Portmore's form a big worry for assistant coach

March 01, 2016
file Portmore United's coach Jeffrey Hewitt

Portmore United's defeat by Tivoli Gardens in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) on Sunday was their fourth in six matches, and the poor run of results is now a big worry for assistant coach Jeffrey Hewitt and the St Catherine-based team.

The former champions ended a three-match losing streak two weeks ago and after a win and a draw came into the Tivoli match seeking to extend their good recent form. However, the absence of some senior players due to injury is threatening to derail their season.

"In terms of our form, it is something of concern to us, but we are definitely trying to work on it. We thought the poor run was behind us as we played two games and got four points. Today (Sunday), we lost. Tivoli Gardens had a numerical advantage, but it's a part of the game. We don't need any excuses, we just need to get results," he said.

Portmore played the last 50 minutes of Sunday's RSPL match with ten players after Omar Daley was sent off in the 40th minute of the game played at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex in Tivoli Gardens.

Hewitt also noted that the team has also been hit by a number of injuries.

"The thing is it's a small squad, and when two or three players are out injured, it affects the balance of the team.

"We have been working on it (getting injured players back). We have been talking to the physio to see how soon we can get them back for the remaining games of the campaign - hopefully, for the semi-finals and final," he stated.

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