Points crucial in Portmore CONCACAF League tie

August 02, 2017
Portmore United player Henrico Ricketts (foreground), Michael Binns (head down), and Damono Solomon celebrate a goal in a Red Stripe Premier League game earlier this season.

 

Performing at both ends of the tie will be crucial to Portmore United's results when they face Plaza Amador of Panama in their CONCACAF League round-of-16, first leg match at the National Stadium this evening at 7 p.m.

The away goals rule will be in place for this tie and goalkeeper, Shaven Paul and striker Jeremie Lynch both know how important their contributions will be tonight.

"A clean sheet is important, and that is what I am aiming for. Keeping a clean sheet and getting some goals will help us going into the second leg with a foot in front," he said.

Former Harbour View front man, Lynch, also knows the team will be relying on him to get the goals and he is very motivated for the encounter.

"This is the right time to score. This is a most important time because it is one step closer to what we want to achieve (CONCACAF Champions League). I know my job. I come here to score goals and come Wednesday that is all you can expect from Jeremie Lynch, scoring goals," he said.

New coach, Shavar Thomas will make his official debut as Portmore coach, but both players have given Thomas their sign of approval

"It is good working with the coach. We have an understanding that this is the goal we want to achieve. It is going well so far and we are working on the game plan to execute," he said.

Lynch said, in much the way every coach does, Thomas wants to win.

"He is a former national player. He's very knowledgeable about football and has a strong idea of what he wants from his team and players. Football is universal. There is no old coach or young coach, everybody has the same idea. Just win, as that is the most important thing," he added.

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