Ryon Jones, Staff Reporter
The player widely touted as the best passer of a football in Jamaica, Jermaine Hue, is anxious to test his skills against Cavalier when they clash with his Harbour View unit in the second Red Stripe Premier League end-of-round final tonight at the Drewsland Stadium.
The teams have met on two occasions in the league this season, but Hue missed the first encounter due to international duty, which Harbour View won 4-0. The second matchup ended 0-0, with Hue coming off the bench.
"They (Cavalier) have been doing well so far for a team that is back in the league for the first time in a long time, so we won't take them likely," Hue told The Gleaner.
"They (Cavalier) have a quality team with some very good players."
It is not only Hue's immaculate passing ability that Cavalier will need to be mindful of, as the 34-year-old also leads his team in scoring with six goals.
"At the start of the season for about four or five games we played a 4-3-3 formation where I played behind the striker, so I was closer to goal," Hue shared. "Now we have switched formation to the original 4-4-2 where I play behind the two strikers. The formation doesn't change my responsibility in terms of getting goals though."
Hue has, however, not found the back of the net in the last seven games, but is confident that a return to scoring is not long in coming.
"I haven't scored in a couple games now, but I still have a big impact on the game. But the goalscoring touch will come back."
Harbour View will be featuring in their 13th end-of-round final, with the first coming in 1999 against Seba United. The Stars of The East won the game - which was played at Jarrett Park on New Year's Eve - 1-0 courtesy of a Mark Miller goal. They then went on to win their first Premier League title.
This is the fourth time that the club is featuring in both end-of-round finals in a season, having done so in 2001, 2005, 2006. The winner of the final will pocket $250,000, while the beaten finalist will receive $150,000.