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Morale booster! - Harbour View move up in RSPL

Published:Wednesday | January 9, 2019 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey
Harbour View's coach Fabian Taylor giving his half-time talk to the team at the UWI Mona Bowl yesterday. Shemar Nairne scored the winner as Harbour View clipped UWI FC 1-0.


Fabian Taylor, the head coach of Harbour View FC, has described yesterday's 1-0 win over UWI FC as a real morale booster in their quest for a top-six spot in the Red Stripe Premier League.

Shemar Nairne netted the all important winner in the 37th minute at the UWI's Mona Bowl. The victory lifted Harbour View from 10th to ninth place on 23 points while UWI FC remain sixth on 27 points.

Harbour View are now on a four-game unbeaten run in the competition and Taylor said the team has been moving from strength to strength and he is confident that they can secure a spot in the play-offs.

"We are not a club that is used to being in the bottom half of the table and so the top six should always be our goal and that is what we are aiming at now," said Taylor.

The former Jamaica international said it is all about defence and keeping clean sheets.

"We haven't conceded any goals in the last four games and we have scored six. It's kudos to the team because the guys have been working hard and keeping a good defensive shape," he said.

Nairne netted the lone goal for Harbour View when he arrived at the back post to tap in a cross from Odane Samuels.


UWI FC tried hard to earn at least a point but faulty from their attackers let them down.

Taylor added that the new year has been good to Harbour View.

"We needed to turn a new page this year and I think we are doing that now because we started off with a draw against Arnett Gardens and a win against UWI FC now and so that is good for us," he said. "We came here for all three points and we got that because the guys followed instructions and really executed the game plan well."

Yesterday's results

- Reno 0 Dunbeholden 3

- UWI FC 0 Harbour View 1

- Arnett Gardens 0 Portmore 1

- Tivoli 2 Humble Lion 0

Today's games

3 p.m: Mount Pleasant vs Waterhouse

5 p.m: Cavalier vs Montego Bay United