Paul Clarke, Gleaner Writer
WESTERN BUREAU:After the best possible start to life in the Red Stripe Premier League Sunday with a surprise victory over champions Portmore United, Savannah Sports Club will be hoping for some more magic tomorrow, when they host Harbour View at Frome Sports Complex in what will be yet another historic day for the club, says head coach Patrick Graham.
"It will definitely be historic, it will be our first Premier League match at home and the players and supporters are eager to experience it," said Graham.
Savannah turned back Portmore 1-0 on a goal from Triston Sommerville, to be among the early leaders that also include Harbour View, who defeated Montego Bay United by the odd goal in three (2-1).
However, Graham insists that his players hold no fear for the men from east Kingston.
"We have no fear of Harbour View. We know that they have threats in all departments, but this club also pose several threats. It will not be an easy outing, but they can expect a tough game.
"They are coming here to pick up points and we will meet them in a competitive game. We know their pedigree, but we also have quality players and we are expecting a perfect start playing at home," offered Graham, who noted also that the expected huge turnout of home supporters will help.
Meanwhile, Harbour View's coach, Vin Blaine, is also looking to maintain a perfect record. He suggested that while much has been said about the way Savannah played against Portmore, he was more focused on getting his players to win the match.
"We are going there for all three points," said Blaine. "They beat Portmore so they can't be taken lightly ... our first aim is to make the end-of-round final and three points against them will do us good."
Harbour View missed a flurry of chances to score more against Montego Bay United last week and Blaine is sure they can get it right, but remains wary of the home support to be generated by Savannah.
"They are playing at home, the supporters will be vociferous and that will give them a boost. We can't go there thinking we have won the game without kicking the ball. We respect them and will take them seriously, while doing our best to win the game," said Blaine.
Match time is 3:30 p.m.
Meanwhile, fellow western outfit Montego Bay United tackle a wounded Tivoli Gardens at six o'clock at the Catherine Hall Sports Complex, both clubs looking for their first points of the season.
Tivoli were beaten at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex 3-1 by Arnett Gardens and will be hoping to exorcise that loss with a victory, while the Neder dos Santos-coached MBU, still smarting from the Harbour View loss, hope to put in a better performance.