Dominant attacking football launched hosts Harbour View to a resounding victory over debutants Bull Bay at the compound as play continued in the JFF/WRAY & NEPHEW National Premier League.

Fabian Taylor kicked off the goalscoring, after seven minutes followed by goals from Daniel Shaw 49th and Nicholas McCreath in the 60th.

On a day when this game was rescheduled because of the game in Cayman shifted to Thursday an attacking combination lead by new recruits Jomo Gordon and Nicholas McCreath in the absence of Fabian Taylor (off with the Reggae Boyz in Japan) and Dino Williams with a groin injury sprung to action lead by the unlikely captain Damion Stewart scoring after a melee after thirteen minutes.
Goalkeeper Leeroy Grey was called on to save a penalty then a quick-fire response from Jomo Gordon eluding three defenders to slot home on minute twenty , 2-0.

The second half was at a frenetic pace as Waterhouse stormed back in the 49th minute with a well taken header at the far post by the little dynamo Damion Williams which triggered a reply from Daniel Shaw five minutes later. The 21 yards left-sided Freekick dipped under the bar in another classy strike from the pint-sized midfielder.

It spurred the game into another level as the fighting “Firehouse Crew” struck again in minute 59 through Curtis Carter only to succumb to the pressure of a left-sided movement that substitute Christopher Jackson shot home courtesy of a Defender four minutes after.

The exchanges thereafter yielded no more goals as the hosts won convincingly by 4-2 thus moving into second place overall temperarily with 13 points behind Hazard on 15.

Harbour View 4 Waterhouse 2
Reno 2 Seba 1

Arnett versus Wadadah to be played Monday.

Hazard 3 Rivoli 2

Tivoli 1 Village 1

Constant Spring 2 Bull Bay 0

The next round of games takes place on Sunday October 20th with HARBOUR VIEW travelling to Trelawny to play against Village United.

Georgetown FC. of Cayman Islands have requested a rescheduling of their home game from Sunday to Thursday as they play an international friendly in Cuba.

HVFC departs on Thursday and returns on Friday morning.

The return leg is slated for the “Compound” on Sunday September 27th. 

Dominant football possession was not good enough to eek-out a victory over a spirited Reno aggregation at the compound as play resumed after the rains in the JFF/WRAY & NEPHEW National Premier League.

Fabian Taylor rocket was ably blocked by the alert Aaron Lawrence in goal, so too the efforts of Daniel Shaw, Jomo Burton and Sean Fraser. The crowd enjoyed good football skills, team build-ups but moaned faulty finishing as both teams sharpness just seemed a little below par after the last two weeks of rain.

JAMAICA Trounce Antigua & Barbuda by 6-1 – In the curtain raiser the young Reggae Boyz asserted themselves as early as the 3rd minute when Donald Miller scored. He was soon followed by the dynamic Steven Morrisey who struck twice to lead his team to a 6-1 score line assisted by strikes from Seon Giveans, Orlando Dormo. The return game is scheduled for Sunday September 20th in Antigua.

Harbour View 0 Reno 0
Seba 1 Tivoli 0

Arnett 2 Waterhouse 1

Hazard 4 Wadadah 1

Village 1 Bull Bay 0

Constant Spring 1 Rivoli 1

The next round of games takes place on Wednesday October 9th with HARBOUR VIEW Hosting neighbours Bull Bay.

Georgetown FC. of Cayman Islands are the first hurdle away this Sunday with the return leg slated for the “Compound” on Sunday September 27th.

Following our second place finish two years ago the confident squad prepares to do battle in the next stage hosted by Trinidad’s W Connection who entertains Haiti’s FICA along with the winners of our game plus Martinique’s Union Sportiv du Robert versus Dominica’s Beacon Insurance St. Joseph.

All six games scheduled for Wednesday September 18th including the Harbour View versus Constant Spring at Constant Spring have been postponed to next week Wednesday the 25th due to the inclement weather experienced from passing tropical storm ISIDORE. This lashed the entire island with showers all day Wednesday as well as Thursday while in the process of re-sheduling the female semifinals – a repeat of last year’s top four clubs i.e. second placed Harbour View, Barbican, Untouchables and Champions Portmore Strikers. The females first leg semis will be this Saturday with Harbour View away to Barbican, so too Untouchables to Portmore Strikers., followed on Sunday with round 4 of the premier league as Harbour View hosts Waterhouse.

The young Haitians gave a spirited performance of hard running off the ball coupled with good ball skills and sharp finishing in the first 45 minutes to lead 2-0 at the break . Jamaica’s Richard West scored immediately upon the resumption, at the 46th minute from a melee in the goal area but this was not enough of an offensive thrust to thwart the early strikes of Kelly Jean-Rood (12th minute) alongside Max Louis (36th minute). The sharper team movement in attack and possession by Haiti gave signs of class as they overran the disorganised looking Jamaican unit which showed more ascendancy in the second half with the introduction of French based midfielder Keith Kelly aided by Christopher McCrea. Coach Downswell remains optimistic of his charges on the return game in Haiti if Kelly could be there earlier plus Sheldon Battiste and England based Cleveland Taylor to get the two goals needed to qualify with a victory.

Harbour View failed to hold on to its early form after defeating Seba in stark contrast to Hazard who lost at home to Premier League debutants Bull Bay, then being further penalised by defender Claude Davis who was fined

$3,000 and suspended for three games. It did not stop there. Two managers were fined in addition to the club being further subjected to the new ruling of losing by a 3-0 scoreline. Well coach Lenworth Hyde turned adversity into motivation and his team sprung back to life with a disciplined team performance based on counter-attacking surges through midfield. The first blow struck in minute 39 by Trevino Porter bursting down the centre amidst two defenders to strike past goalkeeper Leroy Grey to lead 1-0 at halftime.

The game was primarily a midfield tussle with Jermaine Hue, Daniel Shaw supported by Baris Johnson battling the speed, skill and coordination of Omar Daley, Loxely Thomas and “axeman” Kevin Williams. But the difference came in the top end when last season’s leading goalscorer Reon Nelson latched onto a loose ball in the area to tap into a empty net , 2-0 at 51 minutes. Fabian Taylor responded with a header past Sawyers in goal only to be ruled offside soon after; this was the order of the day despite many raids by the homesters.

The Under 21 game between both teams played the day before ended in a 2-2 scoreline.

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