Harbour View aims for more goals


January 09, 2016
Ricardo Makyn/Staff Photographer Harbour View's Ranique Muir looks on while Waterhouses Keith Wright heads the ball away while Harbour View's Joel Senior get's to the football under pressure in their Red Stripe Premier League match at Waterhouse Mini Stadium on Sunday, December 6.

Though concerned with a shortage of clinical strikers in his team, Harbour View FC coach Ludlow Bernard has revealed that the east Kingston-based club will be looking to change their system of play to create more team goals, rather than rely on individual players.

Harbour View are four-time Red Stripe Premier League champions, with their latest triumph coming in 2012-13. They are currently fifth place with 26 points from 19 games.

"We are working ever so hard with the talent that we have. Only this morning in training it was said that we may have to change our system of play, instead of focusing on individuals to score," Bernard said on Thursday.

"It may be a team effort to get goals," he continued, adding that the outgoing Kevaughn Frater was converted from a midfielder to a striker and offered some reprieve with six goals.

"We realised that we have to resolve the issue of goal scoring, so much so that we converted young Kevaughn Frater from a midfield role to a striking role and we were able to get six goals out of him.

"Unfortunate for us; fortunately for him, his performance and his six goals have propelled him into a different sphere and it's a possibility that we may not have his services for the rest of the season," added Bernard.

Frater, a former Jamaica College and Wolmer's Boys student was recommended to an adidas Major League Soccer combine in Florida from January 8-13 by former national player and current FIFA agent Damani Ralph.

He will join Harbour View team mate Jorginho James, and both could be of action for Harbour View for the rest of the season.

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