Jamaica Gleaner / Portmore United striker Jermie Lynch has set his sights on being the top goalscorer in this season’s Red Stripe Premier competition, this after he netted a brace to lift his team to a 4-1 win over Boys’ Town in their rescheduled match at the Barbican field yesterday.
Lynch netted his goals in the 62nd and 77th minutes to move his tally to five for the season. Jovan East (39th) and Henrico Ricketts (89th) were the other scorers for Portmore. Rafiek Thomas was on target for Boys’ Town in the 68th minute.
Lynch, 26, who is now one goal behind the competition’s leader, Ryan Miller of the UWI, said his aim is to top the scoring chart this season.
“My target is double digits because as long I can continue to score goals, then the team is going to win, and so I am trying to reach 15 or more goals this season,” said Lynch. “Scoring is my job. I got two, and so I am happy with my performance,” he said.
“I definitely can top the chart because we have a good group of players here, and the training is good, and the coaches are working a lot on finishing, and so I am feeling very good that we can win the league and I can go to become top goal scorer,” Lynch said.
Second in standings
The victory has moved Portmore up to second in the standings to 16 points, two behind leaders and defending champions Arnett Gardens.
Lynch added that he was very happy with his team’s performance because they played well.
“It was total team effort because we came out and we passed the ball around. Whenever Portmore play their game, we have to get three points,” Lynch said.
Meanwhile, Boys’ Town coach, Andrew Price, was very disappointed with his team’s efforts.
“I don’t think we played with any heart because we were not physical and Portmore overran us for the majority of the game,” said Price.
“We were in the game for the first 30 minutes, but after that, we gave up a goal, and after that, it seems as if we just wilted,” Price said.