After registering their first draw (1-1) in the season earlier in the week against lowly Rivoli United at Spanish Town Prison Oval. Oniel “Bigga” Smith’s 54th minute header saves the blushes as Derrick Planter’s first half freekick treatened to sidetrack runaway leaders Harbour View FC.


Harbour View edge Waterhouse by 1-0.

The lone goal scored by Michily Waul marked his best game for this season as he finished of a good two man combination of a series of one-two passes between Kemar Petrekin and himself to place beyond the reach of the goalkeeper in minute 38th.


On a jam packed New Years Day the large crowd streamed into the Drewsland Stadium for the 5:30pm start to witness the top of the table clash for vital points and Round Two leadership honours.

Both teams undefeated in the Round and jointly holding the leading positions in Round Two with 22 points each, were eyeing the League leadership race separated by an eleven (11) point difference in addition to confirming places in the End of Round Final scheduled for Sunday, January 22 at the National Stadium.

The combative game was full of high intensity play, laced with flair and style as Club supporters were riveted to their seats as Harbour View dominated the proceedings and Waterhouse hit back on the counter-attack to generate tension filled moments as Jomo Gordon came closest in response to the raids launched by strike partners Luton Shelton and Richard West. Loxely Thomas timed his arrival perfectly in minute 34 to finish a well orchestrated build up from Ricardo Smith’s cross that was headed back into his path by West at the back post. His thunderous right footer crashed into the roof of the net before he, arms outstretched, flew away to the corner of the ground to silence the home crowd until halftime at 1-0.

Enter master of escapism Kevin Lamey at the break, he makes an almost immediate impact in minute 54 when Ryan Thompson fails to hold a high cross but punches it instead effectively keeping the ball alive to see it won again and played across the area by Damion “Dutty man” Powell for a now free Lamey to tap home at the unprotected far post.

Yet another high cross this time from Richard West found the head of Shelton to power home from 13 yards past advancing goalkeeper Richard McCallum to re-establish the lead at 2-1 in minute 79. The game is wide open in the second half as both teams go “Hell for Leather” as chances are missed by West as he dives into the six yard box, Shelton is blocked and Blackburn shoots wide followed by Thomas close in. Lamey drives a speculative shot well wide, Powell hits from distance and Gordon is getting closer.

Surprisingly both coaches keep the game open and the crafty Lamey steals his opportunity to grab the equaliser in time added on, when closely marked and his back to goal he creates an overhead kick to catch the custodian Thompson wrong footed as he attempt to rush of his line to intercept the play. Too late, too late as Lamey his teammates and the entire Waterhouse community celebrates the late strike to gain a 2-2 draw and joint leadership of Round Two as well as confirming both teams for the second End of Round Final on 23 points.

Round Two leaves Harbour View on 50 points, eleven points ahead of the second place Club Waterhouse on 39 points.

Other Game Results:

  • Tivoli Gardens 2 Village United 3
  • Reno 1 Portmore United 1
  • Wadadah 0 Seba 1
  • Boys Town 1 Rivoli United 0
  • Constant Spring 1 Arnett Gardens 1

Next game will be a historic game at 6:30pm on Sunday, January 8, 2006 at the Harbour View Football Stadium against the “Red Brigade” Boys Town with Carl Brown back on the bench against Donovan “DV” Hayles on his 51st Birthday.


No goals in a tight game that Harbour View squandered no fewer than five chances before defender Anthony Christie was ejected from the game with eight minutes to go.


Loxely Thomas timed his arrival perfectly in minute 48 to secure all three vital points away from home in the second city of Montego Bay. When Nicholas Dodd played a give-and-go down the right flank before his aerial cross found the right boot of attacking midfielder Thomas to place beside the goalkeeper and score the games only goal.

Seba winning their last two games handsomely and not losing in the last five games entered the game on a high at home stating categorically “ No one beats us at Jarrett Park” gave leaders Harbour View the motivation to prove them wrong. The disc-jockey stimulated the crowd to cheer on the “Reba” crew as even the patrons on the hillside chanted and the massive inside the “Park” voiced their support loudly in appreciation.

“The Stars of the East” stood their ground resolutely for the first fifteen minutes or more as the re-energised Seba team roared forward but could not penetrate the defensive line. Soon the possession shifted to the Kingston visitors as the slick ball movement found its rhythm and surged into attack but they too didn’t score despite their best efforts.

Then four minutes in the second half, Thomas struck to make a difference and eventually win the game.

Opportunities went a begging on both sides as Seba won possession from goalkeeper Thompson’s error and rounded him to shoot at the empty goal but failed to score, as they again came close when on minute 88 the forward headed down and over goalkeeper Thompson in addition to the crossbar. Thompson responded with two other brilliant saves to deny Seba scoring.

While at the other end Luton Shelton beat everyone to kick wide and Thomas shots from distance were well handled by the Seba custodian. Victory number six from six games in Round Two leaves Harbour View on 45 points, thirteen points ahead of the second place Club.

Other Game Results:

  • Village United 4 Rivoli United 0
  • Reno 1 Wadadah 0
  • Arnett Gardens 3 Boys Town 2
  • Constant Spring 2 Waterhouse 2
  • Portmore United 2 Tivoli Gardens 2

Next game will be a LIVE Televised game at 5pm on Wednesday, December 21 at the Harbour View Football Stadium against the red-hot Village United with the Leagues leading goalscorer Fabian Dawkins with thirteen (13) goals

Under 21:

Harbour View’s ability to score last minute goals to steal a late result was again in evidence, as substitute Andre Whyte (87th) and Ondino Griffith’s penalty in the 89th were enough to draw by 2-2 after Arnett had scored twice earlier through Kenric Rodriques (30th) and Kowri Pickergill (82nd).

Premier League:

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAAfter the heated End Of First Round Finals between the two former Champions both returned in a more focussed frame of mind as the game started at a very high pace.

The hotly contested game was full of energy, fine touches, searching passes and shots on goal from around the penalty area.

At the halftime no goals yet but a lot of good football was enjoyed by the large crowd as “Tedo’s Chicken Soup” was lapped up and “Little Skills three Bars” and the new “Norwyn’s Far East Bar” was deeply involved in service throughout the interval as the Harbour View Cheerleaders danced joyfully announcing their weekend “Car Wash” to come on Saturday, following “Presi Masters Friday Fish Fry” on Friday afternoon at the Compound.

League Sponsors Wray & Nephew again voted Donovan DV Hayles as “Coach of the Month” for November 2005 completing the extra-ordinary feat of becoming the first ever three (3) consecutive winner for September, October and now November 2005. Congratulations Donovan. Marcelino Blackburn was also voted “Player of the Month” of November 2005. The Coaches Tactical awareness would shine through after team talks in the respective Locker Rooms.

What was to come was a revelation that all present in the stadium will never forget for their lifetime. Pace, acceleration and sharp shooting at goals by the motivated Harbour View League leaders would display an exhibition of talent under pressure that the pro Harbour View patrons longed for.

It started when Kevin King deflected a Nicholas Dodd right-sided cross towards the far post only to see the diving Julian McKliesh parry beyond his post for a corner. The resulting corner was also well defended. Then in minute 63 a second corner was achieved by the “Stars of the East” once again on the left, quickly Luton Shelton dashed across to assist Loxely Thomas with a short corner as the Arnett Gardens defenders reacted slowly and sent only one defender who was confused by the sharp inter passing that made Thomas dart goalwards, as he tackled to trip up Thomas inside the Penalty box for Referee Hughill Thompson to indicate a penalty kick. Shelton drove powerfully to secure the games first goal and his sixth of this leagues campaign.

Seemingly a bit relaxed at the heart of the Harbour View defence Arnett fought back manfully to earn three half chances within ten minutes but none were good enough to trouble goalkeeper Ryan Thompson. Coaches Hayles and Barrington “Cobra” Gaynor blurted out corrective instructions to the players as the awaken from their slumber to resume the attacking play based on heavy running off the ball. It paid off quickly.

Arguably one of the best goals of the season rivalling Gregory Simpson’s killer blow, the senior statesman Donald “Foulie” Stewart dribbled forward across the centre circle unmolested, then surprise, surprise.

He launched the most ferocious left footed drive in minute 77, from 35 yards out to defeat a flying Julian “Rammie” McKliesh as it hit the back right upright and in so doing hit the life out of a struggling Arnett contingent as the crowd erupted in wild frenzy Donald fell to the ground in utter disbelief of what seemed a supershot that he tried in training but has never achieved in a competitive game. It was a goal of a lifetime and the entire team piled up on top of him to show appreciation as the crowd stood up to applaud the mini-miracle. From then on he could do no wrong as the crowd cheered his every touch.

Harbour View’s spirit soared as Arnett’s dropped apart and slick passing, teasing runs and delicate dribbles were on show as “The Stars of the East” paraded the skills elaborately from a position of dominance.

The killer blow would come late in minute 90 and time added on when Shelton out worked a defender to cross from the left finding substitute Richard West about the penalty spot to out manoeuvre his marking before slipping pass the advancing custodian McKliesh to score the third and final goal.

Donald Stewart was voted the games ”Most Valuable Player” as the Harbour View diehards left smiling broadly and looking forward to the Christmas Season while Arnett Gardens continue to reconstruct their winning formula that made them former double Champions of the Premier League.

Harbour View leads the league with 42 points clearly 11 points ahead of the second placed Waterhouse.

On Sunday, December 18, 2005 Harbour View travels to Seba United of Montego Bay the Under 21 at 3:30pm and the Premier League 6:00pm in the sixth game of Round Two.

Starting Lineup:

  • GK : Ryan Thompson,
  • Defence: Nicholas Dodd, William Richards, Ricardo Smith, Jermaine Taylor,
  • Midfield: Loxely Thomas,Donald Stewart , Marcelino Blackburn, Richard Edwards,
  • Forwards:Kevin King, Luton Shelton.


  • Richard West, Lovel Palmer, Gregory Simpson.
  • Not used:Leighton Murray , Kemar Petrekin ,Oniel Smith,Orville Campbell.

Captain Lovel Palmer came off the bench to score a 80th minute penalty and secured a hard fought away victory against Champions Portmore United after another substitute Kemar Petrekin had dribbled by three defenders into the box, his cross was handled by captain Anthony Modeste.

The victory carries HARBOUR VIEW to 36 points from twelve victories and 13 points clear of nearest rivals Portmore left at 23 points.

Portmore United wins Under 21 contest by 2-0.

On Sunday, November 27, 2005 Harbour View hosts to Reno the Under 21 at 4pm and the Premier League 6:30pm in the fourth game of Round Two.

Starting Lineup:

  • GK : Ryan Thompson,
  • Defence: Ronnie Amaguana, William Richards, Ricardo White, Jermaine Taylor,
  • Midfield: Loxely Thomas, Oniel Smith, Marcelino Blackburn, Richard Edwards,
  • Forwards:Kevin King, Luton Shelton.


  • Lovel Palmer, Kemar Petrekin ,Nicholas Dodd.
  • Not used:Leighton Murray , Gregory Simpson ,Orville Campbell.

Under 21:

Harbour View’s Anthony Christie scored an 85th minute goal to steal a late victory by 1-0.

Premier League:

The eigth minute strike by Marcelino Blackburn after Kevin King wrestled the loose ball away from the tardy Constant Spring players at the centre of the defense gave visitors Harbour View the lead.

The lead doubled in minute nineteen when Loxely Thomas crossed from the left to evade three defenders and Oniel “Bigga” Smith slotted home unmolested at the far post.

The uneventful game on an improved but bumpy surface was all but concluded when King again broke away down the right before shunting to Smith whose shot was deflected into the path of ther fortunate Blackburn to score his second after 78 minutes, ending the game handsomely at 3-0.

Our Harbour View FC Female team lost 1-2 tonight  to Portmore Strikers in the first leg of the two way semifinal at Waterhouse, the return leg is on saturday.

In the other semi Barbican defeated Waterhouse 2-0.

Our National Female Coach Vin Blaine and six (6) of  our Under 20 girls just returned as the Caribbean Champions in Trinidad and Tobago recently.

They defeated Trinidad 2-0, Suriname 1-0 and Haiti 1-0.

They advance to the CONNCACAF Final Rounds in Mexico in February 2006 where the top three (3) Teams will advance to the Female World Cup in Russia.

Under 21:

Hv-wadada0502Harbour View trounces an under prepared Wadadah unit as they hammer home seven second half strikes to win handsomely by 8-1, lead by a hatrick from Nicholas “Pampie” Forbes.






Premier League:

The fifteenth minute marked the return of leading striker Luton Shelton goalscoring prowess after injury had sidelined him for the last five games to win by 1-0.

Donald Stewart robbed a midfielder on the half line before shunting to the running Kevin King down the left flank.

He crossed one-time into the path of Shelton who smashed it on the volley, hitting the hands of the advancing goalkeeper Gavin Barrett to continue on its way into the back of the net.

It proved to be the isolated penetration in the game as both goalkeepers brought-off fantastic blocks, saves and over the crossbar tips to weather the goalmouth storms frequently throughout the game.

Ryan Thompson smartly responded on no less than three occasions to save the day, even close to the end of full time. His most exacting being the twenty fifth minute 24 yard bomb from Daniel Ricketts which expertly finger-rolled over the crossbar for a corner kick.

Digicel Player of the Game:

Hv-wadada0503Thompson must have come very close to being named “Harbour View Player of the Game” but that honour went to Kevin King while Captain Daniel Ricketts was selected from Wadadah. Both Players won expensive top of the line Cellular Phones from Digicel, the game Sponsor who gave away two other Cell phones to a lucky Media Videographer and the Special Prize a Motorola” Razor” high end phone to a beaming Patron. Many games were played to win Thousands of Dollars in phone Card Credit and a “Goalscoring from the Halfline Contest”.

Riding Carnival style on the back of a 40 foot Trailer bed, fully decked in Gold and Blue Colours, Jam One Discotheque blasting Reggae hits, Buxton flying his flag, players Deejaying lead by Donald “Foulie” Stewart and Betty “B” the Digicel Sponsored Event and the Harbour View Football Club was well received.

Harbour View Players inclusive of the complete Premier League Squad, Females, Cheerleaders, Under 21, First Kickers, Coaches, Managers and President Sydney Masters all toured the Community Saturday morning going Road-toRoad to meet and greet the residents who came out gleefully in their numbers to warmly embrace the Club on both sides of the riverbed, Caribbean Terrace and in both Hillside.

Harbour View remain sole leaders of the Premier League on 30 points.

Harbour View stops August Town by 1-0 to advance to the quarterfinal Round of the KSAFA Jackie Bell Knockout!

Hv_ATownHarbour View stops August Town by 1-0 in time added on as Oniel “Bigga” Smith scores a well thought out Freekick in minute 96 to advance to the quarterfinal Round of the Jackie Bell Knockout at the UWI Mona Bowl on Wednesday, November 16th. Before striker Marcelino Blackburn had missed four goalscoring opportunities to delay the ultimate agony, as Harbour View rested many starters and exposed some Under 21 players.

On Sunday, November 20, 2005 Harbour View travels to Constant Spring the Under 21 at 1pm and the Premier League 3:30pm in the second game of Round Two.

Starting Lineup:

  • GK : Ryan Thompson,
  • Defence: Ronnie Amaguana, William Richards, Ricardo White, Jermaine Taylor,
  • Midfield: Loxely Thomas, Donald Stewart, Marcelino Blackburn, Richard Edwards,
  • Forwards:Kevin King, Luton Shelton.


  • Nicholas Dodd, Oniel Smith, Gregory Simpson.
  • Not used:Leighton Murray, Kemar Petrekin, Orville Campbell.

Premier League:

The 5pm start time for the End of Round One Final proved very attractive to the avid football fans across the corporate area who journeyed near and far to see every minute of the encounter from his or her favourite vantage point in the Harbour View Stadium.

The teams obliged early on as Kevin ”Pele” Wilson showed the best signs of attacking when he drifted to the wide left position to create good dribbles into the box and telling crosses to his team mates dashing into the area as soon as he gets the ball. Once such venture was floated onto the crossbar over the head of custodian Ryan Thompson before being cleared upfield. Then midway the half, Jonathan Williams produced a defensive splitting pass inside the right wingback Ronnie Amaguana to Kwame Richardson who hardly got unto the end of it to tap it wide of the opposite post.

Midfield battles dominated goalmouth finishes as Harbour View wrestled away the advantage from the ”Jungilists” with good teamwork and hard off-the-ball running resulting in 20 year old Rafiek Thomas winning the ball on the line just inside the left corner flag before whipping a cross that found the waiting Marcelino Blackburn about the penalty spot to direct home one-time into the far corner of Julian McKliesh’s goal. Minute 28, Harbour View 1 Arnett Gardens 0.

He returned just the minute before the half ended to let loose a canon from 24 yards to rattle McKliesh right-hand leaving him seated firmly on the ground entangled with the right post as the waiting head of Thomas was there to nod home easily for what the entire stadium thought was the second goal. It was ruled offside not to the pleasure of the largest crowd witnessed this season who roared in unison “NO” Mr Referee. As the players disappeared into the tunnel for halftime, the stadium buzzed with excitement as patrons got a chance to vent there frustration, praise their heroes and refresh themselves.

The second stanza kicked off was very open from the restart as Arnett again assumed the aggression with good ball skills while utilising the diagonals from coordinated attacks. Quickly, the fleet-footed Williams chased a ball into the penalty area, hotly pursued by William Richards as Thompson advanced from his line to intercept but failed to get the ball and grabbed the players’ ankle tripping him up in minute 49 to reward a penalty.

Kevin Wilson converted magically to level the scores, 1-1.

As the pressure builds the Arnett Gardens contingent surged forward until another speculative drive from distance weaved through the pack to stop at the feet of Gregg Taylor, who looked dangerously offside, alone some seven yards from goal. His second touch directed it wide of goal. It was to prove, the match winner.

Arnett still could not establish dominance and again Harbour View emerged through Oniel Smith and Nicholas Dodd who replaced the injured Lovel Palmer at halftime, sprinted forward to cross three times but not precisely until he drove his first attempt goal bound for McKliesh spread-eagled himself to save by palming the ball out of his goal as Patrick Graham cleared before reconstructing a counter-attack from midway his half.

Fever-pitch excitement was highlighted with the second Marcelino Blackburn attempt to score from a left-sided free kick floated into the area by Oniel Smith, his shot was blocked on the goal line by the outstretched hand of diving player Gerald Niel that miraculously referee Stennett never saw.

The large crowd enjoyed the combat of a high intensity contest highlighted by good saves by each goalkeeper then Harbour View were rewarded by another corner. A skirmish broke out inside the penalty area as both teams lost two players to red card ejections.

Kevin “Pele” Wilson openly slapped Rafiek Thomas twice with Referee Howard Stennett standing three yards away, Thomas then requested the ref to act, he was ejected. Cornel Chinsue then blocked Thomas as he walked away and they exchanged words. Thomas responded with a punch, he too was ejected. Chinsue was restrained then burst out and threw two lounging punches at Leon Strickland standing close by before he was also ejected by Referee Stennett. Strangely enough Stennett ejected a restrained Strickland to seemingly even-up the teams. A good game spoilt in time added on.

The game ended 2-1 as the Wray and Nephew Trophy was hoisted by new Champions Arnett Gardens.

Harbour View remain sole leaders of the Premier League on 27 points.

On Sunday, November 13, 2005 Harbour View hosts the Wadadah FC Under 21 at 4pm and the Premier League 6:30pm in the opening game of Round Two.

Starting Lineup:

  • GK : Ryan Thompson,
  • Defence: Ronnie Amaguana, William Richards, Ricardo White, Jermaine Taylor,
  • Midfield: Loxely Thomas, Lovel Palmer, Marcelino Blackburn, Oniel Smith ,
  • Forwards: Kemar Petrekin, Rafiek Thomas.


  • Nicholas Dodd, Leon Strickland, Gregory Simpson.
  • Not used:Leighton Murray, Anthony Christie, Orville Campbell.

Premier League:

The 3pm start time for the final game in the first Round was a hindrance for the working class fans but only temporarily halted the Harbour View team from hitting high gear early on.

Jomo Gordon a former Harbour View striker latched onto a crafty chipped pass from strike partner Kevin Lamey and volleyed beautifully into the far post from 21 yards off his left instep in minute 22 to lead 1-0.

It was to be the first and last time Waterhouse would lead as Loxely Thomas calmly stroked home a floating cross from Amaguana that he hit flush with the right foot to equalise after 40 minutes.

Before all this goal-scoring begun both teams traded attacks that Harbour View’s Petrekin and Thomases soft attempts were hurriedly cleared from the goal lines and Palmer’s header went wide but his shot well-handled by goalkeeper Richard McCallum. Lamey responded twice for Waterhouse once tamely to Thompson in goal then released by Gordon drove high and wide.

Captain Palmer’s groin injury was rested at the break as Marcelino Blackburn appeared to rev-up the proceedings and did so immediately in minute 49 when he capped a good move inside the area from Oniel Smith onto the head of Petrekin who laid it in his path to slam home, then ran away dancing to the crowd as is now customary. 2-1 and Harbour View now assuming the lead and game dominance with superior ball possession, tactics and physical fitness.

Oniel “Bigga” Smith quietly took over the midfield with simply accurate passes mixed with the aggressive tackles of Harbour View’s Man-of-the-Match Richard Edwards, skills of Thomas and the high pace and work rate of Blackburn. Smith topped of a good performance by out-thinking McCallum in goal on eighty minutes when King turned his maker skilfully on top of the box then sliding the ball wide to Smith to convert. He however failed to double his goal-scoring feat when four minutes later when Thomas deftly outsmarted the defence to set him up to score but his effort went wide from 15 yards.

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The game ended 3-1 as the satisfied ever-growing supporters filed out of the ground.


Harbour View 0 Waterhouse 2

Two goals scored against the run of play meant the visiting Waterhouse 21 team walked away with three valuable points and moved up the table as Harbour View remained stagnant on seven points.

Harbour View remain sole leaders of the Premier League on 27 points.

On Sunday, November 6, 2005 Harbour View hosts the Arnett Gardens FC at 5pm in a LIVE Televised End of Round One Finals game.

Starting Lineup:

  • GK : Ryan Thompson,
  • Defence: Ronnie Amaguana, William Richards, Ricardo White, Jermaine Taylor,
  • Midfield: Loxely Thomas, Lovel Palmer, Richard Edwards, Oniel Smith ,
  • Forwards: Kemar Petrekin, Kevin King.


  • Marcelino Blackburn, Rafiek Thomas, Leon Strickland.
  • Not used:, Leighton Murray, Nicholas Dodd, Orville Campbell.

Other League Results: (Home teams named first)

  • Arnett Gardens 2 Constant Spring 1
  • Portmore United 1 Reno 0
  • Village United 2 Tivoli Gardens 1
  • Seba vs. Wadadah and the Rivoli vs. Boys Town games are rescheduled until next Wednesday, November 9, 2005.

Dolphins’ freshman scored game-winning goal against Belmont to earn honour

AkeemPriestlyJACKSONVILLE, Fl.- – Freshman Akeem Priestley was named Atlantic Sun Conference “Offensive Player of the Week” as announced by the conference Monday.

On Thursday, Priestly scored the game-winning goal in overtime to propel the Dolphins past Belmont, 2-1. The win helped the Dolphins secure a berth into the A-Sun conference tournament.

He followed that with his 10th goal of the season in the Dolphins’ 3-2 loss to Lipscomb on Saturday.

Priestley ranks second on the team and ranks fifth in the conference with 10 goals. Priestley has scored a goal in five of the last six games and has three multi-goal games this year.

“I’m proud of the effort Akeem has been giving this last couple of weeks,” said head coach Mike Johnson. “He has showed us the type of player he can be by coming through for us in a few crucial situations. This award is well-deserved.”

The Dolphins returns to action tomorrow in Spartanburg, S.C. against Wofford at 6 p.m.

Damani Ralph scores his second goal for Russian Club

“Damani Ralph scores his second goal for Russian Club, Rubin Kazan on his 25th Birthday, November 6th, 2005.This enabled the third placed Club to defeat Moscow by 5-1.”.

Ricardo Gardner’s Bolton Wanderers move up to third

Ricardo Gardner’s Bolton Wanderers move up to third place in the English Premiership on Sunday last with a well deserved 1-0 victory over TOTTENHAM HOT SPURS, while they advanced for the first time to the second round knockout in the EUFA Cup with a 1-0 away victory”

Premier League: 

An outstanding game of football was climaxed by a young aspiring player Kemar Petrekin’s strike after a 56th minute robbery from a fumbling defender to raced forward seven (7) yards just inside the penalty area to the left. He squared up his more experienced opposition goalkeeper, Robbie Scott before curling it accurately around him and into the far corner for the early lead that extended to the fulltime whistle on ninety minutes.


He ran forty (40) yards to the bench as all his team-mates and coaches embraced him he glowed, warmed by the occasion of scoring his first Premier League goal. The twenty one year old player who has waited eagerly for the last two years to emerge at this level after dominating the Under 21 League like no other. He was voted Most Valuable Player twice in consecutive seasons in addition to being the leading goalscorer, both times.


Highly combative, entertaining and gripping were but a few of the words football fans echoed as they departed the stadium with a broad smile on their faces slapping the palms of their hands with the ticket stubbs that they missed out on winning the four spanking new Goodyear Eagle NCT5 Tyres on offer as Gate Prizes. Defenders Jermaine Taylor of Harbour View and Dwight Heron of Tivoli Gardens beamed after accepting their game prizes as team Most Valuable Players by the respective Technical Teams.

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The more experienced, star studded squad of Tivoli Gardens contrasted with the youthful potential of hosts Harbour View who were determined not to be over-shadowed or frightened by the occasion being covered Live on Radio92FM. The momentum hit high gear early as Ronnie Amaguana on the right flank motored forward regularly to cross after dismissing more than a few illustrious names, while Ricardo White balanced his left-sided attack with accurate squares on of which fast moving captain Lovel Palmer just missed as he tried to execute a difficult volley attempt goalwards. An avalanche of thrusts forward by both teams were ably handled by both defensive units until Amaguana’s shot from distance wasn’t handle cleanly then Loxely Thomas hurried an angled shot skyward to ease the pressure on Tivoli. Hot-to-handle striker Christopher Nicholas was restrained by Harbour View’s Jermaine Taylor while his Tivoli namesake was the first casualty of an early substitution as the second half begun, new national invitee Oraine Simpson added spark to the already heated proceeding as World 100 Metre Record Holder Asafa Powell may have questioned his own speed as he looked on from the Grandstand alongside fellow athletes Usian Bolt and Jermaine Mason and Jermaine Gonzales.

Gutsy ground battles, slick passing and dashes down the wings were all halted somewhere around the edge of the penalty box as the tried and proven wit, skill and craft of Nicholas, paired with International midfielder Jermaine Johnson and then Roland Dean couldn’t unpry the tight Harbour View defence with William Richards and Donald Stewart leading the organisation before Oniel Smith replaced him late to bolster the team tactic to closeout the options late in the game. Tivoli ventured forward more often in search of the equaliser leaving Kevin King and substitutes Marcelino Blackburn and Rafiek Thomas to counter-attack through dribbles but on three occasion they over-dribbled while failing to get a pass or a shot off.

Rare penetrative attacks from both teams really threatened Ryan Thompson or Edsel Scott in goal but Thompson’s two saves scrambled away by his defence kept them at bay to retain the 1-0 scoreline.


Harbour View 0 Tivoli 0

HVFC_TivU21_01Harbour View remain sole leaders of the Premier League on 24 points.

On Wednesday, November 2, 2005 Harbour View hosts the Waterhouse FC at 3:30pm in a LIVE Televised game followed by the 6pm Under 21 contest.

Starting Lineup:

  • GK : Ryan Thompson,
  • Defence: Ronnie Amaguana, William Richards, Ricardo White, Jermaine Taylor,
  • Midfield: Loxely Thomas, Lovel Palmer, Richard Edwards, Donald Stewart,
  • Forwards: Kemar Petrekin, Kevin King.


  • Marcelino Blackburn, Rafiek Thomas, Oniel Smith.
  • Not used: Leon Strickland, Leighton Murray, Nicholas Dodd.

Other League Results: (Home teams named first)

  • Waterhouse 0 Boys Town 0
  • Portmore United 2 Arnett Gardens 2
  • Seba 1 Reno 1
  • Village United 2 Constant Spring 1
  • Rivoli 2 Wadadah 1