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'Harbour View need to beat top teams'

Published:Friday | January 29, 2016 | 1:00 AMMarc Stamp
Harbour View's coach Ludlow Bernard at the weekly Red Stripe Premier League press briefing held at the company's Hospitality Lounge on Spanish Town Road yesterday.

Coach Ludlow Bernard said Harbour View must start earning wins against the big clubs in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) in order to challenge, for the title this season.

The east Kingston-based club, currently in fifth place on 33 points, just two below fourth-place Humble Lion, slammed sixth place UWI FC 5-0 on Monday night at the Compound. In their previous encounter, they blanked Cavalier 3-0, also at home, but Bernard is not totally satisfied.

"I'm satisfied that the goals are coming from more than one player. We need to maintain that sort of performance," Bernard said at the weekly press conference at Red Stripe yesterday. "The opposition we played against in the last two games were, however, not top teams. We need to maintain our dominance and do it against teams above us," he told The Gleaner. "I wasn't surprised that we scored five against UWI, as in the previous fixture against them we created many chances and the game ended 2-2," Bernard reasoned.

Harbour View will next play against 10th-place Tivoli Gardens on Sunday at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex starting at 3 p.m. and Bernard hopes his team will continue scoring goals and win the game. "Well, for us, the aim is to get into the last four. It is a motivator for the team, and although Tivoli are down at the moment, we know that every team has high hopes," Bernard stated.