In an unattractive display of inconsistent football Harbour View again produced a below par first half performance against the maturing Invaders of Trelawny at the Compound this afternoon.

The result means that Harbour View has only scored one victory in their last six games when they played to a 4-2 win over Rivoli United. A record that reads as follows:

  • 0-1 versus Reno
  • 0-0 versus Star Cosmos
  • 4-2 versus Rivoli
  • 1-2 versus Waterhouse
  • 2-2 versus Constant Spring
  • 1-1 versus Invaders

The results reflect a current slump in form that has garnered only 6 points from the possible 18 points, 8 goals for and 8 goals against, twice we have not scored, twice we have scored only once, twice we have scored more than two goals, once have we not conceded a goal, twice we have conceded one goal,three times we have conceded two goals , Robert Scarlett has scored once,Lovell Palmer and Jermaine Hue has scored twice and Fabian Taylor has scored three times.

A first half that created very little excitement was punctuated by a 36th minute tap home on the line by an unchallenged Livingston Williams who benefited from a free header at the back post resulting from an indirect free-kick. The half ended Invaders 1-0.

A totally different Harbour View came out in the second half with a sense of urgency that signalled they came to play as Invaders packed their defence with six players and looked for the occasional counter-attack through ace forward Thomas Grant who gave the defenders a torrid time all afternoon with his blistering pace and shots on the run.

Coordination was smooth in midfield and flowing upfront, it peaked with the introduction of Conrad Hunt, Nicholas McCreath’s return and Kemar Petrekin was added culminating in a passing combination of Jermaine Hue finding McCreath whose shot goalward was blocked at the far post by custodian Richard McCallum for Fabian Taylor once again to follow through and score his ninth of the season.

The disappointed group of supporters filed out of the gates as they pondered the next game performance on the weekend against league leaders Waterhouse.

HARBOUR VIEW AND CONSTANT SPRING PLAY OUT A 2-2 STALEMATE!!

On a damp and bumpy surface two ball -playing teams struggled to perform anywhere near their true potential game levels as combative midfield play dominated a gripping contest that produced four well taken goals.

The first ten minutes of the game belonged to the more assertive Constant Spring team that threw at least seven players into an attacking foray chanelled down the right flank in an obvious ploy to keep Robert Scarlett’s focus on defence and possibly force the youthful team into errors. The game plan worked but the final execution was poorly lacking on no fewer than four occasions early on as “The View” seemed resting on the blitz of the last round and as ardent fan Ossie “D’ remarked “ the Harbour View team is on it’s way from Half Way Tree to the game and hopefully would turn up for the second half” his lifelong friend and regular return visitor to Jamaica Cornel “Biggs” Delisser chuckled a bit embarrassed by the flimsy display while wondering if he was the ‘bad card’. This was not the team he had heard so much about and it was not.

Hit by injuries to many senior players Damion Stewart, Daniel Shaw and Jermaine Hue plus both Christopher Harvey and Luton Shelton absent away in Guatamala in the Olympic qualifier maens the new starting eleven was boosting five new players of which the midfield facing Constant Spring was again heavily dependent on youthful skills with very little experience but a heart of gold mixed with a heavy dose of commitment and motivation. Lovell Palmer rose majestically to head home a pass from Jomo Gordon at the far post when he had won a deflected header from Akeem Priestley’s corner kick to assume the lead midway the first half. The half ended 1-0.

In almost a duplicate of the first goal the deflected ball from a corner fell on the quite able right boot of Nicholas McMorris about the penalty spot for him to hammer home for the equaliser. With the entry of the injured Jermaine Hue after the sixty eight minute the coordination followed soon thereafter between Robert Scarlett and himself midway the opponents half as the rotation slipped the Constant Spring marker for Jermaine to advance towards the penalty area unopposed to deliver a telling bomb that had to be released from the grasp of goalkeeper Leighton Murray for the alert Fabian Taylor to tuck it home from 6 yards for his eight goal of the season ( second overall) re-establishing the Harbour View lead.

There was to be one more twist of fate in the ninetieth minute as the more than capable experienced defence allowed the quality of Markino Gillings to outfox them by slipping by Donald Stewart to get a clear shot at goal and piercing Leeroy Grey’s goal to again equalise at the death.

Harbour View 2 Constant Spring 2.

By virtue of this draw Harbour View and Waterhouse are level on 25 points at the top of the Premier League table. Waterhouse seemingly also dosing, lost 0-3 to Rivoli United.

ON THURSDAY NOVEMBER 27th AT 3:00 pm HARBOUR VIEW TAKES ONINVADERS F.C. OF TRELAWNY AT THE COMPOUND

WATERHOUSE OUTSHOT HARBOUR VIEW BY 2-1 IN THE FIRST END OF ROUND FINALS

The hard running centre forward Uchewe Chinereye made all the difference at the Tony Spaulding Sports Complex this afternoon as his third minute strike was enough to put the determined “Stars of the East” on the backfoot early.

Try as they might it was not enough to plough their way back from another early strike after just eight minutes into the second half from the leagues’ leading goalgetter Kevin Lamey who accepted a most fortunate gift of a deflection from a right-sided square that fell at his feet before the surge of goalkeeper Leon Gordon could shut it down.

Waterhouse 2 Harbour View 0.

The fight, effort and slick ball movement of the Harbour View aggregation was thwarted in the first half by aggressive tackling by the Waterhouse team from the start as three blatant fouls were committed in the first two minutes before a pass from midfield was chased by the lanky Nigerian as he outsped Christopher Harvey to the left of the penalty area before eluding Gordon in goal by slipping it inside his near post for the first blood. Newly invited National midfielder Jermaine Hue orchestrated the moves assisted by Robert Scarlett, Fabian Taylor and sprints from Luton Shelton but dominance was slow to become penetration. As the half ended Waterhouse responded with the consistent runs down the right flank with Chineyre the target and the motivator as national defender Damion Stewart had his hands full.

The second half saw a reshaped Harbour View unit takeover the game with more coordination that clearly unsettled their opponents but yet again the penetration came long after when a snap shot 32 yards out from young Lovell Palmer rippled the back of the net to the surprise of the packed crowd. Two minutes later a four man move found Taylor at the top of the box who slipped it left for Scarlett but his feeble shot trickled wide of the far post with Loxely Reid beaten. A minute later a diagonal pass from William Richards found the head of Palmer infront of goalkeeper Reid only to see his header slide past the upright, somehow it seemed the game had slip by with the effort and so it remained to the end save for one moment of high drama in the 90th minute.

With the clock ticking away a last gasp effort from Harbour View was to pick out Scarlett inside the area amongst four defenders as he turned sweetly goalwards he was tripped as Waterhouse scrambled the ball away. Fabian Taylor rushed the referee and all eleven players vehemently demanded a penalty but Howard Stennett said play on much to the disappointment of the supporters, players and management staff as a good game stumbled to a rather frustrating end.

Congratulations Waterhouse as the End of First Round Champions

PORTMORE UNITED DEFEATS RENO BY 5-2 IN THE JFF UNDER 21 FINALS.

Addison Parks’ poor field condition was the most memorable aspect of a game that vaguely resembled football as the disappointed league leaders dragged themselves away from the picturesque hilltop town with only a point to show.

The rainy season made a perfect mess of a surface that was never ever going to lend itself to a good game of football because of its unevenly prepared nature based on a muddy texture of clay highlighted by a unplayable cricket pitch smack dab in the middle of it.

The newly upgraded complex was pleasantly beautified by the wide range of people that assembled keen on enjoying their new found Premier League status while crowding the hills above the grounds they shouted, danced and cheered gleefully at every half chance imaginable but unfortunately the attackers did not possess the ability to score.

Harbour View played without enthusiasm in trying to contain them, stayed out of trouble and sort to score occassionally while avoiding injuries. Those efforts goalwards was handled most times on the second attempt by the custodian who relished the damp conditions.

With 20 points we still lead the League with a game in hand against Reno rescheduled for next Tuesday November 4th at Reno, closely followed by Waterhouse and Portmore United (formerly Hazard) on 19 points, Tivoli Gardens on 18 and Village United on 16 points round of the top five places. The final round of games will take place this Sunday.

Fabian Taylor’s early strike after four minutes set the pace for his strike partner Luton Shelton to increase the first half lead to 2-0 when he ran onto yet another Jermaine Hue excellently weighted through pass to steer his left-footer wide of the advancing Edsel Scott in the Tivoli goal. With 27 minutes on the clock and counting the West Kingston unit looked a troubled bunch but was let of the hook when Fabian Taylor one-on-one was parried wide by Scott, then a similar play repeated itself with Shelton shooting wide.

Slowly each attacking move by Tivoli came closer and closer as Roland Deans’ header beat Leon Gordon to hit the upright and then the cool William Richards dribbled nonchalantly out of danger to the annoyance of the Tangerine and Black massive that had assembled.

Fabian Davis’s freekick was expertly handled by Gordon as he brought leadership to his team assisted by good runs down the left from Christopher Jackson and genuine hardwork mixed with skill from Marvin Morgan in midfield but the Harbour View defensive unit stood firm.

The second half arrived after the intermission bubbled with the performance of the now popular ‘Harbour View Cheerleaders’ as they danced and pranced to disco and reggae music. The Harbour View Primary School Grade 3 gave a most heart-warming rendition to celebrate Heroes Week under the guidance of their teacher. The major upheaval was yet to come as Christopher Nicholas made his grand entrance onto the field around the hour mark and he soon outfoxed the clever defence to score from an acute angle in the 73rd minute. As Hue was stretchered off injured, Daniel Shaw was relieved of his duties after suffering from the flu all week and Richards substituted for Sean Fraser all meant the senior midfielders were replaced by less experienced players when Tivoli was on the ascendency.

Harbour View repeated their mistakes in the first half when Taylor, then Hue and then substitute Fraser all beat the defensive offside trap but failed to beat the onrushing Scott.

Tivoli attacked and Harbour View held firm until FIFA Referee signalled the end of the game with Harbour View extending their lead to 19 points 4 more points than second placed Waterhouse who drew 1-1 with defending champions Portmore United (formerly

Hazard United) fourth on 13 points one behind Village United with 14 points in third spot.

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Left: Harbour View Primary students Grade 3 
Right: HVFC Cheerleaders

YOUNG GUNS COME UP FIRING EARLY! 
Lovel Palmer, Christopher Harvey,Conrad Hunt, Luton Shelton and Sean Fraser.

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Harbour View’s young players are having a good run initially at the start of the league while coordinating with the more established stalwarts lead by Captain Damion Stewart, Leeroy Grey, Clifton Waugh, William Richards, Robert Scarlett, Jermaine Hue, Daniel Shaw and Fabian Taylor.

With the likes of Nathan Wyatt, Kemar Petrekin, Michly Waul, Don Reece Edwards and Akeem Priestly also below the age of 20 years, willing and able lookout for the next generation of all these ten young players growing up in the big league.

10-MAN HARBOUR VIEW SPIRITS RISE TO THE CHALLENGE, TO OVERRUN VILLAGE BY 2-0 IN RAINY CONDITIONS IN TRELAWNY

The old spirit of the team came flowing back under adverse conditions at the Trelawny based Elleston Wakeland Centre in the top-of-the-table clash against Village United who had pledged to register their first home victory for the season.

In joint second position on 11 points, at the start of the seventh set of games in Round One the red hot ‘Village’ aggregation took the challenge to ‘The View’ in the early stages bent on scoring the first goal following their impressive result against Arnett Gardens in the previous game when they waltzed away 2-0 winners.

A different day a different way.

18 year old American forward Warren Ukah who was on pre-season trial with Harbour View trusted forward down the right flank and squared to leading marksman Teofore Bennett but his strike under pressure flew high over the crossbar. Bennett popped up again this time on the right to elude goalkeeper Leeroy Grey and shot goalwards for the recovering Captain Damion Stewart to block on the goal-line and clear upfield to safety.

While the alert looking Harbour View defence weathered the storm in midfield readjusted their shape to battle for the supremacy in possession and finally got it with precision passing that slowed the pace and inflicted the punishment of ball chasing around the largest pitch area in the league. The possession converted into attack and after a 17 pass combination Fabian Taylor was the last man standing free 14 yards to the right of the box but his powerhouse drive sailed wide of the target, much to the relief of the home crowd. Luton Shelton broke away twice on the flanks but he never ‘pulled the trigger’ in so releasing the pressure that had steadily built after the more defensive stance in the first fifteen minutes.

Then in 37th minute a bad distribution low down the centre of the field from goalkeeper Grey lead to a quick shunt to Ukah who broke freely towards the penalty area and was met full force by the body slam of 6 feet 3 inches 200 pounds of speeding goalkeeper Grey. A sudden stop, an on the spot FIFA referee, meant an immediate dismissal for the last man in defence, Grey, must go to have an early shower hence Daniel Shaw is sacrificed for goalkeeper Leon Gordon to face an immediate freekick just outside the area. The pressure is released as National Invitee Shawn Crawford fires high and wide.

Harbour View reassumes the midfield dominance through passing by bringing Luton Shelton back and right side while leaving Fabian Taylor as the lonely forward.

HALFTIME HARBOUR VIEW 0 – VILLAGE 0

A break of time, taught and objectives meant that new strategies could be employed but the real game would be played around the newest game element that of the pouring rain that suddenly descended on the proceedings. The more aware Harbour View players started the passing game once more across the vast terrain that seemed to hypnotise the watchful ‘Villagers’ who followed the moving ball willingly until the decisive final pass was executed around the penalty area when they tackled. One such indiscretion caused Jermaine Hue to find the towering Damion Stewart at the far left-side of the goal to head back to the right and score his first goal of the season in minute 48 and raced away in ecstacy to be chased by his teammates. Harbour View 1 Village United 0.

The heavens opened and down came the rain in torrents as Village ploughed forward uncertain of exactly how to penetrate the heavily manned Harbour View half now resembling a fortress with all hands on deck locked, ready and willing to battle for dear life reinforced with a strong mind, heart and the will to succeed. With the senior players Stewart, Gordon and Waugh standing their ground in defence in coordination with the zealous Christopher Harvey, William Richards stood firm in guiding young Turks Lovell Palmer and Luton Shelton to man mark, while Jermaine Hue marshalled possession in attacking midfield in concert with the brilliance of Robert Scarlett who terrorised the entire left flank surging forward and backward at top speed. Fabian Taylor waited patiently forward as he kept ball possession to invite other players to join him in forward positions or drawing fouls from the frustrated defenders until Luton Shelton’s forward run down the right produced a telling pass to make him turn his marking centre half and slide it wide of the diving goalkeeper to put the game beyond the reach of the opponents in minute 78.

The rain stopped soon after but the spirit of the team soared to new heights as they seemed to see the light at the end of the Round Final approaching (with 4 games left) if they can keep the form, spirit and renewed focus.

Harbour View leads the standings on 16 points over Waterhouse on 14 points, Portmore United (Formerly Hazard United) and Tivoli on 12.

HARBOUR VIEW TRAVELS TO FROM IN WESTMORELAND TO PLAY RENO WHO HAD DEFEATED ARNETT GARDENS AT HOME THIS AFTERNOON BY 2-1. THE UNDER 21 GAMES RESUME AT 3:30PM.

 

 

10-15pic_01Clifton Waugh had hammered a scorching Penalty into the back of the net for his first goal of the season, following Oniel Dunn’s fierce tackle on the speedy Robert Scarlett in minute 12 released from another Jermaine Hue pass.

As Arnett Gardens took over the initiative in midfield in search of an equaliser a defensive mix up left Kwame Richardson free alone if front of goalkeeper Leeroy Grey to toe-poke home from 15 yards as the ball ran agonisingly slowly across the goaline to save Arnett further blushes.

Then the urgency returned soon after as again the dominant Harbour View team reassumed the positive stance to take the game to its opponents. Possession converted to attacks easily but attack did not have that extra edge this afternoon as incomplete final passes hurt the promising ploys conjured up by “Coach of the Month” Donovan Hayles.

A steady diet of bad pass selections, miss cued squares and hesitant shooting robbed the team of apossible three points at home in front of a larger than normal midweek 3:30pm game crowd who had assembled to witness another epic battle between the two great gladiators of the Premier League. Luton Shelton danced by two defenders before hitting custodian Julian McKliesh, he would be targetted by Fabian Taylor, Lovel Palmer and again by Daniel Shaw twice all at the near post and then with two minutes to go the slick buildup on the left was floated far side for the overlapping Sean Fraser who shot from an acute angle instead of across goal to an unmarked Jomo Gordon. It was the the story of the game as the tensely contested game ended equal.

Arnett also had their moments as a thunderous right footer from Garth Bootha hit from 32 yards rang against the crossbar onto the line and back into play to be cleared as well as Keith Kelly’s drive from distance tipped away by Grey.

In the end Harbour View remained on top with 13 points and Arnett in mid-table on 8 points.

ON SUNDAY HARBOUR VIEW TRAVELS TO TRELAWNY AGAIN THIS TIME TO TACKLE THIRD PLACED VILLAGE UNITED. THE UNDER 21 TEAM WILL RESUME COMPETITION AT 1:00PM
DAMANI RALPH SCORES AGAIN TO WIN LAMAR HUNT CUP!

Congrats Damani for scoring the match winner in the 78th minute from a low square on the right which he met with a firm right that sizzled passed the ear of the goalkeeper to win the longest running league trophy in the history of American soccer – the Lamar Hunt Knockout Cup.

He and his Jamaican team-mate Andy Williams who came on as a substitute made their mark and celebrated with gold Medals presented along with the crystal vase embellished with the League logo immediately following the game.

The Harbour View Football Club Salutes you and your Family in your most Memorable moment, now go for the main prize and as always – Happy Hunting!

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Christopher Harvey, Luton Shelton in Olympic Qualifiers versus Cuba. Our two youngsters parade their skills at the Tony Spaulding Complex, Sunday October 12th.

 

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The biggest game in Jamaica’s Football History sees the Reggae Boyz against the World Cup Champions at Leceister in England on Sunday October 12th, 2003.

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Damani Ralph Scores 11th goal …called to play against Brazil !

He registered his 11th goal against the Los Angeles Galaxy in a 2-0 win, in the 58th minute that now moves the record upward. To make his point more emphatic he has scored another goal to win the semifinals in the Lamar Hunt Cup. Happy hunting Damani.

 

Keith Kelly rights to be returned to Harbour View FC from French Paris St. Germain…

The long awaited decision of the JFF was handed down after research with the French and Belgium Football Associations revealed that Harbour View is the rightful owners of Keith Kelly and will persue all aspects of the matters outstanding with Paris St. Germain of France and Belgium Reac Mons as to all related compensation. Harbour View has agreed to loan the player to Arnett Gardens for this season.

HARBOUR VIEW DEFEATS PORTMORE UNITED BY 1-0 IN A KEENLY CONTESTED AFFAIR TO TAKEOVER SOLE LEADERSHIP OF THE PREMIER LEAGUE !
Striker Jomo Gordon notches his first as a substitute.

He toiled feverishly without reward last Sunday against Seba United at the Compound and left the field a bit dejected after not being able to join his four teammates on the score sheet. Not to be outdone he watched the game replay on television seeking answers to his many probing questions ever searching the deepest recesses of his goalscorers mind to come up with the right stuff.

As if like magic, his determination to follow his lead strikers’ shot goalwards resulted in an easy tap in after 76 minutes. The uneven surface forced a competent goalkeeper in Shaun Sawyers to fumble a difficult drive from Fabian Taylor who had shaken off a rough tackle from his marker just outside the box to the right, he turned inside firing on the run with his lethal left foot into the neck of the custodian who had been clean all afternoon on a bumpy pitch.

Coach Lennie Hyde must feel hard done as both teams gave of their best physically under demanding conditions of the scorching sun. An uneven hard surface, a fierce pace for ninety minutes left international players on both sides obviously spent forces.

A tactical chess-game boggled the mind of spectators with see-saw defence, possession, attacks and counter-attacks blocked by good goalkeepers who displayed excellent positioning punctuated with fine ball-handling against the league leading finishers who between them racked up some 62 goals all toll last season. Reon Nelson record breaking 31, accompanied by the active partner in Andrew Morrison plus new acquisition and former record holder Oniel ‘Chippy’ McDonald (26) could not dent the powerful defence of Captain Damion ‘Stewpeas’ Stewart, Clifton Waugh, sweeper young National Under 23 representative Christopher ‘Jamel’ Harvey, 19 year old Lovell Palmer and the focussed Robert Scarlett with the experienced William ‘Gary’ Richards returning from injury for his first game of the season.

It could be easily mistaken for a caribbean international as stars of the islands glistened with Grenadian Anthony Modeste pulling the strings from deep midfield while wearing the Captains’ armband with the authority while Jermaine Hue flickered on and off in spurts as Tactician Donovan Hayles new 3-5-2 formation though offbeat with the absence of 19 year old Conrad Hunt stuck to its guns as they worked hard to wrestle the game away from the reigning Premier League Champions finally deliver the deadly blow in the last quarter inflicting on them the first defeat on the year.

Rivoli United remains the only undefeated team in the competition after playing to a 2-2 draw away to Invaders in Trelawny.

In the Under 21 game Champions Portmore United won by 1-0.

THE LEAGUE BREAKS FOR INTERNATIONAL GAMES AGAINST WORLD CHAMPIONS BRASIL NEXT SUNDAY OCTOBER 12th IN LONDON PLUS OLYMPIC QUALIFIERS AGAINST CUBA IN JAMAICA, THE FIRST GAME IN CUBA ENDED 1-1.
HARBOUR VIEW PLAYS ARNETT GARDENS AT HARBOUR VIEW ON WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 15th.

Striker Jomo Gordon notches his first as a substitute.

He toiled feverishly without reward last Sunday against Seba United at the Compound and left the field a bit dejected after not being able to join his four teammates on the score sheet. Not to be outdone he watched the game replay on television seeking answers to his many probing questions ever searching the deepest recesses of his goalscorers mind to come up with the right stuff.

As if like magic, his determination to follow his lead strikers’ shot goalwards resulted in an easy tap in after 76 minutes. The uneven surface forced a competent goalkeeper in Shaun Sawyers to fumble a difficult drive from Fabian Taylor who had shaken off a rough tackle from his marker just outside the box to the right, he turned inside firing on the run with his lethal left foot into the neck of the custodian who had been clean all afternoon on a bumpy pitch.

Coach Lennie Hyde must feel hard done as both teams gave of their best physically under demanding conditions of the scorching sun. An uneven hard surface, a fierce pace for ninety minutes left international players on both sides obviously spent forces.

A tactical chess-game boggled the mind of spectators with see-saw defence, possession, attacks and counter-attacks blocked by good goalkeepers who displayed excellent positioning punctuated with fine ball-handling against the league leading finishers who between them racked up some 62 goals all toll last season. Reon Nelson record breaking 31, accompanied by the active partner in Andrew Morrison plus new acquisition and former record holder Oniel ‘Chippy’ McDonald (26) could not dent the powerful defence of Captain Damion ‘Stewpeas’ Stewart, Clifton Waugh, sweeper young National Under 23 representative Christopher ‘Jamel’ Harvey, 19 year old Lovell Palmer and the focussed Robert Scarlett with the experienced William ‘Gary’ Richards returning from injury for his first game of the season.

It could be easily mistaken for a caribbean international as stars of the islands glistened with Grenadian Anthony Modeste pulling the strings from deep midfield while wearing the Captains’ armband with the authority while Jermaine Hue flickered on and off in spurts as Tactician Donovan Hayles new 3-5-2 formation though offbeat with the absence of 19 year old Conrad Hunt stuck to its guns as they worked hard to wrestle the game away from the reigning Premier League Champions finally deliver the deadly blow in the last quarter inflicting on them the first defeat on the year.

Rivoli United remains the only undefeated team in the competition after playing to a 2-2 draw away to Invaders in Trelawny.

In the Under 21 game Champions Portmore United won by 1-0.

THE LEAGUE BREAKS FOR INTERNATIONAL GAMES AGAINST WORLD CHAMPIONS BRASIL NEXT SUNDAY OCTOBER 12th IN LONDON PLUS OLYMPIC QUALIFIERS AGAINST CUBA IN JAMAICA, THE FIRST GAME IN CUBA ENDED 1-1.
HARBOUR VIEW PLAYS ARNETT GARDENS AT HARBOUR VIEW ON WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 15th.

HARBOUR VIEW SLAMS SEBA 4-1, AS FOUR NEW SCORERS EXCEL!

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After the chess game ground to a halt at the end of the first half both coaches Donovan Hayles and his former neighbour Donald ‘Billy’ Perkins in assistance to Everton Tomlinson would have felt unsure if the glass was half empty or was it half full?

The scoreline remained undisturbed but clearly both benches were.

Fabian Taylor is hit badly in his spine and returns for only 6 minutes, he goes to the hospital for precuasionary checks..

Enter the second half and the good sized crowd grew in expectancy as Special Guests were introduced ranging from ‘The Doctor’ Beenie Man, world youth sprint sensation Usian Bolt in the company of his friend and ace quarter miler Jermaine Gonzales, Former Champion Player/ coach Trevor ‘ Jumpy’ Harris, Music Producer/manager Donovan Germaine was all smiles as they enjoyed the halftime entertainment provided by the 17 highly motivated “Harbour View Cheerleaders”

As the dancers exited the field of play the stage was set for the real professionals to appear, be it in the Gold and Blue of the ‘View’ or the Red and Green of Montego Bays’ finest ‘Seba’.

The first shot sizzled wide goalwards, so Seba pushed across the halfline, Harbour View strung passes at the back and tried twice to release Robert Scarlett on the left.

The second worked, when Jermaine Hue found him free about the eighteen yard box and yes leftsided. No need for explainations as he waltzed towards the penalty spot the goalkeeper at his mercy he drove his pile driver into the right far side netting, smiled gleefully, then sprinted even faster down the touchline to celebrate his first goal this season and in so doing triggering of the same spark that would soon ignite into a flame for three other teammates to burn.

Minute 62 – The excessive running off the ball last Wednesday by 18 year old Luton Shelton was rewarded by a call-up to the National Olympic (Under 23 years) a day later by National Coaches Carl Brown and Peter Cargill who were in attendance. Today he waited just over a hour to out sprint a militant Seba backfour then blast by custodian Alric Henry from 21 yards to celebrate his first goal ever at the senior Club level.

Minute 73 – Daniel Shaw will not be outdone so he rifles in a torrid right footer into the net from 22 yards as the keeper is unsighted by a maze of defenders the tiny number 16 raises his hands in triumph as teammates rush to acknowledge his latest conquest.

Minute 79 – Dino Williams has entered the field immediately after the third goal and so convinced is he that his coach had sent him to make it four, he does just that when a combination between his strike partner Jomo Gordon fines him under pressure from a defender and the unrushing goalkeeper leaves him free from a good first touch, then a more determined drag away from the keeper and nestled against the net, 4-0.

But Seba always fights to the bitter end and so they did gallantly to pressure the defence into an error with resulted in a foul being called on minute 83, Jermaine Anderson steps forward to oblige with a really well taken penalty. A light drizzle blessed the surrounding as bright smiles appeared everywhere but greatest on coach Donovan Hayles , whose young oriented squad marches from the field victorious as they takeover the lead in the Premier League on 9 points, same as Constant Spring (1-0 over Star Cosmos ) but with a better goal difference of +5 to ‘Springs’ +2.

Portmore United formerly Hazard United (1-1 with Rivoli ) are third on 8 points, Arnett Gardens (1-0 over Tivoli ) 7 points fourth. Rivoli remains undefeated on 6 points.

HARBOUR VIEW FEMALES DEFEATS CAYMAN ISLANDS NATIONAL SQUAD BY 1 – 0, IN TWO GAME TOUR OF CAYMAN

female2001aThe second game ending in a draw after some missed chances by our girls on Sunday night that could not blemish the historic victory on Saturday night at the Truman Bodden Stadium before a fair sized crowd. A defenders goal at minute 68 was enough to make all the difference in the world as the 17 girls return on Monday morning, lead by Coach/Manager Vin Blaine.

Well done girls, keep it up!

NEXT SUNDAY OCTOBER 5th, HARBOUR TRAVELS TO PORTMORE UNITED FOR ANOTHER TOP OF THE TABLE CLASH WITH ANOTHER PREVIOUSLY UNDEFEATED TEAM

Another Fabian Taylor double strike was more than enough to extinguish the fire in the belly of Waterhouse as Harbour View scored the largest win by 2 goals to nil in the third round of the Wray and Nephew Premier League earlier today at Emmett Park, St. George’s College. The temperary home ground of Waterhouse as they put on the finishing touches at their newly built 5,000 capacity stadium at Drewsland is slated to be opened on Sunday October 5th, 2003.

On a day when four of the six scheduled games ended in draws, only Constant Springs’ one nil victory over Tivoli was the other three pointer as Harbour View eased into joint second position but with a superior goal average having scored four goals for and conceeded two, a goal difference of +2 as against Constant Spring with two goals for and one against, a goal difference of +1.
A disorganised looking Harbour View team at the beginning of the game, Waterhouse failed to capitalise on the many mix ups in defence and midfield as the teamwork was at sixes and sevens and were very fortunate the only ball in the back of the net was ruled offside by the alert officials. Gradually the coordination showed glimpses of happening. Late in the half one of the few counter attacking ploys was executed when Conrad Hunts’ pass found the very busy Luton Shelton who relayed to Jermaine Hue with his back to goal he pivoted, then slipped it wide to his right for Fabian who had lost his marker and drove it home from ten yards into the far post just ahead of the break.

Waterhouse seemed to be running out of attacking ideas as the game proceeded.
The second half saw a re-organised structure for Harbour View as Damion Stewart returned to his customary defensive role and the understanding of the teamwork seemed to click instantly as the waterhouse unit were stunned by an array of fast moving ball artistry that at times left the Live Televised audience in a dase as even the waterhouse supporters looked in awe as the ‘View’ came to life. Fabian Taylor latched on to the end of a Daniel Shaw counter square after catching Jermaine Hue’s left sided square at the back post to put the game out of reach. Another strike on goal was ruled offside but the excellent saves by both goalkeepers Leeroy Gray and Locksley Reid denied any further modifications to the scoreline.
There are no Under 21 game on Wednesdays only on Sundays.

This Sunday September 28th HARBOUR VIEW takes on SEBA UNITED at the Harbour View Stadium at 3:30pm following the Under 21 game at 1:00pm.

Harbour View Under 21 outclasses Invaders by 4 goals to nil.
Two goals by Kemar Petrekin and one each from Michley Wual and Jermaine Rowe were too much for the young Invaders as the KSAFA Under 20 Champions now reassembled found their groove and waltzed away convincing victors.


Since the days when the eager citizens of Harbour View grouped together at the Harbour View Primary School halls to meet and greet each other all around The love of football mostly then at the Minor League Under 16 years level before taking the conscious decision to enter the Major League in September 1974 after electing officers in the newly formed Harbour View Football Club previously named after the community only – Harbour View.

The View bounces back to winning wayswith a 2-1 victory over Invaders F.C.

International Reggae Boy Fabian Taylor opened his goal scoring account today with a double impact to lead title challengers Harbour View F.C. to their first win of the season over new entrant Invaders of Trelawny at the Elleston Wakeland Centre before a fair- sized crowd. The welcoming home for Clifton Waugh, Jermaine Hue and Leon Gordon was almost cancelled out by injuries to Robert Scarlett and William Richards suffered in training on Thursday , adding to Damion Stewart’s broken nose exactly a week before.

An intricate build up was delayed by a timely tackle that was diverted to Sean Fraser on the left and his one time pass was sweetly controlled by Taylor as he rounded a defender and the goalkeeper before composing himself and slotting home past the last defender on the line in minute twenty one.

Invaders struck back nine minutes later when the experienced Winston Anglin‘s quickly taken freekick at the top of the area found the unmarked Greg Taylor who scored from eight yards. As a fighting new unit of young and senior players, Harbour View summoned up just enough courage and class to steal a last minute (93rd) victory when their last gasp attack was converted by Fabian who celebrated the ball played to him by slamming home from close in.

ON WEDNESDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER – Harbour View travels to Waterhouse at 3:30pm in a Live Televised Game. There will be no
Under 21 games.
Harbour View Under 21 outclasses Invaders by 4 goals to nil.
Two goals by Kemar Petrekin and one each from Michley Wual and Jermaine Rowe were too much for the young Invaders as the KSAFA Under 20 Champions now reassembled found their groove and waltzed away convincing victors.

Harbour View reigns as U20 Champions!

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Once again coach Ludlow Bernard charges indicates they can step up to a higher level as the dominant U17 unit flexed their muscles at the KSAFA U20 competition for the third time as Champions following successes in 1998 and 1999 by defeating Waterhouse 2-1 at the Harbour View Stadium recently

Harbour View Triumphs as U13 Champs!

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Saeed Robinson and Romario Campbell scored to lift the title of U13 Champions over KSAFA opponents Tivoli Gardens at the Barbican playfield. An enviable
record of 45 goals for and only one against in the semifinal against defending champions
Meadhaven, lead by Romario ‘Rum Rum’ Campbell with 14 goals and Paul Cunningham
with seven (7). The ecstatic players,parents, fans and the club congratulates coach Sydney
McFarlane on attaining his first trophy as a Harbour View coach who has graduated from
being a former midfield player.

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Damani Ralph Shatters
MLS Rookie goalscorers Record…
With ten goals to his credit so far this year and another possible eleven
games to complete the roster, a new record has been posted by the Chicago Fire Rookie, erasing the 8 goal mark.

Special Reduced Prices of $200
Down from $300 only for
Harbour View Residents..
Lower prices will be available to Harbour View
Residents on Saturday afternoons up to 8pm at
our CashPot Window, remember Seniors over 55 years-FREE
and Children Under 12 years $100!

Robert Scarlett returns from Israels’ Maccabi Tel Aviv

After a day and a half of travelling Robert arrived in Israel to start a 7 day trial at the
30,000 supporter club. He trained daily and played well in two games winning the first
by 4-0 and the second an official Toto Cup tie ended in a 1-1 scoreline. He awaits the
clubs’ final decision.

Makes us the Champion of the BEST CHAMPIONS Ever in Jamaica’s football History.

Oh CHAMPIONS Again, what a feeling.

The two players that are constantly hounded at the National level for extraordinary performances only while others cruise, turned up the throttle yesterday to prove their worth to all detractors, fans and Harbour View die-hards celebrated with unbridled ecstacy.

Midfield maestro Jermaine Hue scored the pile driving winning goal after 20 minutes from the left side of the box that blasted the palm of custodian Shawn Sawyers out of the way on its way into the back of the net.

Then back in form brave-heart Leon Gordon was a man possessed with a mission to achieve Championship honours as he blocked, clutched and  frustrated every effort thrown at him for the last hour of the game.

The game was played at a hectic pace as Harbour View dominated the first half while Hazard came storming back in the second in search of the now elusive equaliser.

At the end Jamaica National Building Society Representative Mr Emile Spence  presented the Trophy to Captain Damion Stewart and he hoisted it all with the joyous group of teamates as they danced to rocking reggae rhythms.

The Most Valuable Player Trophy and a cash prize was presented to goalkeeper Leon Gordon.

Congratulations to coach Donavan Hayles, Manager Vin Blaine and all the Technical Staff and Players for their outstanding work  and of course all our diehard Supporters who never gave up and “Refused to Lose”

“COME ON THE VIEW”

The Boys in Gold and Blue.

THE PREMIER LEAGUE SEASON ENDED

WITH HARBOUR VIEW FINISHING SECOND OVERALL ON 65 POINTS TO HAZARD AS THE LEADER, ARNETT GARDENS THIRD AND VILLAGE UNITED FOURTH.

In the semifinals playoff Harbour View lost to Arnett Gardens at the Tony Spaulding Complex who in turn lost in the Finals to Champions Hazard United.

CONGRATULATIONS  to HAZARD UNITED for their consistent good performance –

Harbour View finished fourth overall because Arnett Gardens lost in the Finals.

We Thank everyone for there support over the season and look forward to another good season next time beginning on SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 14th, 2003.  

Former Harbour View Football Club and Reggae Boy Altimont “Freddie” Butler coached New Jersey Dynamo Reds Under 18 years Team – TOURS JAMAICA for the First time
June 18th to 22nd, 2003 staying at the Compound Hostel

A SUMMARY OF THE TOUR :

Wednesday June 18th:
Arrived at 1:00pm Continental Airways at Norman Manley Airport
Travel to Compound – Settle in Rooms, Eat Lunch, Rest, Train at 6pm, Dinner at 8pm.

Thursday June 19th (Election Day)
Breakfast 6am – Depart at 7am for Tour to Dunns River Falls
Match versus Harbour View FC at Compound at 7pm (HVFC 1, NJDR 0)
Dinner at 9pm

Friday June 20th
Breakfast 7pm -10am Tour of Kingston
including Bob Marley Museum, Statue, Stadium, Arena, Emancipation Park,
One other player arrive at airport, Lunch at 2pm
A very exhausted team plays – Match versus Arnett Gardens at 6pm (Arnett 5, NJRD 0)
Dinner at 9pm

Saturday June 21st
Breakfast at 7pm
1pm : 4 Team Tournament at Compound – H/View,NJ Reds,Constant Spring,Boys Town
Round Robin 40 minute games of 20 minutes each half – Top two into finals.
A rested and rejuvenated team plays much better to score big – NJ Dynamo Reds and Harbour View shares the trophy as both teams are tops overall.
Dinner at 9pm

Sunday June 22nd
Breakfast at 7am
Tour of Port Royal and Lime Cay
Lunch at 11am
Depart for Airport 12:30pm

Coming from a goal or two down seems to what gets the goalscoring machinery firing. Once again infront of our home crowd the end of first round finalist having to prove their worth as the new breed ‘Refuse to loose’ attitude came to the fore alongside the dangerous habit of conceeding the first goal to the opponents.

The ever present Denton Vidal was fortunately placed inside the box to pounce on a spilt ball that oozed from the grasp of goalkeeper Leeroy Gray in reaction to Theodore Whitmore’s under pressure flicked attempt on goal in minute 52.

The midfield concert was entertaining as it was breath-taking as both teams traded combination passes to and fro. The Home team clicked earliest and should have scored on at least three occassions inside the box but had efforts by Jomo Gordon, Fabian Taylor and Marvin Morgan blocked on the line by the keeper and defenders in addition to Jermaine Hue’s 20 yard curler bouncing back into play after crashing of the bar

Whitmore then replied with his band of merrymen in deliberate buildups that lacked genuine strike force to climax to a crescendo.

The three substitutes McCreath,Sean Fraser and Khareem Cooke all raised the tempo of the game and McCreath duly obliged in minute 88 having come on in minute 66, then a minute later appeared again to beat the defence and fire goalwards only to see goalkeeper Alrick Henry block inside the near post.

The game ended 1-1.

OTHER PREMIER LEAGUE RESULTS:

PREMIER LEAGUE RESULTS – SUNDAY NOVEMBER 24TH, 2002:
Arnett Gardens 3 Rivoli 1
Waterhouse 1 Wadadah 0

Reno 1 Village 1

Constant Spring vs. Tivoli was rained out, to be resheduled.

Bull Bay vs. Hazard was rescheduled to Thursday December 5th.

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