Van-Dave Harmon’s Three Goals in Two Games Save FS Metta From Relegation

Liberia striker Van-Dave Harmon might have struggled to settle when he moved to Latvia to play his professional football with FS Metta. But the former ELWA United and Barrack Young Controllers striker now appears to have been in form at the end of the 2018 Latvian league season with his consistent scoring streak.

The 23-year-old striker, who took four games to score his first goal for FS Metta, has registered three goals in FS Metta’s relegation battle games to help save the club from relegation. Despite his team struggling to retain their place in the top tier of Latvian football, Harmon continues to bang in the goals to prove his worth as an international footballer.

After two games without a win, FS Metta gave a 7-2 thrashing of Super Nova in the promotion playoffs on Wednesday, November 14 before a comfortable 3-0 win away from home. Harmon scored twice to help FS Metta win the first leg as they moved to the return leg with a 7-2 aggregate. Super Nova needed a 5-0 win at home to gain promotion to the Virsliga while a draw away from home was enough to save FS Metta, that had finished second from bottom on an eight-team table.

However, FS Metta ruthlessly went into the return leg as they recorded a 3-0 win to advance with a 10-2 aggregate. Fresh from scoring twice in the first leg, Harmon registered his name on the score-sheet once in the return leg to help his club retain their place in the top tier of Latvia football.

After a fruitful debut year in European football, Harmon will now look forward to the 2019 season as he will be hoping to double his performance to attract some of Europe’s top clubs.

Harmon, along with fellow Liberian Sunnyboy Dolo, completed a move to FS Metta in July this year. Unlike Harmon, Dolo has been unable to break through FS Metta’s first 11 as he watched most of the Latvian top-flight league from the bench or participated as a second-half substitute. Dolo managed just 19 minutes in two league games without a goal and 92 minutes in four Latvian FA Cup games with a goal scored.

Featured Photo Courtesy of FS Metta

T Kla Wesley Jr.

T. Kla Wesley Jr. is a member of the Sports Writers Association of Liberia.

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