Marc Stamp, Gleaner Writer
Portmore United's woeful form continued yesterday when they were clipped 1-0 by Harbour View in a scrappy Flow Champions Cup quarter-final match at the Spanish Town Prison Oval, St Catherine, yesterday.
The game was postponed from Wednesday as a water-logged field prevented play at Ferdie Neita Park. It was clear why the two teams are struggling in the Red Stripe Premier League as they lacked creativity and good team work.
Brian Brown scored the all-important goal in the fourth minute for Harbour View when he hit past Kemar Foster. Among the spectators was Harbour View's midfield maestro, Jermaine Hue, who watched from the sidelines because of a nine-month suspension imposed by FIFA for a positive drug test.
Portmore, who are yet to win a game in the Red Stripe Premier League, looked a shadow of themselves, and their attackers did little to penetrate Harbour View's backline, led by Montrose Phinn and captain, Dicoy Williams.
Andrew 'Bowa' Hines, coach of Harbour View, was happy for the win.
"We are grateful for victory as Portmore are a creditable team. It wasn't a comfortable win," Hines told The Gleaner.
"We are now in the semi-finals and will prepare for the next opponents," Hines added.
Meanwhile, Linval 'Rudie' Dixon, Portmore United coach, hinted that changes are coming at Portmore.
NO FIGHTING SPIRIT
"It is very disappointing as I am not seeing that true fighting spirit. We have to look deeper in the squad in order to get the team to start winning," Dixon, a former national defender, disclosed.
In another game in the quarter-final round, Waterhouse edged Sporting Central 1-0 at the Juici Patties Park playing field in Clarendon. National striker Jermaine 'Tuffy' Anderson scored for the visitors in the 44th minute. Harbour View and Waterhouse join Arnett Gardens as the semi-finalists. At press time last night, the last quarter-final was being played between Montego Bay United and Tivoli Gardens at the Catherine Hall Complex in Montego Bay.