Har­bour View frus­trate UWI

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS - Marc Stamp Gleaner Writer

“IT WAS a frus­trat­ing game for us.” Uni­ver­sity of the West Indies FC’s (UWI) as­sis­tant coach An­drew Peart cut a frus­trated fig­ure af­ter the league lead­ers were held at home against 10-man cel­lar dwellers Har­bour View in top-flight ac­tion yes­ter­day.

Har­bour View halted red-hot UWI FC’s win­ning streak with the teams bat­tling to a 1-1 draw in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) at The UWI Bowl in Mona yes­ter­day.

The vis­i­tors took an early lead when Ranique Muir slot­ted past the ad­vanc­ing UWI goal­keeper Amal Knight in the fifth minute. How­ever, that strike was can­celled out by Deno Schaffe in the 50th minute.

A cor­ner kick taken by UWI’s cap­tain Rochane Smith was headed by Schaffe past Har­bour View’s cus­to­dian Joel John­son.

Har­bour View were later re­duced to ten play­ers when Nicholas Beckett was shown a red card by FIFA ref­eree Odette Hamilton for a dan­ger­ous chal­lenge on UWI’s Ke­mar Flem­mings in the 47th minute.

Both teams had their share of pos­ses­sion and both en­joyed pe­ri­ods of dom­i­nance. Har­bour View looked bet­ter in the first half and were re­warded with the early strike, while UWI took con­trol in the sec­ond half, an ef­fort which led to their equal­is­ing goal.

“It was a frus­trat­ing game for us. We started slow and went be­hind. Then in the sec­ond half, we played bet­ter. How­ever, we did not show enough ag­gres­sion af­ter Har­bour View went down to ten play­ers,” Peart told The Gleaner.

Coach of Har­bour View Lud­low Bernard

cred­ited his team for a fight­ing game af­ter the red card.

“It was a bat­tling per­for­mance from the team. We de­served to win as we got the bet­ter chances. I be­lieve that with the ex­tra player on the pitch, we could have done bet­ter,” Bernard claimed.

De­spite the draw, UWI con­tinue to lead on 20 points in the 12-team ta­ble, while Har­bour View re­mained in 11th po­si­tion on six points.

PHO­TOS BY IAN ALLEN/PHO­TOG­RA­PHER

Har­bour View striker Dean-An­dre Thomas (left) tries to break away from close­mark­ing Uni­ver­sity of the West Indies (UWI) de­fender Deno Schaffe dur­ing their Red Stripe Premier League match at UWI yes­ter­day. The match ended 1-1.

Har­bour View’s Le-Shaun Young (left) con­trols the ball un­der close at­ten­tion from Uni­ver­sity of the West Indies’ Ke­mar Flem­mings dur­ing their Red Stripe Premier League game at UWI yes­ter­day. The match ended 1-1.

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