Goal-get­ter En­nis wants da Costa Cup glory for Glen­muir

Jamaica Gleaner - - TUESDAY SPORTS - Paul Clarke Gleaner Writer

GLEN­MUIR HIGH School’s 19-year-old da Costa Cup team foot­ball cap­tain, Jevaughn En­nis, has his team­mates eye­ing the big prize. For him, the tar­get is more goals.

The cen­tre for­ward cur­rently leads the race for the 2016 In­ter-Sec­ondary Schools Sports As­so­ci­a­tion (ISSA)-FLOW da Costa Cup Golden Boot award – the ti­tle that goes to the lead­ing scorer at the end of the sea­son. He has so far net­ted 19 goals.

Those strikes in­clude three sep­a­rate hat-tricks and a five­goal on­slaught against Foga Road High in an ear­lier Zone M fix­ture.

En­nis told The Gleaner that his lethal form is due to un­der­stand­ing the sim­ple nu­ances of the game, which works bet­ter when his team­mates un­der­stand their role in the sys­tem.

Hav­ing gained rich ex­pe­ri­ence as part of pre­vi­ous Glen­muir High teams over the past five years, En­nis is one of the first names on the team list.

MOD­EST PLAYER

The mod­est player said that while he would con­tinue scor­ing goals, it will never be for per­sonal grat­i­fi­ca­tion, but for the bet­ter­ment of his team.

“I never set per­sonal tar­gets like the num­ber of goals I want to score in a year, be­cause I am scor­ing them for my school. That is the im­por­tant thing. As long as the team does well, I am happy,” said En­nis.

En­nis has scored 19 of his team’s 33 goals in 10 matches so far, and with the in­ter-zone round about to get un­der way, his am­bi­tion is to con­tinue his rich vein of form to take his team as far as pos­si­ble in the com­pe­ti­tion.

“As cap­tain, I have to lead from the front, lit­er­ally, and that means stay­ing calm and col­lected and fo­cused to get my job done well. So if that means scor­ing an­other 19 goals, then that is what I want to do,” he rea­soned.

“I be­lieve we have what it takes to do well this year. My pace and skill make me a dan­ger­ous player for de­fend­ers. I hope to keep scor­ing,” said En­nis, whose school ad­vanced to the in­ter­zone round in sec­ond place in the zone be­hind Gar­vey Maceo.

PHOTO BY PAUL CLARKE

Glen­muir High’s Jevaughn En­nis.

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