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Harriott on a high

Published:Thursday | October 1, 2015 | 10:00 AMNodley Wright
Harriott

Rosario Harriott is still celebrating after he lifted Harbour View to their first win of the 2015-2016 Red Stripe Premier League season on Monday night with a 71st-minute strike.

The 26-year-old utility player reacted ahead of everyone else around the Waterhouse 18-yard box to steer home a rebound from Nicholas Beckett's teasing free kick, which struck the frame of the goal. Goalkeeper Richard McCallum made a valiant attempt but did not make contact with the ball and he only got up in time to see Harriot's strike kissing the back of the net and the attacker wheeling away to gyrate in celebration.

"I am feeling great to have given the club the first three points of the season. These points can help to push us on even further," the former Dinthill Technical High player said.

While there were more recognised strikers than he on the field, Harriott said that goalscoring is not something he shies away from.

Confidence in ability

"I have never doubted myself in terms of what I can do. Whenever I come on the pitch, I either score or assist, because my main role as a wing back is to assist, and if the goal comes, it just comes, so this is not something unexpected," explained the 6' 5" player.

It was Portmore's 'ownership' of Harriott that resulted in his late entry to the league this season.

"I was on a one-year loan from Portmore last season, but I am here permanently now and it is because my release was not sorted out yet and international duty why I am only now playing my first game of the season.

"The reason why I made that move (from Portmore initially) was because the team got relegated and I wanted to continue playing in the Premier League. It is not that I did not want to play at Portmore, because Portmore is a good club, but I wanted to continue playing at a certain level so that I could put myself in a position for a national call-up at any time," explained Harriott, who once played alongside his brother Rickardo in the Portmore United back line.

Standings

P W D L GF GA GD Pts

Reno 4 3 1 0 7 3 4 10

Portmore 4 3 0 1 5 2 3 9

Cavalier 3 2 1 0 3 0 3 7

Humble Lion FC 4 2 1 1 3 2 1 7

Arnett 4 2 0 2 7 2 5 6

MoBay United 3 2 0 1 6 2 4 6

H View 4 1 3 0 4 3 1 6

Rivoli 4 1 1 2 1 3 - 2 4

UWI FC 4 1 0 3 1 7 -6 3

Tivoli 4 0 2 2 3 5 -2 2

Boys' Town 4 0 2 2 2 9 -7 2

Waterhouse 4 0 1 3 1 5 -4 1