H View sat­is­fied with draw

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS - Paul Clarke Gleaner Writer

Olympians (from left) Usain Bolt, Ju­lian Forte and Asafa Pow­ell dance on stage, while em­cee ‘Jerry D’ struts his stuff dur­ing the Rio Cel­e­bra­tions Sports Gala and Awards Cer­e­mony at the Na­tional In­door Sports Cen­tre on Satur­day night. WESTERN BU­REAU: HAR­BOUR VIEW FC were joy­ful fol­low­ing a goal­less draw against Red Stripe Pre­mier League cham­pi­ons Montego Bay United (MBU) at the western team’s home ground at We­spow Park, Montego Bay.

Down in the dol­drums of the league ta­ble, Har­bour View had goal­keeper Joel John­son to thank for a su­perb game, as he made four spec­tac­u­lar div­ing saves late in the sec­ond half to deny MBU.

The ‘Stars of the East’, how­ever, were left to com­plete the game with 10 play­ers af­ter Rosario Har­riott was is­sued a sec­ond cau­tion for a crunch­ing tackle on for­ward Dino Wil­liams in the 67th minute.

Har­bour View, sit­ting last in the ta­ble with three points, stemmed their tide of losses with Sun­day’s draw. They pre­vi­ously recorded a sin­gle vic­tory and three straight losses.

“We came not to lose, and hav­ing drawn the game I think a point is good enough,” said Lud­low Bernard, Har­bour View’s coach.

“I lift my hat to all the play­ers and I give them credit for play­ing hard from start to end. Apart from that, it was a great game and we look for­ward to mov­ing out of the dan­ger zone,” added Bernard.

MoBay’s Wil­liams was booked for lash­ing out at his marker.

Slav­isa Bozi­cic, MBU’s Ser­bian tech­ni­cal di­rec­tor, de­cried his team’s many missed chances, stat­ing his play­ers were un­lucky not to score.

“We had many chances to score but just couldn’t hit the tar­get to­day. It was an oth­er­wise good match. The op­po­si­tion played hard and the re­sult, although we would have pre­ferred a win, is not a bad one,” said Bozi­cic.

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