Tulloch hopes goal kick-starts scoring
Nodley Wright, Gleaner Writer
View striker McKauly Tulloch was a thankful man on Monday night, as he
scored the winning goal in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) football
match against defending champions Montego Bay United and fired his team
into second position.
The goal, which handed Harbour View a 1-0
win, put an end to Tulloch's scoreless run and may just be what is
required to kick-start a scoring run for him.
"It wasn't my best
performance, but I still have to give God thanks as I still got a goal,
which is the main aim of the game. The team got a victory and that is
what the team wanted.
"I still have to give God thanks for the
goal. I could have done better, but I will do better in games to come,"
said the former Kingston College and St George's College representative,
who scored in the 75th minute.
He added: "I have been getting
chances the last couple of games and I have not been putting them away,
so to score a goal, and the winning goal at that, should give me a lot
of confidence. I must say it was a well-taken goal and a great pass from
"I have three goals so far and a number of assists, so I would say it is an all-round performance from me."
win, which pushed Harbour View above previous leaders Cavalier on goal
difference and three points behind Waterhouse (20), Tulloch said, should
give them confidence to push on.
"This win gives us a lot for
confidence going forward. As you know, we had a slow start and for the
first five games we were, like, about two points, but we have been going
on and the coach has been spurring us on and lifting our confidence.
"We can only get better going forward. We have been gelling," he explained.
If they continue in this form, Tulloch sees nothing short of capturing the title.
a team perspective, we have set ourselves a target of winning. Nothing
less than that would be acceptable, and if we continue like this then we
will do it. Within a team concept you have individual goals as well,
but I do not limit myself. I don't put numbers on it," added the player,
who said that if he continues in this vein then he will be able to
secure another move abroad through his agent Damani Ralph.
Teams P W D L GF GA GD Pts
W House 9 6 2 1 15 5 10 20
H View 9 5 2 2 14 8 6 17
Cavalier 9 5 2 2 8 4 4 17
Arnett 9 4 2 3 15 114 14
Reno 9 4 2 3 17 14 3 14
Rivoli 8 3 2 3 15 15 0 11
Tivoli 9 3 2 4 9 13 -4 11
MoBay U6 3 1 2 9 5 4 10
Sporting 8 3 1 4 11 11 0 10
B Town 9 2 2 5 8 17 -9 8
H Lion 9 2 1 6 5 11-6 7
Barbican 9 1 3 5 6 17 -116