A goal each side of the halftime brace by on Loan Harbour View FC Striker, Andre “Bullet” Fagan led the Vietnamese League leaders Song Lam Nghe An (SNLA) to stay on top with 26 points after 11 games.

Fagan was scoring his second double and carries his seasonal goals tally up to 5 in the V-League, alongside team mate Kavin Bryan who did not play due to a minor injury. Strike partner Devon Hodges was also involved in the 90 minutes, he has 2 goals so far this season.

Harbour View……………….4 Spence (42nd), Campbell (45th), Taylor (77th), Edwards (90th) Village United………………0

TOP striker Fabian Taylor celebrated his 31st birthday on Wednesday with another stunning goal to propel Harbour View to a crushing 4-0 win over Village United in their Digicel Premier League (DPL) game at the Compound.

Taylor, who scored a scorcher against Boys’ Town two weeks ago, collected a ball just outside the box with his back to goal, turned, and when everybody thought he was going to pass, curled a beautiful left-footer into the top corner of the net.

By that time, in the 77th minute, Harbour View were cruising on a three-goal lead. Earlier, the powerful Jahmali Spence prodded home from close range in the 42nd before teeing-up Romario Campbell for the second in the 45th.

Harbour View’s captain Richard Edwards, who rarely scores, could be heard telling his teammates he wanted a goal. He abandoned his central midfield role and camped on the halfway line determined to get a run at goal, and he did. His fast counter-attacking move saw John Ross Edwards releasing him down the flank.

He sprinted forward, and with one defender to beat, dummied to the left before moving right and firing a low grounder past the hapless Deuandre Alvaranga in the 90th. Richard celebrates his 28th birthday, two days later on Friday, April 15th.

It was very good result for a Harbor View which secured third spot in the DPL with 57 points, eight behind Boys’ Town and 11 adrift of leaders Tivoli Gardens, 68.

The ‘Stars of the East’ are seven points ahead of fifth-placed Waterhouse, on 50, with two games remaining. It was a game of academic interest only and the fans never really turned out for the late kick-off , but that didn’t prevent Harbour View from playing some positive football.

However, the same could not be said of the Trelawny-based Village, who turned up with only four reserves and were clearly only going through the motions.

It was Village’s third consecutive loss since the start of the fourth round and they remain sixth on 43 points after barely scraping into the top six and avoiding the drop zone.

Village are clearly the ‘beating sticks’ of the Elite group and coach Gregory Palmer should find the strength to motivate this team for even one win among the top teams to salvage some pride.

Harbour View — Devon Haughton, Christopher Harvey, Montrose Phinn, Robert Williams, Kemar Lawrence, Richard Edwards, Romario Campbell (Andre Steele 67th), Jermaine Hue, Kemeel Wolfe (Marcelino Blackburn 56th), Jahmali Spence (John-Ross Edwards 76th), Fabian Taylor. Subs not used: Roybert Clarke, Ranique Muir, Kimorllie Brissett, Nicholas Beckett. Booked: Robert Williams 87th

Village United — Keith Hamilton (Jerome Lawson 45th), Orlando McBayne, Cordel Simpson, Andre Moore (Deaundre Alvaranga 80th), Shavar Campbell, Leon Irving, Andreas Nickel, Greame Green, Aldain Grant, Romando Anderson (Shaunanon McKenzie 75th), Ranique Francis.

Subs not used: Nicholas Falconer Booked: Graeme Green 50th, Ronique Francis 50th)

Referee: Wilverglen Lamey Assistant Referees: Stephen Brown, Keeble Williams Fourth Official: Clint Reid Match Commissary: Horace Lewis

Harbour View Football Club representative Mrs Andrea Munroe-Williams and our two young Under 14 players, her son Giovanni Williams (12) and his team mate Jaheel Hyde (13) who have been invited as guest players to the internationally renown Dallas Cup as a part of the Chicago Magic Football Club U14 squad.

 

The Chicago Magic FC will be fully responsible for all their expenses during the stay.

 

The HVFC trio has been invited to the Youth Tournament, travelled today on Saturday, April 16th, 2011 to Dallas where they will be playing in the football tournament between April 17th to April 23, 2011.

 

They will return to Jamaica on Sunday April 24, 2011.

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Defending champions Harbour View strengthened their grip on third spot in the Digicel Premier League on Sunday, with a 1-0 win over fifth-place Waterhouse.

The three points, earned courtesy of a clinical strike by Fabian Taylor in the 57th minute – his second in successive weeks – increased Harbour View’s lead over Waterhouse to four points with rounds of games remaining in the season.

Waterhouse stayed in fourth position on 50 points, as Portmore United gained a point on them following their 0-0 draw with Leaders Tivoli Gardens.
While Harbour View were thankful for Taylor’s strike and the excellent cross from midfielder Jermaine Hue that set up the goal, they must have also been happy with Waterhouse’s Rohan Amos’ role in the goal.

The defender, after collecting a ball kept in play by Harbour View’s forward Jahmali Spence, with time on his hands to make a pass or clear the ball up field, tried to dribble past two men and ended up playing it into the path of Jermaine Hue.

He could not have chosen a worst person. Hue accepted it thankfully, dressed it and sent in an inch-perfect cross from the left for Taylor to climb and nod into the left-hand corner of Richard McCallum’s goal. The Waterhouse custodian could do nothing but retrieve the ball from the back of his net.

Devon Haughton, who started in goal for Harbour View, faced no such trouble at his end as the Waterhouse attackers, Andre Clennon and Vincent Earle in particular, conspired to assist him with keeping a clean sheet. The duo, especially Earle, made a number of poor decisions in the Harbour View defensive third, screwing some efforts wide and shooting when passing would have been a better option.
Earle ejected

Earle further let his team down when he was ejected for kicking Marcelino Blackburn for what he deemed a foul. This while his team were still in with a chance of sharing the points and just a minute after an excellent combination down the left flank between himself and Clennon, where a better final delivery might have got them the equaliser.

The final result pleased Harbour View’s head coach Donovan Hayles whose team had lost the previous week to Boys’ Town.
“It was great to see them rise again,” Hayles said, with a smile of satisfaction.

“It is not just about winning silverware but how you perform, and we want to keep it that way for the end of the season and carry that over into next season,” he added.

Waterhouse’s Anthony Patrick felt that his team had opportunities to score but failed to do so, and shot themselves in the foot with a costly defensive error.

“We started out well and created a lot of chances in the first half. We created a number of chances in the second half, but were indecisive in Harbour View’s final third and then a silly mistake put us on the back foot,” a disappointed Patrick said.
Patrick also promised that his team would bounce back.

“We still have a few games left, so we will have to keep our heads up and try to finish on a high,” he said ahead of Wednesday’s game away to Tivoli Gardens.

TORONTO – Toronto FC announced Thursday that they have signed Jamaican international defender Dicoy Williams.

“Dicoy is a strong defender that is solid in one-on-one situations and has a lot of good qualities,” said Toronto FC Head Coach and Technical Director Aron Winter. “He performed well in training camp but we couldn’t sign him until we made sure we had the international spot.”

Williams, 24, most recently played for Harbour View FC of the Digicel Premier League in Jamaica. Williams has earned six caps for the Jamaican national team. His most recent appearance was on October 10, 2010 against Trinidad & Tobago.

He spent time with the club during the Carolina Challenge Cup in Charleston, South Carolina earlier this month.

Dicoy Williams #31

  • Position: Defender
  • Height: 6’2
  • Weight: 187
  • Birthdate: October 7, 1986
  • Birth Place/Hometown: Kingston, Jamaica Nationality:
  • Jamaica Last Club: Harbour View FC
  • How Acquired: Signed on March 31, 2011
  • Pronunciation: “Dee-koy Will-iams”

Andre Fagan and Devon Hodges each scored a brace, to lead Song Lam Nghe An (SLNA) to an away 4-1 win over Binh Duong on Saturday, to increase to 16 points and remain in second position, in the Vietnamese Premier League.

Andre now has three (3) goals in the League, as Hodges has opened his account with these two (2) goals, while hunting for more.

The third Jamaican Kavin Bryan, with four (4) League and Two (2) Knockout goals, is currently involved with the Reggae Boyz in Jamaica’s two game friendlies against Venezuela and El Salvador.

 


 

LAMAR NELSON AND NICHOLY FINDLAYSON DEPARTS FOR NORWAY TRIALS!

Harbour View FC 19 year old Midfielder, Lamar “Wanka” Nelson and Reno FC midfielder, Nicholy “Nick” Findlayson departed on Thursday and Friday respectively for Norway Division 2 Club, Strommen IF in Oslo for a two weeks trial, where they will vie for Roster spots to join newly signed Portmore United goalkeeper, Dwayne Kerr.

Their FIFA Agent Romel Wallen of Pro-goal Sports Limited confirms that they will participate in their first squad game on Sunday and is scheduled to return home by April 15th, 2011.

The Funeral Service for Barrington “Cobra” Gaynor will be held on Saturday, April 9th at the Pentecostal Tabernacle, 72 Wildman Street at 10:00 am, and then he will be laid to rest at Dovecot Memorial Park.

The footballer fraternity from Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz, Camperdown High School, Bull Bay, Harbour View and Waterhouse Clubs you are invited to wear your gears to this event in honour of “Cobra”.

Cobra’s heart was and always will be in Jamaica, his body will be shipped home right after the wake held last Friday March 25, 2011 @ Crawford Methodist Memorial Church, New York. Taking this under consideration, monetary donation to (NCB Account# 204 095 744 ) will be preferred in lieu of flowers and wreaths at the funeral. Thanks for your continued support during this difficult time.

 

CONDOLENCES TO THE GAYNOR FAMILY & FRIENDS

Condolences to Priscilla and the entire family from Harbour View Football Club, may his soul rest in peace for a game well played.

“Cobra” brought an intensity to the game that has rarely been matched and certainly remains unsurpassed.

The Harbour View Football Club has retired the #2 Shirt at the club in honour of him.  The Official Shirt which was signed by all the players, Coaches and Managers at the Testimonial Game is now framed with a caption.

In addition, we will honour his request as  promised last Saturday morning on our visit with him to give you another # 2 HVFC Jersey with his name on the back and number.

We have lost a great friend.

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Harbour View ……3 Wolfe (14th), R Edwards (34th), JR Edwards (62nd) Benfica ………..1 Reid (90th+)

Champions Harbour View kept the small flicker of their title defence alive with a comfortable 3-1 win over relegation battlers Benfica at the Compound on Sunday night, although it was a result that still leaves them 10 points adrift of Tivoli Gardens with just six games remaining.

But they will fight until the last breath and they showed their intent from the off, with John-Ross Edwards, celebrating a recent call-up the national squad, firing narrowly over from 30 yards with no more than 15 seconds on the clock. A further warning to the visitors came in the fourth minute when Romario Campbell, also now training with the Reggae Boyz, bent a free-kick wide of the post.

But the St Ann side were allowed no more chances and when Lemar Hodges played a ball firmly into the box in the 14th minute, Kemeel Wolfe took it beautifully on the turn with his first touch before slotting it past the advancing keeper with his second.
Things got worse for Donovan Hynes in the Benfica goal eight minutes later when captain Marlon Thomas lazily underhit a back pass, forcing the keeper into a desperate scramble that saw him collide heavily with opposing striker Jahmali Spence and spend the next few minutes on the floor receiving treatment.

It was not until the half hour mark that Benfica really came up with any kind of threat in response to the home side’s pressure, and again Thomas was at fault for not doing better. A pass from Damien Newton found him in the area with the time and space of which a striker dreams, but he placed his shot too centrally and goalkeeper Michard Barrett, yet another recent national call-up, closed him down and saved well with his right foot.

In the 34th minute the champions effectively sealed the win thanks to captain Richard Edwards, appearing perhaps in his last game for the club with a potential move to Houston Dynamo in the MLS seemingly nearing its conclusion.
Edwards picked up the ball outside the area and made an incisive pass to Wolfe before carrying on his run. The scorer of the first goal then turned provider by lifting a perfect cross onto the head of his captain to put home from five yards and notch his first goal of the season in doing so.

After an entertaining first half, the second was more serene with both sides seeming to ease off and in the 62nd minute it was all over. A free-kick was awarded around 25 yards from goal and John-Ross Edwards made Benfica pay for conceding the needless foul, making it 3-0 with a low strike past the wall and in.

Hynes, however, will no doubt have been disappointed with himself at being beaten inside his near post from that distance. In injury time the visitors did finally get on the scoresheet as Garfield Reid tapped in from close range after substitute keeper Devon Haughton parried a close range shot into his path.

In truth though the game had long since petered out and it was the merest of consolations for a visiting side dropping into the bottom two after relegation rivals St George’s secured a shock win at Waterhouse earlier in the evening.

TEAMS:

Harbour View — Michard Barrett (Devon Haughton 82nd), Lemar Nelson, Montrose Phinn, Clifton Waugh, Kimorlee Brissett, Richard Edwards, Kemeel Wolfe (Kemar Lawrence 76th), John-Ross Edwards, Romario Campbell, Rafeik Thomas (Lennox Creary 78th), Jahmali Spence.
Subs not used: Nicholas Beckett, Daveion Woodhouse, Robert Williams, Andre Steele
Booked: None

Benfica — Donovan Hynes, Damion Newton, Javaul Stoddart, Damion James, Andrew Dixon, Ian McAnuff, Gregory Tape (Devrowe Moncrieffe 77th), Marlon Thomas (Omar Walters 64th), Everton Marsh (Rushaine Henry 59th), Garfield Reid, Ramaja Martin.
Subs not used: Travis Irons, Delano Rankine, Trace McFarlane, Scofield Ross
Booked: None

Referee: Courtney Campbell
Assistant Referees: Garnet Page, Dwayne Panton
Fourth Official: Carvel Banton

Contract talks between national player Richard ‘Shortman’ Edwards and Houston Dynamo appear close to completion, with the United States (US)-based Major League Soccer club keen to sign the Harbour View midfielder for the 2011 MLS season which begins this week.

According to Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear, negotiations are ongoing with the player’s representatives, although Edwards returned to Jamaica recently following a trial with the Texas club.

“We’re still figuring out if we’re gonna bring him in,” said Kinnear on Friday night, shortly after his team lost 1-0 to the Columbus Crew here in a pre-season game which the Dynamo showcased Jamaica inter-nationals Jermaine Taylor and Lovel Palmer.
“(Edwards) had two weeks with us; one week in Arizona, one week in Orlando. Did very well for us,” the coach added. “I’ve seen him play before, so (signing him) is a possibility.”

Kinnear declined to discuss details of the negotiations. However, Harbour View confirmed a favourable bid had been made for Edwards some two weeks ago when he returned from the trial.

“We know of the offer from Houston and we have accepted the offer in principle,” general manager Clyde Jureidini said yesterday.

“We are awaiting final word from the agent who is in negotiations with Houston.”

According to Jureidini, Patrick McCabe, a US-based agent who represents several Jamaicans playing in MLS, is negotiating on behalf of Harbour View and Edwards. Efforts to contact McCabe yesterday were unsuccessful.

Meanwhile, Edwards said he is eager to move to the next level of his football career and won’t hesitate if the Dynamo calls.
“I have no second thoughts about going to Houston,” he said yesterday.

Kinnear appears ready to welcome him. The coach admires how the stocky 27-year-old, who is currently in camp with the Reggae Boyz preparing for two upcoming friendly internationals against Venezuela and El Salvador, does his job.

“He plays very simple,” Kinnear said. “He’s a good passer of the ball. He’s not afraid to get close and to tackle.

“I think he’s very confident and overall he plays his position very well.”

Immediate impact

Edwards, he added, could make an immediate impact in MLS.

“We wouldn’t have brought him in if we didn’t think he could play for us,” Kinnear said. ” … So we’re still figuring it out to see if there’s a spot for him on this team and I think he’s good enough to play in this league.”

Asked when that would be, the coach remained cautious.

“Well, I don’t know,” Kinnear said. “We’ll see. We’re still talking, so I can’t really comment on any of that.”

Edwards has played for Jamaica’s senior national team well over 20 times. He was a key member of the Reggae Boyz squad that won the Digicel Carib-bean Cup in late 2010. Since his return from the trial with the Dynamo, Edwards has played for Harbour View in the Digicel Premier League.

He was pleased with the outcome of his stint with Houston.

“I got enough playing time to showcase myself, to show what Richard Edwards is like as a player,” he said.

He is also confident he can make the adjustment from the local league and excel in North America’s top professional football competition.

“(The MLS) is a little bit faster than our premier league (in Jamaica); more disciplined, organised,” explained Edwards. “But once I develop my fitness, I can handle it.”

SNLA WINS 1-0 OVER LEAGUE LEADERS: Last night, Kavin was hacked down inside the penalty area as his teammate, Brasilian defender Helio converted the resulting penalty kick, to notch another victory for Song Lam Nghe An over League leaders Da Nang to move up the tables to 10 points after 6 games.

Andre Fagan played all ninety minutes as Devon Hodges replaced Kavin after 75 minutes, as all three Jamaican players are regularly rotated to stay within the league restriction for four foreign players on the pitch at the same time.