Reid relishing goal-scoring form at Harbour View
Trayvone Reid is the leading scorer for Harbour View this season with six goals. (Photo: Dwayne Richards)

Trayvone Reid scored the first of two goals on Sunday as Harbour View scored their first win in four games with a 2-0 win over Portmore United in the Jamaica Premier League at the Stadium East Field.

The Stars of the East had slipped out of the top six following two losses and a draw in their last three games and were desperate to put an end to the skid when they met another struggling team in Portmore United.

Despite dominating possession, Harbour View had to wait until the stroke of half-time to break the deadlock when Reid raced unto a pass from Colorado Murray, rounded the onrushing Portmore United goalkeeper and slotted home despite the best efforts of a recovering Portmore United defender.

It was his sixth goal of the season and Reid spoke of the importance of the win on Sunday.

“It is very positive to get a win knowing that the last three games we dropped eight points, so it’s positive for us going forward.”

Based on the tussle, they are now in with Tivoli Gardens for the final play-off spot; Reid said that a win was the only option on the board for his team.

“It was a must-win match for us and that’s what we went out there and did,” he stated.

The former Manning Cup winner is also delighting in his best return in front of goal in top-flight football.

“I am feeling grateful knowing that this season I have scored my most goals in a premier league season,” he said.

Reid began his premier league career as a winger at Tivoli Gardens, but his role has changed at Harbour View. He has been playing more centrally since his move, but he has no problem with the new responsibilities that he has been entrusted by Coach Ludlow Bernard.

“I will do anything to help the team and in this situation it’s a 3-5-2 formation and we don’t play with any wingers,” he said.

Reid had a hand in both goals scored by his team on Sunday, as he returned the favour for Murray when he provided the assist for his teammate who sealed the win for Harbour View with a strike in the 5th minute of added time at the end of the game.

The win moved Harbour View back up into the top six on 23 points, while Tivoli Gardens slipped back down to seventh position on 22 points, after they drew with 1-1 with Dunbeholden in the opening match on Sunday.

— Dwayne Richards

Dwayne Richards

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