Harbour View finally secure home win

Harbour View FC defeated Jamalco FC 3-0 to finally claim their first win at home in this season’s Red Stripe Premier League at the Compound on Sunday.

The win, achieved from a double strike by Ranique Muir in the 45th+3 and 77th minutes and the opening goal from Dean-Andre Thomas in the 20th minute, gave the former multiple champions a glimmer of hope of climbing above their current 11th position on nine points, as Boys’ Town FC continue to flounder at the foot of the 12-team championship on four points after falling 0-4 to FC Reno away from home at Frome in Westmoreland.

It was a victory that was welcomed by Head Coach Ludlow Bernard, who also conceded that they have a lot of work to do to get back into the stream of things.

“We are very satisfied to get three points today. This is something that we were seeking all season. I thought that we put in some good work on the training pitch, and with some additions to the team, enabled us to challenge Jamalco successfully for the victory today.

“We created numerous chances, so the problem of not creating chances has now begun to manifest itself into scoring goals. It is a good look, but it is still work in progress as there were aspects of our game that I thought were quite loose. We did not put the game to bed based on the real chances created. We now have 10 days, break and we are going to spend quality time on the pitch trying to bring together more harmony of purpose to the important elements of our play,” Bernard said.

Losing coach Rayon Johnson, ruing his team’s missed chances, said: “I am very disappointed with the final result. Not the result in itself, but how we failed to apply ourselves with greater purpose. We created numerous chances that we failed to capitalise on and, to further the display, gave up some soft goals.

“This is an area of our play that we need to address and clean up more urgently and with greater assurance. This aspect of our game is what has been affecting us throughout the campaign, so withthe break coming up, we will be using some of that time to address this anomaly,” Johnson said.

Source: The Jamaica Observer