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Harbour View’s Fraser vows to rebound after 1-0 defeat

Published:Friday | January 6, 2023 | 1:48 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter
Sean Fraser
Sean Fraser

Assistant coach of reigning Jamaica Premier League (JPL) champions Harbour View, Sean Fraser, is contending that they have the appetite to fight, despite seeing their unbeaten start to the season ending.

The ‘Stars of the East’ are used to having their backs against the wall and in their first game this year, they were handed their first defeat of the campaign at the hands of Portmore United, a 1-0 result on Monday. Despite their efforts, they could not break through Portmore United’s defence.

It was also the first time that Harbour View were shut out for the season and Fraser said that the team shied away from their attacking identity, something that they are looking to correct.

“It’s just that sometimes we still are trying to play one way. We have various training sessions that we keep, that we break lines, but we went away from how we normally play, using the ball from side to side and getting our wingbacks going forward. We didn’t capitalise on taking the space inside ,” Fraser said.

The result pushed Harbour View’s winless run to three games, navigating a difficult period since returning from the World Cup break last month, but Fraser is not worried about their season or their fighting spirit, referencing their run towards the title being constantly in knockout mode.

“If you go through a season and have no trouble, kudos to you, but in Harbour View’s case we are used to having our backs against the wall. We are used to being in front. We will look back on the game and we will make the necessary adjustments to face Waterhouse,” Fraser said. “We will get back. We are champions and we are champions for a reason, so we are not worried.”

Harbour View have fallen one place to third with 15 points, five away from leaders Mount Pleasant and one from second-placed Cavalier. They will hope to solve their attacking problems against Waterhouse on Sunday.