MoBay United’s Gamapleased with first point
Newly appointed Montego Bay United (MBU) coach, Luciano Traina Gama, was left impressed with the character shown by his team in their 3-3 draw with Harbour View in the Red Stripe Premier League yesterday.
Nicholas Beckett gave Harbour View the lead just eight minutes into the game at Wes Pow Park, from a brilliant free kick, before Dino Williams converted from the penalty spot in the 25th minute, to send both teams into the break on equal terms. Tevin Scott (63rd) and Mark Alves (67th) restored the lead for Harbour View, however, MBU, fought back with goals from Deshane Beckford (81st) and Donavon Carey (90+1) to keep their relegation fight alive.
"We know that we have a lot of problems that we must correct, but I just arrived Friday and saw through one practice with them. I know we have some things to correct and improve, but it was a positive thing to see spirit and character in the team. This was a game that looked like a loss, but I have to congratulate the team. The drawn result was like a win today," said Gama.
"We think the principle thing that we must correct is the organisation of the team. We must correct everything behind so we don't have goals like today and give up so many chances that Harbour View got," he added.Fabian Taylor, coach of Harbour View, was disappointed with not getting all three points.
"Very disappointed today. I thought we had the game, had better chances and should have won the game by five or six goals. However, we scored three goals that we don't normally do and I thought that could have gotten us over the line, but it wasn't so. A point away from home is not bad, but we came here for all three, so we are disappointed in the end," Taylor said.
With the draw, MBU remain at the foot of the 12-team table with 20 points, three behind Reno who also occupy the relegation zone. Harbour View remain in eight positions with 26 points, two above Dunbeholden.