which prevented a third goal when Smith shunted to Henderson who chipped to Pyne for the latter to beat a hot shot which Bain clutched.

In one of their few breaks UWI got a chance to reduce the deficit when Peter Hamilton, who played well, gave Patrick Hector a chance at point-blank range, but Hector hesitated and was 'robbed' of the ball. Another chance came the way of the losers when mid-field man Mickey Lowe unleashed a precise pass to Danny James whose shot was woefully off the mark.

In the final frame the Bisons made two changes bringing on Ian Bain and the injured Keith Aqui for Olusegun and Smith.

UWI put up a much better showing in this half striving hard to break the dominance of Howard, their moves were spearheaded by Michael Cox, Hamilton and 'Kippy' Chin who all played well but just could not find the back of the Bisons' net.

On the other hand the Bisons continued their goal-charge with the injured Aqui and Bain co-starring in fine moves.

Aqui drew applause when he skilfully 'popped' left-back Bramwell Sheppard and sent him crashing on the ground before squaring a pass which Henderson 'climbed' too late to nod home.

Ian Bain suddenly erupted in a blaze of fury to send a scorching grounder past 'keeper
Bain and minutes later sealed the issue with a terrific banana shot.