Dave Lindo, Gleaner Writer
The Humble Lion camp is gradually getting back into place following the resignation of Lenworth Hyde and the appointment of the well-travelled Geoffrey Maxwell as his replacement.
Maxwell started off his campaign at the May Pen-based team on a positive note, with a 1-0 victory over another team in crisis, Savannah FC, who are rooted at the bottom of the table with relegation staring them in the face.
It was a good showing by the Humble Lion team that evidently were making a concerted effort to 'play and pass', the repeated instruction that the animated Maxwell gave from the touchline.
The coaching staff, which included Maxwell's assistant Linval 'Palla' Wilson, the management team and spectators, all breathed a sigh of relief when Zeco Harrera scored a header late in the second half to give the Lion the victory.
HAPPY FOR THE WIN
Wilson, who is on his second stint at the club having assisted its former coach Christopher Bender, was happy for the win.
"We are happy for the victory, we still have some adjustments to make," Wilson said. "It's too early now to say, there is a lot of work to be done."
Commenting on the 'vibes' in the camp, he said, "I think we are getting there. It's not a 100 per cent, but we are getting there. It's a mind game now, first we are working on the minds of the players ... and then the rest will fall in place."
Wilson who was coached by Maxwell in the national set-up and also while he played at Reno, said that both currently share a good relationship.
"It's been good so far," he said. "Even after training at nights, we call each other and discuss things that we want to look at, things we want to do, and we put it into practice when we get here."
Manager of the team Dion Sterling is also satisfied with the present situation at the club.
"Basically, the players are pulling together right now. We had some little hitches before, but we are sorting things out with the new coach," Sterling said. "We know it's not going to be perfect at once, but it's picking up and the players are responding to the coach."
Sterling added: "Our objective now is to get by Highgate in the next game on Sunday; just to take it one game at a time and finish in the top six after this round."