Sub Morris does it for Portmore

January 13, 2016
Portmore United's Ricardo Morris.

Substitute Ricardo Morris is still celebrating after scoring a 72nd-minute winner for Portmore United against hosts Harbour View in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) on Monday night.

The talented Morris was a Reggae Boyz invitee as a 17-year-old, but in recent times has found himself either out of the Portmore squad or on the bench.

"Well I feel very happy knowing that I am the one who went on and gave my team the victory," the elated player said after the game.

While not happy with the amount of time he has spent on the bench so far this season, Morris said that he was happy for the opportunity he got on Monday night.

"No, no no, the bench is not where I should be, but I am happy that I am in the squad because I had to go home to keep my daughter's birthday party on Saturday and I am very happy that I got even a minute this evening. This goal is dedicated to my daughter for sure. She turned four on Saturday," the man who starred for St. James High School in the daCosta Cup competition, alongside Allan Ottey and Fabian McCarthy, among others.

Morris opened the season with a double strike in a win over Montego Bay United, and scored his third goal of the season a few games after that in a win over Waterhouse, but had to wait until the 20th game of the season to get his fourth.

"My desire is to play professionally abroad. I am always putting in the work but no offers have come as yet, but I am confident it will come," added the 23-year-old who had a brief stint with the Tampa Bay Rowdies in 2014.

"I am so happy that we are leading the league now. We just have to keep working hard to stay up there. What you will see from now on is me commanding a place in the starting 11," he promised.

Monday's win improved Portmore United's tally to 40 points, two more than Arnett Gardens, and sole leadership on the league.

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