Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Monday | September 28, 2009
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'Petro' does it!
Ryon Jones, Gleaner Writer

It was a meeting between two teams who were yet to secure a victory on the field in five attempts. At the end of the game, it was Harbour View who managed to do so, coming away 1-0 victors in the Digicel Premier League football match where both sides struggled to maintain possession at UWI Bowl yesterday.

The first telling attack from Harbour View produced the game's only goal in the 14th minute when Jaron Richards stole a ball and broke down the flank before delivering a cross which was met by a waiting Kemar 'Petro' Petrekin, who was being given his first start.

"It is a very good feeling, the first victory for the season and I score the winner, it's a very good feeling," an obviously delighted Petrekin stated.

Petrekin's goal condemned August Town to their fifth loss in as many games and also secured Harbour View's first victory, although they were awarded three points from their game against Waterhouse because the home team fielded an ineligible player.

Harbour View had a glorious opportunity in the 51st minute to score a second but their captain, Lovel Palmer sent his kick sailing over the crossbar.

Harbour View, now on nine points, created more opportunities during the course of the half but poor finishing saw them missing out on another goal.

August Town, on the other hand, lack creativity and found it difficult to penetrate Harbour View's defence.

Poor performance

"Our performance wasn't as good as I would have liked. Our ball possession was just in spurts. Sometimes when a three point is eluding you, this type of performance is what you get when you get your first three points. We actually struggled to get it but we did get it," a relieved Donovan 'DV' Hayles, Harbour View's coach, said.

"I know Petro is a quality striker but he joined our team late, so he had to work in a little before he could become a starter."

"I thought that we were in the game for 90 minutes. We played a better game than last week but we are still not scoring goals. It is an improvement upon last week's performance but still not good enough at the Premier League level to secure a point," said a dejected Calvert Fitzgerald, August Town coach.

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