Tue | Feb 19, 2019

Harbour View wish Lewis well on trial

Published:Tuesday | February 12, 2019 | 12:03 AM
Timar Lewis (right), in his time as a Munro College player, moves away from a tackle from St Elizabeth Technical High School’s Aldane Barrett in their ISSA/Wata daCosta Cup Group E clash at Alpart on Saturday September 19, 2015. File
Timar Lewis (right), in his time as a Munro College player, moves away from a tackle from St Elizabeth Technical High School’s Aldane Barrett in their ISSA/Wata daCosta Cup Group E clash at Alpart on Saturday September 19, 2015. File

Harbour View FC general manager Clyde Jureidini has high hopes of midfielder Timar Lewis, doing well on his two-week trial at New York Red Bulls II in the United Soccer League.

Lewis, 20 years old, was spotted by Red Bulls director of scouting & head scout, Benjamin Ehresmann, who recently visited the island to watch Portmore United’s central midfielder, Chavany Willis. However, Lewis caught his eye during Harbour View’s Red Stripe Premier League fixture against Waterhouse FC. Lewis was then offered the trial, and Jureidini says he has the talent and versatility to earn a deal with the Red Bull second tier team.

“He has gotten an unexpected opportunity, and naturally he is elated,” Jureidini said. “He came to us in preseason from Sandals South Coast through Aaron Lawrence, came on a trial and did well enough to stay with us, and we wish him the best.

“He is a left-footed midfielder who has been playing both in the defence at left back and on the left side of midfield, and he is learning the roles. But in his last six or seven games, he has played in a more advance attacking role on the right as an inverted winger. He scored against Montego Bay in one game and has done well, and since Fabian Taylor has taken over, he has played more in that attacking role and has been doing well. That is the role he has been seen in, and that’s the role he has been invited to the trial for.”