CLARENDON, Jamaica - Coach Harold Thomas pinpointed Harbour View's failure to capitalise on their huge ball possession as the main reason for their opening day defeat to Red Stripe Premier League rivals Sporting Central Academy.
Despite dictating play for much of the game, the defending champions were upset 2-0 after falling behind against the run of play in minute 28.
They then conceded a second goal on the counter, in the 75th minute, while chasing the equaliser.
, who was making his
debut as Harbour View's
head coach, was gracious in defeat.
"It was a good game," he
"I think Sporting Central
capitalised on their opportunities and they deserved to win."
added: "We had, by far, large volumes of possession but weren't able to convert that into goals."
While not stating it explicitly, Thomas
hinted in his
post-game interview that both players were missed.
"We have a lot of corrections to make," he
"The leadership probably wasn't there in midfield today and that is one area that we need to correct quickly."
In spite of the loss, the former Rivoli
United coach said he
was pleased with aspects of his
Interview with HVFC Coach, Harold Thomas
team mates eating dinner and socializing
The one hour expose is scheduled to be aired in October 2013.
As the new Premier League season is set to restart two weeks from today on Sunday, September 1, 2013 the team under Coach, Harold Thomas
continues to prepare with games.
Coach, Harold Thomas outlined his priority of proper team building, strengthening and practise games within the next 3 weeks