Our under-13 team worked through the difficulties to create a 4-0 margin at the halftime battling against the strong wind and a fairly organised Brown’s Town unit. Coach Peter Metro had his charges focused, as the ball control and possession were of concern until the aggressive HVFC attacking unit kicked into high gear, with strike partners Tyrese ‘Engine’ Williams and Demarco ‘Ellijah’ Thorne combined to open the defense. Captain, Rojaughn ‘Roro’ Joseph asserted himself in a rare attacking movement to register his first goal of the season from the top of the box.

The second half had much more fluent ball possession and penetration as Williams had his second four-timer of the season, and Demarco notched his third hat-trick from as many games. The spirited resistance from the boys from Vauxhall was dented but not broken, as they continued to put their effort forth. Try as they may, HVFC kept pushing until the final whistle, scoring a penalty in the final play of the game to make it 8-0 to HVFC.

Two stunning left-footers from distance flashed pass the Brown’s Town custodian from the boots of left wingback, Ramoye ‘Giggs’ Davis to set the tone early, that HVFC was in it to win it. The game got easier thereafter as the team’s disciplined performance made all the difference in guiding the hosts to pressure the goal throughout the encounter. Nine other goals followed from Ronaldo ‘ Ronar ‘ Robinson (2), Kevar ‘Boysie ‘ Martin (2), Oquassa Chong, Shian Hanson, Shawn Daley, Ronaldo Thomas, plus a bruising own goal to lead HVFC a comfortable 11-0 victory in front of a growing community audience who came out to support the youngsters.

Many-time HVFC Coach and former player, Donovan ‘DV’ Hayles, has recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer and needs our prayers, love and support as his journey begins to beat this illness. Continue Reading →

The Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) launched its 2016 Under-13 and Under-15 football competitions at a press conference at the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) in Kingston Continue Reading →

We always wish our athletes the best at the 31st Olympics and our two former youth players, Harbour View resident O’Dayne Richards in the shot put and first time olympian, 400 metres hurdler, Jaheel Hyde. Continue Reading →

Breakfast was completed, all 12 team units headed out at 10:30am to the intercontinental university to enjoy the climax of a region’s football development spectacle, the finale of the top four. Continue Reading →

A new day brought reflection on what we should have done better the day before, and breakfast made way a for team meeting. Continue Reading →

Quarterfinals began at the venues and we personally spoke with and collectively wished Caribbean neighbours San Juan Jabloteh of Trinidad and zone winners Buhos de Hermosillo FC Continue Reading →

The 6 games in our zone A completed, and by extension all 24 games across the 4 zones, leaving 8 quarter-finalists; Continue Reading →

Our last game of the group stage, with a win being the option for us if we wanted to hope to advance. Continue Reading →

Losing badly in the opener put us squarely up against the proverbial eight ball; Trinidad’s San Juan Jabloteh defeated Nicaragua’s Real Estrie 2-1 to be well placed at second. Earlier today, the Nicaraguans lost again 4-0 to the Mexicans, who now qualify to the next round, the quarterfinals; Nicaragua is already eliminated with two losses.

We started our game brightly, scoring in the 8th minute as striker Demarco Thorne struck at the near post to give us an early 1-0 lead. Our refocused team unit continued to probe and penetrate all over, as Kellijah Morgan burst down the left flank twice to bring out desperate tackles, a corner, and clearance before he evaded Jabloteh once again to lob the goalkeeper but the ball rested on the roof of the net. Thorne kept driving goal-ward, and his next effort got pass the goalkeeper but unfortunately the post to be cleared. Skipper Rojaughn Joseph’s shot was blocked, and his header from Delroy Jones’ delivery was sent wide of the far post. SJJ sent long passes and delivered good dead balls from deep, and one such glanced off of the head of a forward to score and equalize in minute 25. The excitement continued but score remained unchanged to keep it at 1-1 at halftime.

Both technical teams must have expressed the importance of a victory upon their units as they went all out looking to win. Our short, snappy passes aimed to penetrate and lead, while SJJ added a defender to the lineup and sent more long, searching missiles. We again dominated possession, Kellijah Morgan was on top of his game to lead the team. He broke through the blockade to kick twice, but the first was saved at the near post and the second chipped delicately onto the far upright then scrambled away for a corner. Thorne, his strike-partner, penetrated the other side but the tall goalkeeper stood between them. Tyrese Williams’ excellent defensive role converted into his more natural attacking plays with passes, crosses and squares.

SJJ tried launching sporadic attacks with long-range shots which were handled capably by our alert goalkeeper, Anthony Bennett.

With 3 minutes left on the clock, our Man-of-the-Match, Kellijah Morgan, switched sides to penetrate and cross to the streaking Tyrese Williams at the back post. 9 yards out, Tyrese miskicked as the ball hit on his left foot to roll comfortably to SJJ’s grateful goalkeeper, who must’ve given up all hope to save what looked to be a threatening ball. Opportunities were missed, but the 100% effort of our boys must be admired to rebound quickly from yesterday’s loss. We played positively to dominate the entire game, a game we should’ve won, but a final 1-1 draw may not be enough.

To improve our position to advance today we had to beat SJJ today, and get more points tomorrow. To advance, we have one last chance to win handsomely tomorrow, and hope that the Mexicans keep their winning record to defeat SJJ so we may get a superior goal difference to secure the second spot in our group. We gear up to go for the victory.

Starting XI:
Goalkeeper- Anthony Bennett
Defenders- Delroy Jones (left back), Warner Brown (centre half), Jaequan Marshalleck (centre half), Rasheed Willis (right back)
Midfielders- Rojaughn Joseph (defensive), Romali Miller (defensive), Kellijah Morgan (attacking), Tyrieke Spaulding (attacking), Tyrese Williams (attacking)
Forward- Demarco Thorne

Damain Robinson (GK), Keastner Sturridge, Kevaughn Wilson, Damoy Whitehorne, Howard Anglin

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