Lynch finding his form
After breaking on the scene with Harbour View in 2011 as a promising 20 year-old striker, Jermie Lynch in some ways has yet to fulfil his promise as a top striker. Since returning from overseas a year ago, the Portmore United front man has slowly rounded into form and is looking to get into gear as the play-offs approaches.
Lynch started with Harbour in 2011/2012 and got three goals in his debut season, although not being prolific, his all-round game was admired and he even earned a national team call-up and made his debut against Guyana in May 2012.
In July 2013 he was loaned to Salvadorian club Luis Angel Firpo and scored one goal in seven games. He then moved to St Louis FC in the USL in 2015 and scored four in 24 matches. In 2016, he was loaned to Wilmington Hammerheads, for who he scored one in nine games. He was released late that year, and returned home to join Portmore, but only got one goal last season.
Lynch, who just returned from injury, netted a penalty against Boys' Town in his last game to bring his season's tally to seven, and he says scoring goals in nothing new but he is taking things a day at a time as he try to rediscover his best form.
"I train hard every day and I take it a game at a time. I never overthink anything. I take every game important so it's nothing new. I am not surprised at where I am this season. This is my seventh (goal for the season), but I am not really pleased with it (scoring). But I am working so I can improve it. I just have to take it a game at a time and let it happen naturally, as I am getting better," he told Star Sports.
The striker is yet to score double figures as a senior professional but is looking to eclipse that total based on his current improvements.
"Every striker wants to get into double digits. Right now I am three goals off so I just have to continue putting in the hard work on the training ground. I am not worried about getting goals right now, I am just focusing on finishing out the games, coming first (in prelims) and see if I can take that (form) into the play-offs.
"I will just keep working, keep performing and things will come. My aim is to score goals, make assists and make play so other players can score. Right now I am feeling good. I haven't been playing for a while but now I am back and getting my game fitness, and I feel pretty good so I should be on form going into the last part of the season," he said.