Premier League: 

An outstanding game of football was climaxed by a young aspiring player Kemar Petrekin’s strike after a 56th minute robbery from a fumbling defender to raced forward seven (7) yards just inside the penalty area to the left. He squared up his more experienced opposition goalkeeper, Robbie Scott before curling it accurately around him and into the far corner for the early lead that extended to the fulltime whistle on ninety minutes.

 

He ran forty (40) yards to the bench as all his team-mates and coaches embraced him he glowed, warmed by the occasion of scoring his first Premier League goal. The twenty one year old player who has waited eagerly for the last two years to emerge at this level after dominating the Under 21 League like no other. He was voted Most Valuable Player twice in consecutive seasons in addition to being the leading goalscorer, both times.

 

Highly combative, entertaining and gripping were but a few of the words football fans echoed as they departed the stadium with a broad smile on their faces slapping the palms of their hands with the ticket stubbs that they missed out on winning the four spanking new Goodyear Eagle NCT5 Tyres on offer as Gate Prizes. Defenders Jermaine Taylor of Harbour View and Dwight Heron of Tivoli Gardens beamed after accepting their game prizes as team Most Valuable Players by the respective Technical Teams.

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The more experienced, star studded squad of Tivoli Gardens contrasted with the youthful potential of hosts Harbour View who were determined not to be over-shadowed or frightened by the occasion being covered Live on Radio92FM. The momentum hit high gear early as Ronnie Amaguana on the right flank motored forward regularly to cross after dismissing more than a few illustrious names, while Ricardo White balanced his left-sided attack with accurate squares on of which fast moving captain Lovel Palmer just missed as he tried to execute a difficult volley attempt goalwards. An avalanche of thrusts forward by both teams were ably handled by both defensive units until Amaguana’s shot from distance wasn’t handle cleanly then Loxely Thomas hurried an angled shot skyward to ease the pressure on Tivoli. Hot-to-handle striker Christopher Nicholas was restrained by Harbour View’s Jermaine Taylor while his Tivoli namesake was the first casualty of an early substitution as the second half begun, new national invitee Oraine Simpson added spark to the already heated proceeding as World 100 Metre Record Holder Asafa Powell may have questioned his own speed as he looked on from the Grandstand alongside fellow athletes Usian Bolt and Jermaine Mason and Jermaine Gonzales.

Gutsy ground battles, slick passing and dashes down the wings were all halted somewhere around the edge of the penalty box as the tried and proven wit, skill and craft of Nicholas, paired with International midfielder Jermaine Johnson and then Roland Dean couldn’t unpry the tight Harbour View defence with William Richards and Donald Stewart leading the organisation before Oniel Smith replaced him late to bolster the team tactic to closeout the options late in the game. Tivoli ventured forward more often in search of the equaliser leaving Kevin King and substitutes Marcelino Blackburn and Rafiek Thomas to counter-attack through dribbles but on three occasion they over-dribbled while failing to get a pass or a shot off.

Rare penetrative attacks from both teams really threatened Ryan Thompson or Edsel Scott in goal but Thompson’s two saves scrambled away by his defence kept them at bay to retain the 1-0 scoreline.

UNDER 21:

Harbour View 0 Tivoli 0

HVFC_TivU21_01Harbour View remain sole leaders of the Premier League on 24 points.

On Wednesday, November 2, 2005 Harbour View hosts the Waterhouse FC at 3:30pm in a LIVE Televised game followed by the 6pm Under 21 contest.

Starting Lineup:

  • GK : Ryan Thompson,
  • Defence: Ronnie Amaguana, William Richards, Ricardo White, Jermaine Taylor,
  • Midfield: Loxely Thomas, Lovel Palmer, Richard Edwards, Donald Stewart,
  • Forwards: Kemar Petrekin, Kevin King.

Substitutes:

  • Marcelino Blackburn, Rafiek Thomas, Oniel Smith.
  • Not used: Leon Strickland, Leighton Murray, Nicholas Dodd.

Other League Results: (Home teams named first)

  • Waterhouse 0 Boys Town 0
  • Portmore United 2 Arnett Gardens 2
  • Seba 1 Reno 1
  • Village United 2 Constant Spring 1
  • Rivoli 2 Wadadah 1

 

Premier League: 

A 19th minute attacking move resulted in the decisive goal in the contest as the young striker Kevin King controlled beautifully on his chest then having goalkeeper Porter at his mercy stroked it wide of him to win the game. The buildup from deep inside their own half meant the ball played to Donald Stewart to launch a diagonal to Ronnie Amauga who relayed to the darting Kemar Petrekin to cross beating the entire defence to find the waiting chest of King who converted.

 

Harbour View dominated the first 45 minutes as they strolled around the lush National Stadium field with consummate ease in passing across the back then choosing when to attack. Possession was the name of the game as the “Stars of the East” took time to get their rhythm back after the week and a half following the rains and rescheduled games.

 

Few shots on goal highlighted the half as a frustrated looking Boys Town chased leather while defending being starved to attack.

 

The second half was the complete opposite as “The Red Brigade” came storming forward as Harbour View seemed content to encourage the attacks while shutting out all goal attempts. However about three half chances went abeging as the Boys Town forwards were not good enough to convert. Harbour View stood there ground as BT surged but could not penetrate.

 

Rare counter-attacks from King, Petrekin and Lovel Palmer threatened Kirk Porter in goal but his two saves kept them at bay to retain the 1-0 scoreline.

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UNDER 21:

Harbour View 0 Boys Town 2

Two second half strikes left Harbour View in the second position with Tivoli with three wins from three games in the lead.

Harbour View remain sole leaders of the Premier League on 21 points.

On Sunday, October 30th Tivoli Gardens comes to the Compound at 4pm and 6:30pm then on Wednesday, November 2, 2005 Harbour View hosts the Waterhouse FC at 3:30pm in a LIVE Televised game followed by the 6pm Under 21 contest.

Starting Lineup:

  • GK : Ryan Thompson,
  • Defence: Ronnie Amaguana, William Richards, Ricardo White, Jermaine Taylor,
  • Midfield: Loxely Thomas, Lovel Palmer, Richard Edwards, Donald Stewart,
  • Forwards: Kemar Petrekin, Kevin King.

Substitutes:

  • Oniel Smith, Nicholas Dodd, Sieon Giveans.
  • Not used: Leon Strickland, Sean Mason, Alex Thomas.

Other League Results: (Home teams named first)

  • Portmore United 1 Waterhouse 1
  • Reno 0 Arnett Gardens 1
  • Constant Spring 0 Seba 2
  • Wadadah 1 Village United 0
  • Tivoli Gardens 5 Rivoli 1

 

Coach Donovan “DV” Hayles is voted the September 2005 ” Coach of the Month” for the four wins by his team.  He has succeeded in achieving this award for the third consecutive year , well done Coach.

Congratulations Captain Lovel Palmer, who scored four goals in the first four games was named the September 2005 “Player of the Month”. This is his first award, hopefully he will win many more.

JAMAICA SCORES ANOTHER VICTORY OVER GUATAMALA.

Reggae Boyz continue their good form against World Cup campaigners Guatamala in Fort Lauderdale last Saturday evening at the former Miami Fusion Stadium by 2-1.

Harbour View striker Luton Shelton continued his rich goalscoring record by scoring after 41 minutes. Guatamala equalised a minute later from the kickoff  when custodian Shawn Sawyers pulled down forward Freddie Thompson for a penalty to be converted.

Village United’s Shane Crawford stole the show with a 30 yard left-footed bomb that exploded on contact with the net after 71 minutes to seal the game.

Congratulations to all four Harbour View players who were selected to travel ­ Lovel Palmer, Luton Shelton, Jermaine Taylor and Leighton Murray.

JAMAICA TRAVELS TO LONDON TO STOP AUSTRALIA ON SATURDAY!

Three players, Luton Shelton, Jermaine Taylor and Leighton Murray are again selected to go up against the “Kangaroos” in a friendly at Cravens Cottage as they prepare for World Cup 2006 qualifying playoffs.

Best of luck gents.

Result: Australia 5 Jamaica 0.

JAMAICA UNDER 20 GIRLS SCORE THREE BIG WINS TO ADVANCE. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Coach Vin Blaine and six Harbour View females ( Shaquira Duncan, Kimmia Parker, Paula Jackson, Shanique Mitchell, Petagaye Soman and Stacy-ann Johnson) formed part of the winning party in the eastern Caribbean last week with emphatic 5-0, 10-0 and 12-0 mauling of Caribbean Football Union neighbours to qualify for the next stage in the CONCACAF Tournament in Trinidad and Tobago in November. The top three teams qualify for the final stages in the region in the United States of America in January 2006. There the three CFU teams will be joined by three others from Central America and one each from USA, Canada and Mexico completing the group of eight.

Best of Luck ladies!

HARBOUR VIEW FEMALES ARE AGAIN KNOCKOUT CHAMPIONS 2005!!

Harbour View Female team worked hard to secure an early 2-0 advantage then squandered it to end 2-2 at the final whistle.

Penalty kicks were converted (3-2) with conviction to secure back-to-back Champions 2004-05 over League Champions Barbican at the Constant Spring grounds.

You go Girls!

SDF GIVES HARBOUR VIEW FC $500,000 TO ASSIST WITH LIGHTING FIXTURES.

The Sports Development Foundation presented to the Harbour View Football Club a cheque approved for renovation to the lights eroded by the hillside slippage from the heavy downpours in 2001, which has been repaired sometime ago by the Club.

We are grateful for the donation from the SDF which helps to defray some costs as we seek to keep improving our stadium to make it more consumer friendly while being entertained, watching the “Beautiful Game”. The handover was made at the SDF Offices on Phoenix Avenue by Mr Keith Shervington, Ludlow Watts and Saleem Lazarus to General Manager Clyde Jureidini and Club Executive, Micheal Jureidini, it was covered by Television and Photography.

THANK YOU SDF!!!


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Presentation to St. Benedicts and Harbour View Moravian Churches on behalf of Harbour View reunion in NEW YORK.

Representatives from both churches, St. Benedicts and Harbour View Moravian were guests at our Premier League games yesterday and President Sydney Masters and Coach Donovan Hayles handed over cheques each for US$803 to thankful recepients at the halftime to loud applause. Thirty two members from each congregation were in attendance.

The cheques were accepted by Mr Barry Colquhoune, Deputy Chairman of the Steward Board for the Harbour View Moravian Church from Mr Masters and Donovan Hayles gave to Ms Jacqueline Warburton, President of the Church Council of St. Benedicts the Moor Catholic Church

Premier League:

Hvfc-Rivoli05Two strikes in the second half propelled league leaders Harbour View Football Club further into the lead on eighteen (18) points from eight (8) games after losing in midweek to Village United.

Gregory Simpson 40 yard pile-driver from his venomous left foot rocketed into the roof of the net to leave not only the goalkeeper stunned but the ground in shock on the hour mark. His first goal for the club was wildly celebrated in the minutes that followed as the crowd slowly came back down to earth having witnessed this extra-ordinary feat.

Surely a candidate for goal of the week and possibly the season.

Captain Lovel Palmer regained his goalscoring form when he drove home a 74th minute penalty to lead 2-0 after Marcelino Blackburn was bundled over in the box. As much as the patrons applauded the goal the hope was that his earlier 16th minute volley from 20 yards crashing against the crossbar should have scored as the beauty climaxed a seven pass series that left the Rivoli team gazing in amazement, bewildered by the slick ball movement across the field as Palmer smashed the volley delivered in with pin-point accuracy from Ronnie Amaguana down the right flank.

Rivoli’s captain Omar Parker, who was red carded along with Blackburn who retaliated in minute 78, must have been disappointed after his troops turned in a spirited first half of good teamwork mixed with heavy off the ball running that threatened but failed to penetrate the defence marshalled by William Richards.

The absence of national defender Jermaine Taylor was hardly missed as he along with Leighton Murray and Luton Shelton were away in London for the Reggae Boyz game against Australia, which they were soundly trashed by 5-0. Ryan Thompson in goal and Kemar Petrekin upfront both looked the part as did the young Sieon Giveans in his first appearance.

UNDER 21:

Harbour View 3 Rivoli 1. 

A second half double strike from Kevin Woolery (68,85) and a late goal in time added (90) on by defender Ricardo Taylor was enough to erase an earlier strike (61) by Luke Soares as Harbour View stayed in the joint leadership with Tivoli with two wins from two games.

Harbour View remain sole leaders of the League on 18 points.

On Sunday, October 16, 2005 Harbour View hosts the Waterhouse FC at 3:30pm in a LIVE Televised game followed by the 6pm Under 21 contest.

Starting Lineup:

  • GK : Ryan Thompson,
  • Defence: Ronnie Amaguana, William Richards, Alex Thomas, Gregory Simpson,
  • Midfield: Loxely Thomas, Sieon Giveans, Lovel Palmer, Donald Stewart,
  • Forwards: Kemar Petrekin, Marcelino Blackburn.
  • Substitutes:
  • Leon Strickland, Marlon Dixon, Nicholas Dodd.
  • Not used:

Marcelino Blackburn Red Carded

Other League Results: (Home teams named first)

  • Waterhouse 0 Reno 0
  • Constant Spring 3 Portmore United 3
  • Boys Town 2 Village United 2
  • Tivoli Gardens 4 Seba 0
  • Wadadah vs Arnett Gardens (not played due to Arnett travelling to Florida)

Under 21 starts with a 2-0 win at home.

The much delayed start of the Under 21 League got underway yesterday with a goal in each half by Ondino Griffiths and Dennis Neish lead the two time finalists to begin with a good victory at home.

Digicel has come on board to assist with Two (2) Million Dollars to the JFF and so the League will be played only on Sundays as a curtain raiser to the Premier League games until the completion of the third Round.

Premier League:

hvfc_seba05Early afternoon light showers made the surface slick and fast as the ball skidded across the turf the players chased hastily in pursuit, the coaches instructed caution and control but the game swung like a pendulum, to and fro at both ends before Lovel Palmer converted only to be ruled offside after 6 minutes.

The nerves settled, the instructions heeded and the danger averted Seba tried to pass around the ball at the back still confronted by snapping attackers trying to win the ball.

Dodd found King down the right only to be fouled just outside the box. Dodd continued the attack via the free kick in minute 16 for Loxely Thomas to head home at the far post.

Minute 28 produced goal number two as King beat his man twice on the right before switching to the left foot to blast against the crossbar from the shoulder of the custodian. The deflection fell to strike partner Richard West who stroked home out of reach of everyone from 8 yards, registering his first goal for Harbour View.

Kemar James broke the Harbour View defenses twice but his first shot blocked by goalkeeper Leighton Murray his second chance was headed wide at the near post.

He however would return in the second half when Seba held the advantage of possession to turn two 

defenders and shoot accurately to score the consolation goal after 65 minutes.

 

Marcelino Blackburn again provided an attacking spark as a substitute but his opportunity created by West was pulled into the side netting, as too the header from Kevin King to retain the 2-1 score line.

 

Harbour View maintained sole leadership of the League on 15 points.

 

On Wednesday Harbour View visits Village United in Trelawny then on Sunday, October 9, 2005 Harbour View hosts the Rivoli United at 6:30pm following the 4pm Under 21 contest.

 

Starting Lineup:

 

  • GK : Leighton Murray,
  • Defence: Nicholas Dodd, Jermaine Taylor, Alex Thomas, Gregory Simpson,
  • Midfield: Loxely Thomas, Richard Edwards, Lovel Palmer, Donald Stewart,
  • Forwards: Richard West, Kevin King.

 

Substitutes:

 

  • Marcelino Blackburn , William Richards , Rafiek Thomas.
  • Not used:, Sean Mason, Leon Strickland, Ronnie Amaguana, Orville Campbell, Dennis Clayton (Gk).

 

Luton Shelton who was cautioned for the third time, missed the next game.

 

Other League Results: (Home teams named first)

 

  • Rivoli United 2 Village United 2
  • Waterhouse 1 Constant Spring 0
  • Tivoli Gardens 0 Portmore United 0
  • Boys Town 1 Arnett Gardens 1
  • Reno / Wadadah – game rescheduled.

 

Rains islandwide caused slippery conditions underfoot as soft surfaces impacted of high quality games would sometimes be sacrificed for defensive organization highlighted by attacking accuracy to gain points.

Harbour View were clinical in finishing attacks while accommodating opponents surges with immature positioning that Arnett squandered to their own detriment later in the game. Early attacks from the “jungilists” found Kwame Richardson benefit from a cross that hit his shin before skidding wide of the upright after 6 minutes. Then another right sided cross was headed under pressure, outside the near post 8 minutes later by Tristan Bernard.

Harbour View responded when deep midfielder Richard Edwards powered a 23 yard bouncing effort at goal that hit the forehead of goalkeeper Julian McLiesh before bouncing back into the penalty area and cleared into touch. Lovel Palmer broke on the right but shot straight at a well positioned McLiesh while hard working Kevin King returning from red card suspension, was constantly being fouled and Luton Shelton was closely patrolled as always. Cautions to defender Jerry Walters by Referee Peter Prendergast soon slowed that trend as other defenders were verbally warned.

Another effort spurned by Gregg Taylor was saved by Leighton Murray low down to his right as King was again bundled over before the resulting Gregory Simpson left footed free kick was deflected for a corner. Nicholas Dodd’s kick was palmed wide by McLeish and King shot was handled as Prendergast pointed to the penalty spot in minute 44. Shelton drove the shot with ferocious power against the nylon net to go to the break at 1-0.

Arnett again started the half brightest with five men in midfield seeking the equalizer as Harbour View stood firm guided by the leadership of returning Donald “Foulie” Stewart in midfield replacing last games MVP Marcelino Blackburn as Loxely Thomas was elevated to an attacking role. Close encounters by the defense unit held out for the first 22 minutes as the entry of substitutes Ronnie Amaguana for Simpson, Blackburn for Loxely Thomas and Richard West for Shelton changed the game in favour of the visitors as the heavy surface took a toll on the legs of Arnett defenders as their attack fell away with dubious substitutions not appreciated by the crowd.

Dodd streaked down the right before crossing to West who simple relayed to King in the box to drive a grounder wide of McLiesh in minute 77 to go up 2-0. As the resulting kickoff unfolded in was greeted with sloppy defensive tackles that left Gregg Taylor with a half chance inside the box to score in minute 78.

Harbour View regrouped immediately warned by eruption of the supporters, the added urgency of the players and coaches they slowed the game and converted series of passes across the field to seize control again. Blackburn and West combined beautifully throughout as Jermaine Taylor stole the ball to stride forward into the opponents half then slipping a pass outside to West on the left flank who easily disposed of his marker to square for the motivated Blackburn to outpace the defence get a second touch to his control by headed into the goal in time added on as he raced to the corner flag to “get- jiggy and fan them off” dance in celebration.

Harbour View regained sole leadership of the League on 12 points.

Next Sunday, October 2, 2005 Harbour View hosts the returning former three time Champions Seba United of Montego Bay at home at 6:30pm.

Starting Lineup:

  • GK : Leighton Murray,
  • Defence: Nicholas Dodd, Jermaine Taylor, Alex Thomas, Gregory Simpson,
  • Midfield: Loxely Thomas, Richard Edwards, Lovel Palmer, Donald Stewart,
  • Forwards: Luton Shelton, Kevin King.

Substitutes:

  • Ronnie Amaguana, Marcelino Blackburn , Richard West,
  • Not used: William Richards, Sean Mason, Leon Strickland, Dennis Clayton (Gk).
  • Luton Shelton was cautioned for the third time and then misses the next game.

Other League Results: (Home teams named first)

  • Village United 4 Waterhouse 1
  • Seba United 1 Rivoli United 2
  • Reno 0 Tivoli Gardens 1
  • Portmore United 0 Boys Town 0
  • Constant Spring 1 Wadadah 1

Sheldon Palmer’s 75th minute header from a left sided cross sent his cheering supporters into rhapsody by recording their second victory from four matches and lifts them into fourth position on eight points behind leaders Harbour View with a superior goal difference, Waterhouse and Arnett Gardens all tied on nine points.

In a game that exhibited good technical skills, tactical awareness and individual flair the large crowd reveled in the cool atmosphere from as early as a hour before the game begun at 6:30pm. In a day specially designated as “FIFA World Fair Play Day” across the globe the introductory ceremony that included the entire local Football Fraternity represented by both team captains reading joint statement had set a somber tone that was well received by the audience.

Shawn Sawyers made two brilliant saves early from point blank range from the power runs of Marcelino Blackburn and then Lovel Palmer denying the host the lead, while he chased hastily across his goal twice to parry Luton Shelton 23 yard bombs to his right and left as Portmore slowed but did not control the attackers progress.

The half ended dogged by midfield battle lines drawn and strategies by both coaches to unleash players from their shackles while holding the opponents locked into possession and not scoring that all important first goal. After 61 minutes, Captain Lovel Palmer broke free with blistering pace from midfield and the deft chip from Loxely Thomas fell sweetly in his path just outside the penalty box. He waited calmly for it to fall below his chest and watch it sit in the lush grass waiting to be spanked goalwards.

Just then he thought was I offside or am I truly free, it that moment of indecision the alert goalkeeper Sawyers quickly closed down the space and his angle as his defenders retreated hastily towards the ball. Palmer struck onto Sawyers leg and the rebound went 120 yards to Ronnie Amaguana the substitute who blasted goalwards as Sawyers again blocked high to his left and his now recovered defenders scrambled the chance away to safety. Coach Paul Young breathed anxiously as Donavan Hayles scratched his bald path in disbelief as the best opportunity was spurned.

The rest was to come as a heartbreaker to the Harbour View fans as a signal sounded when under pressure Steve Morrisey’s miscued shot bounced off the upright then four minutes later another left sided move produced a Tyrone Sawyers cross that found Palmer’s head between two defenders to register the winning goal of the interesting game.

Giveaways to first two season ticket holders from WATA and gifts from JAMBISCO to players of the game (Marcelino Blackburn and Anthony Modeste) for both teams ended the ceremonies as the crowd filed out homewards.

Our next game is against Arnett Gardens at the Tony Spaulding Complex on Wednesday, September 29th at 5pm.

Starting Lineup:

  • GK : Leighton Murray,
  • Defence: Nicholas Dodd, Jermaine Taylor, Alex Thomas, Orville Campbell,
  • Midfield: Loxely Thomas, Richard Edwards, Lovel Palmer, Marcelino Blackburn
  • Forwards: Luton Shelton, Leon Strickland.
  • Substitutes:
  • Kemar Petrekin, Ronnie Amaguana, Richard West.
  • Not used: William Richards, Sean Mason, Gregory Simpson, Dennis Clayton (Gk),.
  • Red Card: Kemar Petrekin in the 88th minute.
  • Yellow Card: Luton Shelton, Richard Edwards.

Other League Results: 
(Home teams named first)

  1. Village United 2 Seba United 2
  2. Rivoli United 0 Arnett Gardens 1
  3. Waterhouse 3 Wadadah 1
  4. Tivoli Gardens 2 Constant Spring 0
  5. Boys Town Reno (rain, rescheduled to a later date)

 


 

Harbour View take Sherwin Williams/ColourScape Women’s KO title

WomensfootballBHarbour View FC retained the Sherwin Williams/ColourScape Women’s Knockout title with a 3-2 penalty win over Barbican at the Constant Spring playfield on Tuesday, September 20.

The game ended 2-2 in regulation time after Harbour View had taken a 2-0 lead through goals from Peta-Gaye Soman (12th minute) and Marvette Francis (32nd). Barbican fought their way back, courtesy of a double by substitute Yanique Goldspring, who struck in the 70th and 88th minutes to force the game into extra time.

An early season top of the table clash between two of the four only remaining undefeated clubs in the Premier League, ended the Reno fairytale run after three rounds on a muddy surface heavily supported by a large crowd.

When Loxely Thomas drove manfully into the soggy Reno penalty area before slidding home a grounder inside the near post just before the first half ended, it signalled the leadership of the new look Harbour View aggregation would remain intact not just of that game but the league with three consecutive victories on nine points.

Omar Dallas capitalized for Reno after just 8 minutes of all out attacks to lead when Leighton Murray fumbled an Andre Jarrett shot onto the crossbar.

The ball then fell invitingly to the foot of Dallas from 5 yards to tap into an open goal.

Captain Lovel Palmer equalized after 17 minutes. When the corner was headed on beyond the far post by Palmer as King chased he was pulled to the ground by goalkeeper Kenrick Blair. Referee Victor Stewart obliged by pointing to the penalty spot.

In minute 43, Nicholas Dodd’s pass down the right flanked was chased and robbed from the Reno defender by the industrious Kevin King to cross to Thomas to score and win the game.

A playing surface not best equipped for any game being drenched by continuous pre game showers only made a tough game more difficult but the commitment shown by Harbour View players was enough to hold off the challenge of a spirited Reno team. Counter attacking in spurts provided forwards Luton Shelton, Kevin King and Leon Strickland all with good shots on goals that brought out fine saves from Blair periodically.

Next Sunday, September 25, 2005 Harbour View hosts the only other undefeated Club in the League, Champions Portmore United at home at 6:30pm.

Starting Lineup:

GK : Leighton Murray,
Defence: Nicholas Dodd, Jermaine Taylor, Alex Thomas, Orville Campbell,
Midfield: Loxely Thomas, Richard Edwards, Lovel Palmer, Marcelino Blackburn
Forwards: Luton Shelton, Kevin King.

Substitutes: 
William Richards, Sean Mason, Leon Strickland.
Not used: Ondino Griffiths, Dennis Clayton (Gk), Kemar Petrekin, Marlon Dixon.

Reno’s Odeane Johnson and Harbour View’s Kevin King were ejected from the game in 81st minute.

Other League Results:

(Home teams named first)

  • Arnett Gardens 1 Village United 0
  • Seba United 0 Waterhouse 1
  • Wadadah 3 Tivoli Gardens 1
  • Constant Spring 0 Boys Town 0
  • Rivoli United 1 Portmore United 1

Another Goal from Captain Lovel Palmer is enough.

The 36th minute opener from “Captain Corageous” Lovel Palmer got the scoreboard ticking but it quickly stopped the forward thrust by a sleek looking Constant Spring aggregation at the Compound.

The 36th minute strike from a glancing header re-directed after diminutive right back Nicholas Dodd’s free-kick was met 13 yards from the near post before lodging in the far corner.

The opening foray say Luton Shelton streak away from defenders as Loxely Thomases 35 yard searching pass find its mark before Shelton beat everyone then kicked high. Seven minutes earlier he combined well with King but was thwarted by goalkeeper Kirk Williams.

It was centre-forward Kevin King who started hungriest with three telling moves down the right flank before unleashing torrid drives goalwards to put the custodian and defenders under siege from the third minute of play.

Midfield battles ensued all night in waves from both sides as an intriguing tussle saw Constant Spring more creative but Harbour View more resilient plus counter attacking that promised much but failed to deliver the final blow.

In the end a fair result from two remodelled units that kept the fair sized crowd entertained throughout.

On Sunday, September 17th, we again travel to the western end of the island to Reno in Westmoreland at 3:30pm.

Starting Lineup:

GK : Leighton Murray,

Defence: Nicholas Dodd, Jermaine Taylor, Alex Thomas, Orville Campbell,

Midfield: Loxely Thomas, Richard Edwards, Lovel Palmer, Marcelino Blackburn

Forwards: Luton Shelton, Kevin King.

Substitutes:

William Richards, Sean Mason, Leon Strickland.

Not used: Ondino Griffiths, Dennis Clayton (Gk), Kemar Petrekin, Nicholas Forbes.

Other League Results:

(Home teams named first)
Village United 0 Portmore United 0
Seba United 1 Arnett Gardens 0
Waterhouse 1 Tivoli Gardens 0
Boys Town 2 Wadadah 0
Rivoli United 0 Reno 2

 

Below: Special guests Jamaica female team ; HVFC cheerleaders ; Match MVP Lovel Palmer

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Two late strikes from teenage sensation Luton Shelton made a tightly contested game seem like a easy victory at the newly built Waterhouse stadium.

The early second half strike from left full back Craig Stewart cannoned into the back of the net with goalkeeper Loxely Reid stranded on the goal-line as the shot whistled past him in minute 54.

In a game where coach Donovan Hayles rested all of five of his main players for injury or accumulated yellow cards the team came up trumps as they were never missed as teamwork was the concept on the day. Captain Damion Stewart and namesake Donald Stewart each on yellow (2) cards, Robert Scarlett on a red, injured Nicholas McCreath, Greg Gardner and a not so fit Jermaine Hue just recovering after four weeks, played only twenty minutes as a substitute as Leon Gordon just returning from red card suspension sat on the bench.

Last weeks goalscorer young Christopher ‘Jamel’ Harvey started in his age group level of Under 21 and lead from the defence keeping a clean sheet and steering the team to a hard fought 2-0 win with a late double strike from substitute forward Mervyn Miller in minutes 71 and 83 to win 2-0 and retain a favourable third position going into the semi-finals against former Under 21 champions Arnett Gardens, leaders Portmore tackles Rivoli in the other.

Next Wednesday Harbour View takes on reigning champions Portmore United in the Premier League semi-finals then Tivoli Gardens versus Village at a venue to be announced.

PREMIER LEAGUE FINAL STANDINGS AFTER PRELIMINARY ROUNDS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

TIVOLI 70 points
HARBOUR VIEW 65 points
PORTMORE UNITED 60 points
VILLAGE UNITED 56 points
WATERHOUSE 53 points
RIVOLI UNITED 51 points

Harbour View’s Fabian Taylor still leads the goalscoring chart with 19 goals.

JFF UNDER 21 LEAGUE FINAL STANDINGS AFTER PRELIMINARY ROUNDS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

PORTMORE UNITED 48 points
ARNETT GARDENS 41 points
HARBOUR VIEW  37 points
RIVOLI UNITED 36 points

Harbour View’s Kemar Petrekin still leads the goalscoring chart with 14 goals.


INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

Ricardo ‘Bibi’ Gardner is set to return to competitive action for Bolton Wanderers when he plays a reserves league game against Liverpool this weekend.

We wish you a safe return Ricardo, from us all.

CONGRATULATIONS to Damion ‘stewpeas’ Stewart on being selected to the Caribbean All Stars team for the friendly game against Morrocco in Grenada on Sunday May 2nd, 2004 to mark the opening of the Digicel’s Caribbean Cup between nations of the caribbean. The special guest at the function is President Nelson Mandela.

Damani Ralph scored his first league goal and his teams in a victorious 1-0 effort against the DC United on Saturday after disposing of five (5) defenders in his wake midway the second half.

Fabian Taylor’s assist helped New York/ New Jersey Metrostars to a 1-1 draw against the New England Revolution at home to maintain the leadership of the zone with seven points from three games. They are followed by Damani’s Chicago Fire (six points from four games) who they play this Saturday in Chicago.

Akeem Priestly, Ryan Thompson and Luton Shelton were all participants is the recently held two game series between the Reggae Boyz and the USA in Fort Lauderdale where the USA won both matches by 1-0 and 4-0.

Damion Stewart and Jermaine Hue are invited to the Reggae Boyz squad along with Damani Ralph for Wednesday’s game against Venezuela at the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica.