No parish league for Hardware after Boys' Town demotion

February 21, 2018
Boys' Town's Jamiel Hardware (right) moves the ball away from Montego Bay United's Keniel Kirlew (left) during their Premier League match at the Barbican Field on Wednesday, January 17.

Stung by Boys' Town relegation to parish football, midfielder Jamiel Hardware said his first priority is to return overseas, not being part of what embattled coach Andrew Price foresees as "a straight recovery back to the Premier League".

Hardware said if he fails to secure a contract overseas, he will look for the best possible move locally.

"Right now, I am just looking to try and get something overseas, that is on my mind. I am not sure where I will be playing next season. To be honest, no one has come forward as yet, but if anyone comes, I will take it into consideration and try to make the best decision for me and my family," he said..

Hardware, Boys Town's lone light in a season of gloom and doom, scored five goals and had countless assists for a team that could only score 19 goals from 28 matches.

Prior to the start of the season, he thought the team had the quality to challenge for the title, but has been left disappointed to see how they struggled until their eventual demotion.

 

DISAPPOINTED

 

"It (season) started bad for us at the beginning of the season and it just didn't get better. We were left hoping for other results to go our way. I am disappointed with the players because we thought we had a good team to challenge for the title, but there are a lot of good teams in the Premier League. It was just tough luck for us at the end," said the 25-year-old midfielder, who has been featuring regularly with the national team.

Boys' Town were condemned to parish football for the first time in 13 years after they lost 2-0 to Portmore United in their Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) game at Prison Oval on Sunday.

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