With the news of Fabian Taylor being ready to go on loan to the MLS franchise the New York/New Jersey MetroStars soon the other strikers are in a race to takeover the number one spot.
First to open his account was Nicholas McCreath in minute 23 when he tapped home a right-sided square from Lovell Palmer. Four minutes later Greg Gardner and McCreath darted left with the defenders in tow as Daniel Shaw went right, the quick thinking Jermaine Hue went to Shaw who lobbed the advancing goalkeeper to make it two nil, until the break.
Minute 65 was the advent of the third goal as substitute Jomo Gordon completed a sweet move from Daniel Shaw to McCreath who shunted to gordon twelve yards out to score.
He repeated the feat in the 82nd when he outsmarted the defenders at the halfline sprinted goalwards to beat the goalkeeper and score his second.
As if challenged for superiority, McCreath came alive by converting Craig Stewart’s left-sided cross. Then latching onto a through pass from Shaw, to be cut down twice, in the area, before getting up to complete a hatrick, when he stroked home the resulting penalty kick in the 90th minute, too round out the 6-0 routing.
The return leg is on Wednesday at Gray’s Inn in St. Mary.
FABIAN TAYLOR AGAIN NAMED “PLAYER OF THE MONTH” FOR FEBRUARY!
Follow similar awards in September 2003, November 2003, January 2004 once again the goalscoring exploits of Fabian Taylor has been voted “ Player of the month” for a record four times out of a possible six and is already odds on favourite to be “ Player of the Year” with only two months left.
FABIAN TAYLOR FOR LOAN TO THE MLS
New York /New Jersey METROSTARS!
The club is currently in discussion with the MLS franchise the New York/New Jersey MetroStars for Fabian Taylor to go on loan in the next few weeks. He will join his former teammates Wolde Harris (Kansas City Wizards) and Damani Ralph (Chicago Fire) in the American top League.
Fabian currently represents the Jamaican National team the “Reggae Boyz” with 29 caps having scored on nine occasions, while leading the Premier League standings with 19 goals for Harbour View Football Club and 52 goals overall in his four years at the club.
HARBOUR VIEW MASTERS ASSIST “NEPTUNE BASIC SCHOOL”
The Harbour View Masters completed their annual community outreach, with the Neptune Basic School who are the beneficiary. By painting up the front of the building with shapes and numbers 1 to 10 as requested, and bringing cartons of biscuits from Jamaica Biscuit Company Limited for the kids ages 2 to 5 years old.
Further assistance from the collaborative effort with the Jamaica Observer newspaper promotional team with door to door sales throughout the community on Saturday morning of the 30th Anniversary Supplement, a contribution from these sales will be presented next Sunday, at the halftime of the home Premier League game versus Waterhouse.
The team recorded record high sales of the newspaper in the community surpassing the previous best by at least 50%.
We thank all the members of the community for their support in this venture.
HARBOUR VIEW ENJOY THANKSGIVING CEREMONY AT ST. BENEDICT’S CATHOLIC CHURCH.
Members of the Harbour View Football Clubs Premier League Team lead by Captain and National Defender Damion Stewart, in addition to executives lead by President Sydney Masters, attended the 8am Thanksgiving service held at the Catholic church of St. Benedict’s in east Harbour View on Sunday morning.
The inspiring mass was a enjoyable occasion for all and the blessings flowed freely, leaving the possibilty to repeat other such events throughout the community.
Other club supporters lead by Mr and Mrs Ossie Douglas and Curtis Simon from the Masters League were in attendance.
HARBOUR VIEW EMERGES WITH STUNNING 4-0 VICTORY OVER ST. MARY CONTENDERS STAR COSMOS AT HOME!
After going down to a disappointing 3-0 loss recently to Arnett Gardens in a closely contested game where plagued by extensive injuries, absence through national duties and poor defending made a mockery of the real game. “The Stars of the East” cruised to a comfortable comeback to trounce bottom of the league team Star Cosmos who were have their best period by not losing in the third round as against the poor form of “the View” in not winning in the round. All that changed quickly as players took on role responsibilities in the absence of the injured leading goal-getter Fabian Taylor to register their first goals for the season led by Nicholas McCreath with two strikes, Greg Gardner with the opener and Daniel Shaw returning from injury in October 2003 to top it off late in the game. The presence of physical trainer Neville Myton and assistant coach Calvert Fitzgerald helped rejuvenate the sluggish form of the team.
Changes in the starting line-up significantly signaled a more purposeful effort from the outset where custodian Leon Grey re-emerged between the sticks, National defender and captain Damian Stewartreturned after an outstanding performance against Uruaguay, midweek, Clifton Wuagh back from injury, Christopher Harvey returns from national Under 23 Olympic qualifiers in Mexico, Jermaine Hue restated his presence after much acclaim in the national tour in China accompanied there by promising young talent Lovell Palmer while Greg Gardner partnered McCreath upfront abandoning the one-man attack instituted in the former game.
Donald Stewart assisted Greg Gardner to open the scoring after 28 minutes when he rounded the goalkeeper, then Jermaine Hue found McCreath to improve the scoreline in minute 42 to go the break with a 2-0 advantage. Many forays into the opponents penalty area bore no fruit as shots from McCreath and a sizzling swerving drive from 23 yards out by Hue slammed the bar, Scarlett, Hue and Gardner hit wide and Stewart headed over the crossbar from a corner all meant the score should have increased in the first half.
Similar dominance in the second half continued as the improved physical preparation showed but lapses by Sean Fraser, McCreath, Gardner, Harvey, Stewart and Scarlett all added to the scoreline being lesser than impressive until McCreath from a Harvey cross then Daniel Shaw worked his way through the area to finish off a strong game blemished by ineffective finishing to remain joint second in the league with Portmore United who defeated Constant Spring by 1-0.
The Under 21 team leap-frogged over Star Cosmos into third place overall by securing a 1-0 win courtesy of the returning injured national Under 23 striker Luton Shelton in minute 63.
30th Anniversary Game!
A group of former Harbour View players based in the USA will be coming home for The Harbour View Football Club 30th Anniversary celebration and will organize a Masters Football match on Sunday, March 14th at 5:30pm at the Compound following the Under 21 game (1:00pm) Premier League game versus Waterhouse at 3:30pm.
The following overseas players have already agreed to participate in the game; Clennon Clarke,Altimont “Freddie” Butler, Howard “Juicy” Cain, Cornel Dyce, Richard “Duck” Green,Howard “Magic head” Kerr, Dougie Bell, Paul “Goosey” Bennett and “Boardeye” Irons more to confirm soon. Local players such as Barrington “Cobra” Gaynor, Peter Cargill, Dominic “Dom Dom” and Audley “Bully” Spualding and Kevin Rose will be invited for the guest team.
The local team includes players like Owen “Ital” Stewart, Ossie Kerr, Owen “Busta” Kirkland,Michael “Blacka” McIntosh, Richard Coke, Wayne” Yaya” Hunter, Roy Williams, Lancelot “Benny” Troupe, Ali McNab, DV Hayles, Clyde Jureidini, Barry Brown, Sydney McFarlane,Dexter and Dean Laidley, Anthony “Teedo” Tomlinson, Neville “Val” Richards, Michael “Zalla” Allen and many more will be there laughing.
Contact person: Clyde Jureidini –3698720 mobile,9780205 home, 9387155 or 66 at Club Office.
HARBOUR VIEW LETS IN LATE GOAL AS RENO RECOVERS IN 1-1 DRAW.
The ever reliable Fabian Taylor made his mark on the score sheet for the sixth consecutive Premier League game when he hit home a volley from the top of the box past National goalkeeper Aaron Lawrence in minute 41.
Good goalkeeping in addition to inaccurate finishing caused the scoreline to remain at 1-0 at the break as both Reno and Harbour View attackers each shot wide twice from close-in from difficult angles.
Substitute Delvano Brown came on just before the halftime interval to alter all that when he seemingly duplicated Taylors’ strike from the exact same spot in minute 63 to level the score and give Reno a share of the points on their trip back to Westmoreland.
Taylor,Craig Stewart, Rohan Afflick and Dino Williams all failed to open the gap between both teams as they tried to secure victory that in the end proved elusive, while Reno counter-attacked twice to evoke fears of losing three valuable points at the business end of the season.
Harbour View slipped to third overall on joint 44 points with Portmore United (+20) but with a lesser goal difference (+17). Tivoli leads on 48 points.
Kemar Petrekin continued his unslaught on the junior league goalscoring title as he again scored to take his tally to 15 in the record breaking time of 18 seconds.
He was supported by goals from midfielder Anthony Christie and Mervin Miller, his first for the club since joining within the new transfer window during January 2004.
They remain in fourth position overall on 27 points.