Coach Williams wants more from Portmore
Portmore United's coach, Philip Williams, is convinced they can be more clinical and win by wider margins despite winning a third successive match in the Jamaica Premier League yesterday.
Chevaughn Walsh fired the hosts into a first-half added-time lead against Molynes United at Ferdie Neita Park, while Okelo Howard sealed the win with another goal midway through the second half.
However, Williams thought they had enough chances to put the game out of reach; nevertheless, he believes they will improve as the season progresses.
"That's a problem right across Jamaica (scoring goals), but the important thing is that we are creating the chances," he said.
"The forwards know they can do better and are working harder in training, so they will soon get it right."
Molynes' Jeremy Nelson was the closest to an opening goal, but his ferocious shot cannoned off the crossbar and back into play.
Portmore created good openings with Alex Marshall redirecting a shot wide, while Walsh and Howard executed poor shots with the goal at their mercy.
However, in first half added time, Walsh picked up a pass from Martin Davis, drove through the middle and unleashed a shot from the edge of the area that gave goalkeeper Peter Harrison no chance.
Almost immediately after the break, Portmore's Rudolph Austin threatened again with another effort from a set play that barely missed the target.
Nelson thought he equalised for Molynes after 63 minutes, but his well-taken free kick came off the bar and back into play.
The win puts Portmore second in the table on nine points, three behind league leaders and defending champions Mount Pleasant. Molynes are tied at the bottom of the table on two points with Dunbeholden and Lime Hall.
Dunbeholden 0 vs Treasure Beach 0
Mount Pleasant 2 vs Harbour View 0
Lime Hall 1 vs Cavalier 1
Tivoli v Humble Lion at Stadium East at 5 p.m.
Waterhouse v Vere at Stadium East at 7:30 p.m.