A draw and a thrashing
Mount Pleasant win big, Harbour View, Molynes play out 2-2 draw
HARBOUR VIEW forward, Trayvon Reid, who scored two goals to earn his team a late 2-2 draw with Molynes United in the Jamaica Premier league (JPL) at the UWI-Captain Horace Burrell Centre of Excellence on Tuesday, believes that in order to improve, they need to enhance their communication.
Reid equalised in first-half stoppage time to tie the game at 1-1 going in at the break and then again in time added to pull his team from the jaws of defeat.
However, Reid who left his community club, Tivoli Gardens FC, to join up with his former Kingston College coach, Ludlow Bernard, said the team could have done better but noted that they are still learning.
“I feel great for myself for scoring two goals but a lot more needs to be done for the team,” he stated.
“Personally, I know we can do much better than we did. But from my point of view, I think we need better communication going forward. I think that will be very important for us as we look forward,” said Reid, who said he is also eager to strike up a partnership with the club’s top scorer of last season, Oquassa Chong
“I have a connection with the coach (Bernard) from before. Last season was a learning process, this season the aim is to go as far as possible. So definitely looking for a good season. And definitely, yes, I am looking to forge a good partnership with Chong,” he added.
Harbour View had the greater possession in the first half and looked more likely to go in front. But it was Molynes’ talisman, Nicholas Nelson, who opened the scoring in the 43rd minute. Nelson also scored a brace in the game.
That lead did not last long, as moments later, Reid took advantage of a slip by a defender and broke away to slot home from close range in first-half stoppage time.
Molynes, however, started the second half well and in the 58th minute Nelson restored their advantage when he turned home a Trivante Stewart cross from six yards.
Again, that lead was not to be final, as with time running out, Reid took possession on the left, cut inside his marker and curled a precise shot into the top corner of Tafari Chambers’ goal for the equaliser.
Molynes assistant coach, Andre Daley, said the manner and time in which they conceded goals were disappointing.
“We are very disappointed because it was two minutes to go when we gave up the equalising goal.
“In the first half we didn’t play as well as we wanted to. But we came out with more purpose in the second half but we didn’t close out the game.
“Even though we took the lead, we gave up two late goals, so we are not concentrating enough and we are not pleased how we conceded the two goals,” he stated.
In the days other game, Mount Pleasant trounced Humble Lion 5-1.
Daniel Green converted from the penalty spot for the first of his two goals in the 14th minute, before Allan Ottey (17th), Green again in the 43rd, Ricardo Morris (45+1), and Donovan Segree in time added to heap pressure on the Clarendon side.
Humble Lion grabbed a 73rd-minute consolation through Cory Hylton.
Harbour View 2 Molynes United 2
Mount Pleasant 5 Humble Lion 1