Jack­son en­joy­ing life at St Ge­orge’s

Jamaica Gleaner - - SOMETHING EXTRA - – S.F.

BUOYED BY his pro­duc­tive start to life at St Ge­orge’s Col­lege, for­ward Akiki Jack­son, who has re­turned four goals in as many games, says he feels more in­te­grated as part of the ‘Light Blues’ and will be happy scor­ing goals and as­sist­ing his team with win­ning games.

Jack­son ran out as a starter in his first match at Winchester Park on Satur­day, where he scored a well-taken hat-trick against Tar­rant High School.

The teen had a sub­lime game in front of goal while spear­head­ing the St Ge­orge’s at­tack along­side Alex Mar­shall, who also net­ted a hat-trick.

“It’s a great feel­ing be­cause it’s my first start and I had three goals. It brings my tally to four goals, so it’s a great feel­ing,” Jack­son re­vealed.

When asked how many goals he would like to score, the for­mer Wolmer’s Boys’ player said: “As many as I can score this sea­son. As long as we win, I am happy with that.”

Jack­son called his per­for­mance last week­end en­cour­ag­ing.

“Play­ing at St Ge­orge’s is a great feel­ing. When I was at Wolmer’s, I didn’t have any goals com­ing in. It’s my third match now and I have four goals to my tally, so it’s a great feel­ing.

“It’s a very good feel­ing to help my team­mates get on the score­sheet also,” he added, while not­ing that St Ge­orge’s style of play is dif­fer­ent from what he was used to at Wolmer’s.

“Ba­si­cally, St Ge­orge’s team shares the ball more, so I get more touches of the ball,” he ex­plained.

When asked what prompted his de­ci­sion to trans­fer from the He­roes’ Cir­cle-based school, Jack­son de­clined a re­sponse, but hinted that he was happy with his de­ci­sion.

“I don’t want to speak on that. It’s a great de­ci­sion for me. I want to score goals, and to help the team win tro­phies is what I am aim­ing for,” he told The Gleaner.

JER­MAINE BARN­ABY/FREE­LANCE PHO­TOG­RA­PHER

St Ge­orge’s Col­lege’s Akiki Jack­son (left) scor­ing a header past Tar­rant High’s goal­keeper, Win­ston Jack­son, dur­ing the ISSA-FLOW Man­ning Cup foot­ball match at Winchester Park, North Street, on Satur­day. St Ge­orge’s won 11-0.

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