Harbour View scored a morale-boosting 3-2 victory over league leaders Tivoli Gardens in a heated Digicel Premier League (DPL) contest in which eight yellow cards and two red cards were shown at the Harbour View mini-stadium on Sunday.

However, Tivoli remain atop the league standings despite the loss as the other front-runners Portmore United and Waterhouse also suffered defeats.

Tivoli lead the overall table with 37 points, one more than Portmore, two in front of Waterhouse and three ahead of Boys’ Town, while Portmore lead the second round standings with 19 points, followed by Arnett and Sporting Central on 17 each with two matches to go in the round.

Christopher Harvey opened the scoring from the penalty spot for the hosts after eight minutes, but Roland Dean netted the equaliser in the 32nd minute of play.

Harbour View, however, were lucky when they regained the lead through an own goal in the 33rd and that was followed by John-Ross Edwards’ strike in the 61st minute to give the home team a 3-1 lead.

But Devon Hodges popped up in minute 78 for Tivoli to ensure a tense finish.

Tivoli’s Kemar Flemming was the first to receive marching orders in the bruising contest when he was ejected for violent foul play in the 41st minute, while Harbour View’s Kemeel Wolfe was also shown the red card nine minutes from time when he picked up his second yellow of the evening.

An obviously relieved Harbour View coach, Donovan Hayles, who was winning for the first time in three matches, maintained that his young team is still capable of going all the way.

“It’s not just to win, but the way we win and I think tonight (Sunday) we played some good football… although it was difficult, we were still able to maintain possession under the adverse conditions,” he said.

The home team was indeed the better side for the first half-hour although it only took them eight minutes to get on the scoresheet.

Harbour View got their go-ahead goal when Tivoli defender and captain Kasai Hinds was called for a hand ball inside the box, after he attempted to block Wolfe’s strike. Harvey calmly slotted home the resulting kick from 12 yards.

The ‘Stars of the East’ had another great chance to increase their lead in the 28th minute, but Rafiek Thomas blasted over the crossbar after Jermaine Hue teed up a perfect volley for the striker.

However, Tivoli lifted their game in the last 20 minutes of the half and Dean came close with a header, while Christopher Jackson’s well placed free-kick was saved by Michaud Barrett in the Harbour View goal.

Then in the 32 minute, Dean drew his team level when he latched on to a poor clearance on top of the Harbour View area and smashed a spectacular volley past Barrett.

But a minute later, Harbour View were back in front as Hinds turned Hue’s in-swinging free-kick into his own goal.

Tivoli then suffered another set-back four minutes before the break, when Flemming got his red-card for slapping JR Edwards during a tackle.
With Tivoli pressing for the equaliser, JR Edwards scored a third for Harbour View just past the hour when he picked up the ball just inside his opponents’ half, beat Victor Thompson for pace before slotting past Edsel Scott in goal.

But Hodges cut the lead to 3-2 in the 78th minute when he redirected a Jackson corner at the far-post.

Harbour View then went down to ten men with nine minutes remaining, but despite Tivoli throwing everything forward, the hosts held on for the full points.

Tivoli coach, Glendon ‘Admiral’ Bailey, said his team has been suffering from bad refereeing decisions of late. “Almost every game we play now the officials call a penalty against us for hand ball, and I feel they should just make the game play,” he lamented.


Harbour View — Michaud Barrett, Dicoy Williams, Robert Williams, Christopher Harvey, Kemar Lawrence, Richard Edwards, Jermaine Hue (Andre Steele 79th), Kemeel Wolfe, John-Ross Edwards (Kimorlee Brissett 68th), Rafiek Thomas, Lamar Nelson (Nicholas Beckett 86th).
Subs not used: R Muir, K Petrekin, J Richards, D Haughton
Booked: Harvey (54th), R Edwards (66th), Thomas (80th), Wolfe (ejected 81st)

Tivoli Gardens — Edsel Scott, Kemar Flemming, Kasai Hinds, Victor Thompson (Kevin Deerr 68th), Christopher Jackson, Raymond Williamson, Shawn McKoy, Devon Hodges, Navion Boyd (Kwame Richardosn 74th), Roland Dean, Nacwayne Parchment (Damion Gordon 26th).
Subs not used: L Wright, S Green, J Walters, J Thompson, L Gordon
Booked: Hinds (7th), McKoy (16th), Scott (19th), Williamson (62nd), Deerr (92nd), Flemming (ejected 41st)

Referee: Valdin Legister
Assistants: Richard Washington & Dwayne Panton
Match Commissary: Anthony Cooke
— Livingston Scott

Friday, December 17, 2010

BY SANJAY MYERS Observer staff reporter

AN injury-time goal from Romondo Johnson and a penalty from Renae Lloyd guided Boys’ Town to a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Harbour View in Wednesday’s Digicel Premier League feature match of a double-header at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex.

Boys’ Town, who have had to play their recent home matches at nearby Arnett Gardens instead of their usual base at Collie Smith Drive in an attempt to maximise gate revenue, lie fourth on 31 points, while the visitors remain on 27 in sixth place.

Winning coach Andrew Price praised his team’s rearguard action which led to the second-half heroics.

“We haven’t been playing well in the last four games and (it was good) to really put on this type of display, especially in the second half. We went down late in the first half and the team was down, but they came back and showed a lot of character and a lot of fight. To get the goal in injury-time was just the icing on the cake,” he said.

The home team had gone into the break trailing 1-0 after Harbour View’s Jermaine Hue dispossessed Lloyd and played a defence-splitting pass for Rafeik Thomas to finish past goalkeeper Philmore Crumbie in the 30th minute.

Boys’ Town roared back into the game in the 62nd when Lloyd calmly stroked home a penalty after Robert Williams blatantly dragged substitute Dean Morgan to the turf.

Both teams surged forward in search of the winner, but it was Johnson who popped up to finish from point-black range after good work on the right by Marvin Morgan.

Harbour View’s Donovan Hayles said his team failed to execute from a tactical perspective and were left to pay the ultimate price.
“I think we lost the plot in the second half as we started to fall too deep in the midfield. We lost the midfield deep in the second half and Boys’ Town, I think, did well.

“We weren’t defending properly in terms of our depth and we didn’t have that level of maturity at the back. My players got the instructions but they didn’t react well,” Hayles added.


Boys’ Town — Philmore Crumbie, Xavian Virgo, Wayne Ellis, Marvin Morgan, Michael Campbell, Romondo Johnson, Daemon Benjamin, Joel Williams (Dwayne Forde 77th), Jamiel Hardware (Kenardo Smith 90+2nd), Shane Edwards (Dean Thompson 46th), Renae Lloyd
Subs not used: A Taylor, R Clarke, N Wyatt, J Grant
Booked: None

Harbour View — Michard Barrett, Dicoy Williams, Robert Williams, Kemar Lawrence, Jhamie Hyde (Jaron Richards 36th), Fabian Campbell, Jermaine Hue, Kemeel Wolfe (John-Ross Edwards 80th), Marcelino Blackburn, Rafeik Thomas, Jahmali Spence (Ranique Muir 57th)
Subs not used: D Haughton, K Brissett, N Beckett, A Steele
Booked: Wolfe (30th), Lawrence (39th), Williams (60th), Blackburn (66th), Campbell (74th)

Referee: Wilverglen Lamey
Assistants: Stacey-Ann Greyson, Recordus Wilson
Fourth Official: Oneal Clayton
Match Commissary: Richard Nathan

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

BY SANJAY MYERS Observer staff reporter

VILLAGE United’s Brazilian coach Neider dos Santos left the Harbour View Mini-stadium a happy man after their 1-0 win over the home team in Sunday’s Digicel Premier League contest.

Dino Williams got the all important goal in the 38th minute to complete back-to-back away successes for Village after their recent victory over Boys’ Town.

Dos Santos said the game was the toughest he has encountered since being in charge, but believes his team held up well against the reigning champions’ second half onslaught.

“It was the toughest game since I’ve taken over the team, but it was good that we started very well in the first half. Then we had a very tough second half and had a lot of problems defending against them. They pressured us a bit in the second half and to get this result is good and tactically it was a great achievement because they have a very good team,” he said.

Kemeel Wolfe, Rafeik Thomas and Ranique Muir were noticeable culprits as the east Kingston-based team missed several straightforward chances. Village’s goalkeeper Kemar Llewelyn made impressive interceptions and also saved a tame penalty kick from substitute Marcelino Blackburn early in the second half.

Harbour View’s Donovan Hayes was visibly frustrated and chastised his team for their wastefulness in front of goal.

“Missed chances was our problem and there’s not much more to add to that. No matter how well we play, if we don’t score any goals I will never be satisfied… this is pathetic. The players need to be more confident and they need to be more prolific in front of goal and that is the simple fact.

  • Congratulations to our esteemed HVFC Chairman, Carvel Stewart who was recently honoured by the KSA Business House FA,  Click for more
  • Ian McNaughton and the Barita Investment Company won “The Best Investor Relations” award this week from the Jamaica Stock Exchange, and was honoured amongst peers. Barita sponsors our “First-Kick” Programme for 4-12 year olds.
  • HVFC Medical expert and Physiotherapist, Dr. Karen Julius published her first article in the second edition of the PLCA Supplement “The Striker” in Fridays Observer, you should try to get your hands on it if you have not already. Congrats Karen.
  • HVFC Website expert and Vilcomm head, Vilma Gregory also published in this edition…hopefully Vin B should appear next month.
  • Striker, Fabian Taylor home from Norway got married to long time friend and mother of his son Giovanni, last Saturday, December 12, 2010. HVFC wishes the couple a happy union.
  • As one HVFC, National striker follows the next, Damani Ralph also wed yesterday, December 18th in Montego Bay.
  • Striker, Andre “Bullet” Fagan, arrived in Vietnam and has settled in well with former teammate Kavin Bryan who is already signed on loan until August 2011. Fagan played in his first training session scoring a goal to start off, he will be there until January 4th.
  • Two (2) Former HVFC and National Midfielders, Altimont “Freddie” Bitler and Lloyd “Bingi” Barker, visited home recently to look at young talent Under 17/19 years for their respective Clubs Academies in Norway and Montreal, Canada. They viewed a specially arranged trial that exposed our U15 and U17 Champions while lecturing to the players the virtues to becoming a professional footballer and international player. A few talented players were spotted and they will see what can happen, if approved overseas. Both players returned overseas, we keep in touch.
  • 14 Year old, Martin Davis has settled in at Valencia U17 Academy, Spain after 6 weeks, he was transferred to a feeder club to get valuable playing time as he equipped himself well, scoring goals and doing well at school. Proud mum, Dianne tells us he maybe staying in Spain for the Christmas holidays to keep focused, big-man thing. Oh, Happy Birthday Dianne, enjoy!

Chairman of Harbour View Football Club and Vice-Chairman of the Premier League Football Association (PLCA), was honoured last Thursday at the KSA Business House Football Assciation awards presentation, at the the Scotiabank Sports Club in Liguanea. He received the Abe Alexander Memorial Award for his outstanding administrative service to football in Jamaica, which started in 1967. He thank the BHFA for the award and replied to guest speaker of the presentation, Ronald Sutherland, Vice President , Sales & Marketing of CVM TV, about the PLCA decision to terminate the live showing of Premier League Football matches on CVM TV. He was also very upset about FIFA Vice President Jack Warner’s comments about the the Reggae Boyz, who recently won the 2010 Digicel Cup, and told the gathering that the PLCA would be sending a letter to both Mr Warner and the JFF, to show their displeasure concerning it.

Division one champion Petrojam and Wisynco both dominate the awards presentation by copping six (6) awards each. Wisynco won the division two and Knockout competitions, a first in the history of Business House Football. Wray & Nephew were runner up in both competitions. Promoted Petrojam became the second team to win the division one title in their first year, when they defeated former champion Carib Cement in the final. They also won the Challenge trophy. Girvon Brown of Wisynco and Nicholas McCreath were join leading goal scorer, with five (5) goals in the Knockout competition. Omar Washington was the division two final MVP, while coach Marcus Gayle and Keith Gayle were division two coach and Manager of the year. Girvon Brown cop his second award for the night as he was the leading goal scorer in division two with twelve (12) goals. David Stultz of Petrojam was the leading scorer in division one with nine (9) goals, while his teammate, Aphas Bernard was the final mvp for division one. Coach Raymond Quallo and manager Robert Blake were both division one manager and coach of the year respectively. First time entrant National Land Agency won the fair play award, while former President Lorna Franklin was given an honorary award, for her twenty (20) year of service to the BHFA from 1986-2006. Current President Wayne Shaw and Brian Rose were recognised for their fifteen (15) years of service, while treasurer Joseph Fagan was also recognised for twenty (20) years. Carvel Banton and Shane Harrison were the referee and assistant referee for the 2010 season. Individual awardees were given gift vouchers from sponsors Western Sports Limited.



Five-a-side champion  NMIA AIRPORT
Five-a-side R-up  NWC
Most Prepared Team  SCOTIA BANK GROUP
Scotia Bank Knock-Out Champion WISYNCO
Scotia Bank Knock-Out R-up Wray & Nephew
Leading goal scorer NICHOLAS MCCREATH (SCOTIA)
WESTERN SPORT Division 2 Champion  WISYNCO
WESTERN SPORT Division 2 runners up  WRAY & NEPHEW
WESTERN SPORT Division 1 runners up  CARIB CEMENT
Challenge Trophy Champion  PETROJAM
Honorary Award  Lorna Franklyn ( Former President)
15 Years Award  Wayne Shaw (President)
15 Years Award  Brian Rose (General Secretary)
20 Years Award  Joseph Fagan (Treasurer)
ABE ALEXANDER MEMORIAL AWARD  CARVEL STEWART ( For his outstanding administrative service to Football In Jamaica)
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Left: Director of Marketing for Scotiabank Group, Joan Forrest-Henry, present the Scotiabank Group sponsored Knockout Trophy, to captain of Wisynco, Kevin Palmer at the 2010 KSA Business House Awards Presentation.( Joyce Fletcher photo)

Right: KSA Business House President, Wayne Shaw (left), present the Western Sports sponsored Business House Division One Trophy, to captain of Petrojam, Jothan Watson, with Carl Chang, CEO of Western Sports limited at the 2010 KSA Business House Awards Presentation.( Joyce Fletcher photo)


Defending champions Harbour View climbed into fourth spot in the Digicel Premier League (DPL) following their 1-0 victory over Reno at the Harbour View Mini-Stadium on Wednesday night.

Ranique Muir converted from the penalty spot in the 27th minute to give them their eighth win of the season, which increased their tally to 27 points. Reno, who were suffering their seventh loss, remained in ninth position on 18 points, but only just, as Village United occupy 10th place because of an inferior goal difference.

In the first half, Harbour looked more composed than the visitors, who looked unsure of themselves in defence and unable to find their shooting range. Harbour View moved the ball around well and managed to get the better of the Reno defence. Reno, on the other hand, looked most threatening from the throws by O’Brian Woodbine.

Reno had a good opportunity in the 21st minute when Davion Thorpe’s free kick left goalkeeper Michard Barrett stranded, but none of the Reno attackers could make a proper connection. Three minutes later, Reno goalkeeper Dennis Taylor showed his worth when he pulled off an excellent save to deny Rafeik Thomas with a close-range header from a Muir cross.

Taylor’s brilliance could not help Reno in the 27th minute when Omar Johnson, who was not having a good game, needlessly fouled Kemeel Wolfe in the box and gave away a penalty. Muir’s effort went in off the left upright.

Efforts way off target

Reno coach Wendell Downswell soon took Johnson out of his misery and inserted André Patterson.

With Harbour View in the lead, the game opened up, with little Troy Reid showing good skills for Reno but, like his teammates, his efforts were way off target.

Harbour View missed an excellent opportunity to go two up before the break when Thomas’ low shot across the goal was missed by Wolfe from just about a foot from the goal.

Reno looked like a new team in the second half as they had more structure and purpose to their play, but while they dominated towards the end of the second half their finishing skills were woefully lacking. They could have gone further behind in the 77th minute when a delightful pass from Jermaine Hue, who had replaced Romario Campbell at the beginning of the half, picked out Thomas perfectly in the box. Thomas shot across Taylor but could not repeat the strike which recently condemned Portmore United to defeat.

“The first half was a classic one in terms of how we moved on and off the ball and we got a lot of one-twos in front of the box. The only disappointing thing is that we did not score from open play when we were playing beautifully,” Harbour View’s Donovan Hayles said after the game.

He added: “The second half was far more disappointing. I think we turned over the ball far too often and I don’t think we managed the game even though we were leading. In the Premier League, no team is going to play badly for 90 minutes and Reno got themselves in the game in the last 20 minutes or so, and we could have been punished for all those chances that we got to put them away and did not.”

Downswell felt that his team gave the goal away but saw enough positives in the second half to be encouraged.

“It was a headless goal, no brain, no thought went into that play. We just literally gave it away. Fortunately for us, we did not concede another goal because they had the dominance in the first half.

“In the second half, we were much more positive. We made some tactical changes and it is just unfortunate that we did not get that all-important equaliser, because I think we dominated for most of the second half but the fact that we played so positively for the last 45 minutes is something good, so we have to improve on that now. Once we can get that one goal or two it will put us in good stead because, overall, our tactical discipline in the last 45 was good,” Downswell reasoned.

Defending champions Harbour View closed the point gap on Portmore United on Sunday in the Digicel Premier League after defeating them 1-0 at the Harbour View Mini-Stadium.

Despite drawing level with Portmore on 24 points, Harbour View are still stuck in fifth place, one below Portmore on goal difference. Rafeik Thomas was responsible for Harbour View’s winner with a 40th-minute strike.

In a first half whose moves were more suited for chess than football, Portmore looked the better team as they controlled possession and created more openings than the home team. But for all the possession and the openings created, Portmore United were unable to make them count.

Steven Morrissey in the ninth minute, and Ricardo Cousins in the 13th, had free kicks from good positions, but were denied by Robert Williams and goalkeeper Michard Barrett, respectively.

Rafe Wolfe, playing at right back, looked lively for the visitors when they ventured forward. A right-sided cross found captain Mario Swaby free about 20 yards from goal, but his shot was easily handled by Barrett in the 19th minute.

Portmore United continued to go at Harbour View, who were rescued by the alertness of Kemar A. Lawrence in the 45th minute. Central defender Williams had lost possession to Adoah Nickle just inside his 18-yard box. With goalkeeper Barrett exposed, Lawrence’s well-timed interception denied Nickle a shot on goal from an excellent position.

Harbour View made no mistake when their chance came in the 40th minute. Williams’ lovely left-footed cross was collected on the chest by Thomas just outside the 18-yard box, and he dribbled to his left inside the box before shooting left-footed across Gariece McPherson in goal.

Excellent chance

Harbour View had an excellent chance to go two up on the stroke of half-time when captain Marcelino Blackburn and Kemeel Wolfe combined well down the left side to create an opportunity for Lamar Nelson. The energetic midfielder headed high from just about the six-yard box.

The home team adopted a more aggressive posture in the second half and went on the attack. This almost paid immediate dividends, but Thomas wasted an excellent opportunity just three minutes into the half. Under no pressure at all, and with the goal at his mercy, he blasted a left-footer high. Seconds later he was to waste another opportunity from the right side by opting to dribble instead of shooting.

They continued to enjoy the better of play and could have extended the lead, but for poor decision making and faulty shooting.

Portmore introduced Tremaine Stewart and Roen Nelson who added energy to their team. Nelson set up Morrissey in the 90th minute, but his shot, which should have given them a share of the points, was denied by Barrett with a wonderful reflex save.

“Definitely we played the game that I wanted. We stayed behind the ball because the Portmore team were going to maintain possession: but we wanted them to do that in positions that were not dangerous to us.


“In the second half, we made some adjustments and started to press them a little earlier and higher up to see if we could get that second goal. Somehow it eluded us,” was how Harbour View coach Donovan Hayles, who was full of praise for his young team, summed up the performance.

Portmore’s Linval Dixon was disappointed, but gave credit to Harbour View.

“I think we were dominant in the early part of the game, but we allowed Harbour View to get back into it. But overall it was a good performance.

“We got chances where we should have come out with at least a point. You have to get something from the game. I think Harbour View really worked hard as a team and defended well to keep that 1-0 lead and we have to come again,” Dixon said.

HOSTS Arnett Gardens held champions Harbour View to a 0-0 draw in their Digicel Premier League encounter at the Tony Spaulding Sports Complex on Wednesday.

Arnett Gardens signalled their intentions early in the contest with Kirk Ramsey booting his effort wide of the target.
Harbour View got their first clean shot at goal when a corner taken from the left by Romario Campbell was booted towards Ranique Muir who headed the ball in the direction of goal, but it was expertly stopped by goalkeeper Maurice Evans who dipped low to grab it.

The second half was to prove more frustrating for the ‘Junglists’, who failed to capitalise on clearcut opportunities.
Harbour View coach Donovan Hayles said there were a few things he was happy about, including the fact that his team had not conceded any goals for the second straight game.

“We have to start creating the chances,” he said. “We played so badly and got so many chances, so if we had played better we could have got a goal,” Hayles added.

Arnett Gardens coach Paul ‘Tegat’ Davis said it was a work in progress as his team seeks more strikers to help them with their goalscoring challenges.

“I think our forwards need to put themselves in the position to get goals,” he mourned.


Harbour View — Michard Barrett, Dicoy Williams, Robert Williams, Christopher Harvey, Kemar A. Lawrence, Fabian Campbell, Romario Campbell (Kemeel Wolfe 71st), Andre Fagan, Ranique Muir (Jahmali Spence 73rd), Marcelino Blackburn, Kemar Lawrence (Lamar Nelson 65th).
Subs not used: D Haughton, N Beckett, L Hodges, R Thomas
Booked: Dicoy Williams (12th)

Arnett Gardens — Maurice Evans, William Richards, Gerald Neil, Ricardo Oldham (Lennox Creary 80th) , Ricardo Smith, Dennis McKenley (Rohan Reid 71st), Dwayne Gaynor, Fabian Reid (Ricardo Stern 89th), Kirk Ramsey, Rasheede Clarke, Omar Campbell.
Subs not used: R Powell, M Stewart, V Manning, L Strickland
Booked: None

Referee: Kevin Morrison
Assistants: Kedlee Powell, Richard Washington
Fourth Official: Wilverglen Lamey
Match Commissary: Garfield McDonald

Humble Lion’s slow grind to improvement under Coach Lenworth Hyde Sr continued, with a 1-1 draw at their Effortville Community Centre home ground against defending champions Harbour View, as the second round of the Digicel Premier League got under way yesterday.

The point earned did not alter either team’s position, with the champions at seventh on 17 points and Humble Lion 11th on 11. While both camps took heart in the fact that neither lost, Donovan Hayles believes the champions have now answered questions about their resilience after faltering badly towards the end of the previous round with losses to Benfica and Village United.

“We played a young team today and I am pleasantly happy with the performance as the side has definitely shown that it is back on track and will get better,” Hayles told The Gleaner.
Injury to senior players like Jermaine Hue and Marcelino Blackburn was hurting, but Hayles was more than heartened by the performance of youngsters he inserted like 17-year-old Kemar Lawrence at left back and Oneil Fisher in midfield.

Home side

The home side also had their moments to savour. Much to their delight, their team broke the recent sequence of conceding early goals, as well as the need to come from behind when Denzil Watson scored in the 32nd minute.

The dreadlocked player is fast becoming the team’s ‘Mr Reliable,’ following up the energy he provided in creating the assist last Wednesday that ensured an important share of the points against rampaging Tivoli Gardens.

Watson’s goal not only lit up the afternoon, but also reflected the general direction of a work in progress under Hyde to get a settled starting eleven. Kimroy Davis, used as a substitute in previous games, was the finisher, but Watson’s execution – from the way he expertly collected the pass, moved towards goal, then dummied a defender before firing past Richard Barrett in goal – was truly brilliant.

However, any hope the home fans had they could enjoy their maiden first-half lead was dashed when Christopher Harvey headed home from a corner in the 43rd minute, to pull the visitors level.

It was a strike that left Hyde visibly disappointed, as it bore the mark of their defensive Achilles heel – inept lapses when having the game under control. However, that frustration was clearly evened out in the end, as he acknowledged Harbour View’s greater exertion of attacking pressure in the second half that could have taken all three points away.


Denzil Watson (Humble Lion) 32nd
Christopher Harvey (Harbour View) 43rd

Jamaican Coach, Altimont “Freddie” Butler achieves Championship honours and promotion to Norway’s Tippeligaen as Sogndal wins Division 1 while kicks-off the Academy in November.

Sogndal IL won the second division title with an accumulation of 55 points over a span of 27 games and joins the elite group of Norwegian clubs next season in the Tippeligaen.

Academy 2010/11

Freddie Butler is looking forward to the academy starting November 1, 2010 after recently joining the Norwegian Club.

Freddie Butler, which this year will be the main instructor at the academy, looking forward to the academy starting 01 November.

He has just concluded a 3-week long stay in England, where he has taken the UEFA C course and host the visiting club in Chelsea. Butler wants to continue the basic progress in the academy, with a focus on individual skills, knowledge and attitude.

Butler says that: “I want to contribute my experience in life as a top player and practicing, and be able to add conditions to ensure that those who want to be able to develop as footballers.”

Academy coordinator Sebastian Kaldestad are very pleased to have been a resource that Freddie on the team “Freddie is an outstanding practicingCoach, which is very good 1 to 1 and has a special ability to bring out the best in the players he works with.” In addition to Butler, Havard Flo comes to help again this year. ” “The level of administration this year is very high and the basis for good player development is definitely present” continue Kaldestad.

The Academy starts on November 01.

When all the boys and girls born from 1995 to 2000 are invited to the CONSTRUCTION Room in Sogna Hall at 3:00pm, where you get to meet this year’s instructors and information about the program, which means that anyone who wants to, can join in to tryout in the first week of the Academy.


Freddie Butler will also take part to help the Mini Academy and says that, “although the high activity and play should be on display among the youngest, it is important that we get a clear understanding of the talent as players come into the system and look to move upwards “, the Academy which starts Saturday 06 November, and continues with classes on weekends until the end of March.

Former Harbour View FC striker 24 year old, striker Luton Shelton has scored 11 goals this season with 1 assist. This Sunday, Vålerenga IF will receive their well-deserved silver medals at home for their second place efforts in the Norwegian Tippeligaen (Premier League) 2010.

The celebration begins with the fight against third placed Tromsø Vålerenga when they go to maintain their fantastic home statistics.
After the game players, coaching staff and Managers will receive their silver medals, in addition to honours to those who have contributed significantly to Vålerenga IF this season.

They follow by going to sing at the Vål’enga church along with all the supporters and watch on the big screen the highlights of the season.

Former national striker Fabian Taylor has had a torrid time in the Norwegian league over the past two seasons as he has suffered one injury after another. This has led to the former Harbour View talisman contemplating quitting the sport.

“I am undecided if I am going to stay in Norway or just give up football for good,” Taylor declared. “It (football) is really not treating me good injury-wise, it is really slowing me up and I am not getting to perform like how I use to, and know I can.

“Right now, I am undecided as to what I am going to do. I am even thinking about giving it a rest for a little while and see how best I can come back or venture into something new,” he elaborated.

The 30-year-old who has spent three seasons in the Norwegian league managed 14 goals in his opening season, but this was not enough to prevent his club from being demoted to the second division. His club came close to regaining promotion to the first division in the just-concluded season but fell six points short of division winners, Asker FK (57 points). Taylor saw limited playing time due to his injuries and lack of fitness, and only scored six goals.

“For me, as a player, it has been a disappointing and really challenging year,” Taylor bemoaned. “I broke my leg last season and didn’t play at all and I was struggling for most of this season. Then I got injured just before the season finished and did a small knee operation, so it has been a really rough time for me.”

Both injuries were sustained during training. Taylor also has another problem as, with his club being part of the second division, he will not be granted a work permit for next season, as foreign nationals are not given work permits to play below the first division.


Taylor said: “I have another year left on my contract but I am undecided because I cannot play in the second division anymore because I am a foreigner. As a foreigner, you are not going to, able to get a work permit playing in the second division in Norway.”

Taylor’s former Harbour View teammate, Dwayne Miller, has reaped success in his inaugural season with Swedish Division One Club Syrianska FC. Miller, in establishing himself as the number-one ranked custodian in the league led his team to the coveted championship title and promotion to the country’s premiership next season.

The 23-year-old stopper recorded 20 clean sheets, which contributed to Syrianska FC winning the League on goal difference – by one goal.


In his first season with the Swedish Division One Club, Jamaican goalkeeper Dwayne St Aubyn Miller won the coveted championship title, establishing himself as the number one ranked custodian in the league and in the process elevated his club to the country’s Premiership next season.

Starting in most of the 50 games played in the league and knockout competitions, the 23-year-old Jamaican stood out with a consistent display in recording some 20 clean-sheets, which in the end contributed to Syrianska FC winning the League on a goal difference, of one goal.
Syrianska FC and second-placed Norrkoping each scored 56 points, but Syrianska FC held a +19 goal difference to Norrkoping’s +18.
In the final game on Saturday, October 23rd, Syrianska FC won by 3-0 over Vasby United. Norrkoping faltered to only draw 1-1 against third-placed GIF Sundsvall.

Recovering from a pre-seasonal thigh injury, as he acclimatised to the frigid conditions after returning from training in Turkey, Miller’s discipline, commitment and fixity of purpose propelled him to soon regain his first string position and he secured that spot to impress all in the league.
The national player is expected home shortly, according to his agent Romel Wallen.