Har­bour View ben­e­fit­ing from con­fi­dence – Beck­ett

The Star (Jamaica) - - Sports The Weekend Star - ROBERT BAI­LEY STAR Writer

Ni­cholas Beck­ett, cap­tain of Red Stripe Premier League out­fit Har­bour View, said self­be­lief is the key fac­tor which has con­trib­uted to the team’s run of four un­beaten games in the com­pe­ti­tion.

Har­bour View, who had a poor start in the first round of the com­pe­ti­tion, have moved up from 10th to ninth in the ta­ble on 23 points fol­low­ing their 1-0 win over hosts UWI, who are sixth on 27 points.

The Fabian Tay­lor-coached Har­bour View started the new year with a 0-0 draw against Ar­nett Gar­dens last Sun­day.

Beck­ett, a vet­eran player in the young Har­bour View squad, told STAR Sports that his play­ers were very dis­ap­pointed with their per­for­mance in the first round of the com­pe­ti­tion.

How­ever, he said they have de­cided to work much harder in train­ing and they are now reap­ing the re­wards.

“It is a won­der­ful feel­ing not los­ing a game in four games and not con­ced­ing a goal as well,” Beck­ett said. “I think we have been do­ing well from the start of the sea­son, but we were just giv­ing away some soft goals and not con­vert­ing our chances; but we have started to put away our chances now and it is a good look for us.”

The guys have done some soul search­ing and see that we need to start get­ting points on the board, be­cause Har­bour View are a ‘re­sults team’ over the years ... we have started to put things to­gether and we have started to win some games and col­lect the points,” Beck­ett said.

He added that they are now tar­get­ing a spot in the play-offs of the com­pe­ti­tion.

“It is a won­der­ful way to start the new year and hope­fully, we can con­tinue on this path,” said Beck­ett.

“We are as­pir­ing to get to the top six be­cause it is in reach, but we just have to keep fo­cused and con­tinue work­ing hard,” he pointed out.


UWI FC’s An­dre Ber­nal (left) con­trols the ball ahead of Har­bour View FC cap­tain Ni­cholas Beck­ett dur­ing their Red Stripe Premier League game at the UWI Mona Bowl on Wed­nes­day.

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