Gal­axy of stars for Bell-Ziadie Me­mo­rial

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS - Marc Stamp Gleaner Writer

Jer­maine John­son (left) of Tivoli Gar­dens FC sends An­dre McFar­lane (cen­tre) of Water­house FCthe wrong way dur­ing the Red Stripe Premier League foot­ball match at the Drewsland Mini Sta­dium yes­ter­day. Look­ing on is Oshane Roberts of Water­house FC. Water­house won 1-0.

COMETH THE hour, cometh the man. Jer­maine ‘Tuffy’ An­der­son, in his first full game for Water­house FC this sea­son, scored the game’s only goal to give the strug­gling Drewsland club a 1-0 win over Tivoli Gar­dens FC in their Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) foot­ball game at Drewsland Mini Sta­dium yes­ter­day.

Tivoli played the last seven min­utes with 10 play­ers after Jer­main ‘Teddy’ John­son re­ceived a sec­ond yel­low card.

An­der­son, who has had his off-field is­sues with the club be­fore and dur­ing the sea­son, had to leave the game after 35 min­utes due to a clash of heads with Rosario Har­riott in his first match last week. But after fluff­ing his lines on a cou­ple chances in the first half and com­ing close on a few oc­ca­sions in the sec­ond pe­riod, ‘Tuffy’ broke the dead­lock 65 min­utes into the con­test when he turned home a pass from last week’s twogoal hero Ro­dave Mur­ray from six yards.

“This is my job (scor­ing goals) and I al­ways come out and give my all for Water­house fans., Th­ese fans build me, they fight for me. When I score, I go and give the fans my heart be­cause, trust me, even when I went on trial and made that team (over­seas), those fans are still not like Water­house fans,” said An­der­son.


“They are the ones that fight for me, and ev­ery time I touch the field, they are the ones I want to play for be­cause they mo­ti­vate me. So this win is for the fans,” he said.

An­der­son was also happy to get off the mark for the sea­son and he be­lieves they are now a force to be reck­oned with again. UWI FC 3 Ar­nett Gar­dens Hum­ble Lion 1 Port­more Water­house 1 Tivoli Gar­dens Ja­malco 1 Reno FC Maver­ley-Hugh­en­den 1 Boys’ Town MoBay United 0 Har­bour View 2 1 0 0 1 0

“Five straight (wins) is what I want, but the mo­ti­va­tion from se­nior play­ers has been good. With me and English back in, ev­ery­thing has been mov­ing on the right track. We can’t do noth­ing wrong right now,” An­der­son com­mented on the re­cent ad­di­tion of him­self and long-time club stal­wart Irvino English to the squad. “We just have to work as one and fight as one.

“I just want to kick it (scor­ing) off. I’m off the mark now, I’m back now,” he added.

Both teams had the share of chances in the first half, with An­der­son getting Water­house’s best op­por­tu­ni­ties and Mitchily Waul wast­ing two great chances to put Tivoli in front.

“All the pres­sure that ex­isted be­fore Jer­maine came in was lifted when he came in. He brought a level of lead­er­ship. Along with English and We­ston For­rest, they have guided the young­sters and this is what we needed,” said Marvin Tate, Water­house’s coach. MANY FOR­MER na­tional rep­re­sen­ta­tives and celebri­ties will be in action at the 30th stag­ing of the Bell-Ziadie Me­mo­rial foot­ball matches to­day at Winch­ester Park, St Ge­orge’s Col­lege.

Clive ‘Busy’ Camp­bell, chief or­gan­iser of the Mas­ters and Celebri­ties Inc-pro­moted event, said all is in place for the matches.

“Ev­ery­thing is in place for the matches, which are set to kick­off at 2 p.m., which will hon­our the mem­ory of two great foot­ball stal­warts,” Camp­bell told The Gleaner.

“It is a hype thing as we are play­ing for the Bell-Ziadie Tro­phy and brag­ging rights,” Camp­bell said about the ban­ter lead­ing up to the yearly show­downs.

Four per­sons will be hon­oured: for­mer FIFA ref­eree Peter Pren­der­gast and for­mer na­tional player Ken­neth ‘Bop’ Camp­bell;and two posthu­mously, for­mer Ja­maica and St Ge­orge’s Col­lege player, Leighton Hugh and for­mer San­tos and Ja­maica out­stand­ing goal­keeper, Orville Ed­wards.


Also, the RJR Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Group will be hon­oured by the Mas­ter and Celebri­ties Inc, which has been sup­port­ing the event for all its 30 years.

Three teams will par­tic­i­pate in the foot­ball com­pe­ti­tion, and the top team will re­ceive the Bel­lZiadie tro­phy.

David James, fa­ther of Do­minic, the for­mer St Ge­orge’s Col­lege foot­ball cap­tain who died on Septem­ber 20 after he col­lapsed, will play in the matches.

The event is in hon­our of Winthorpe ‘Jackie’ Bell and Den­nis Ziadie, who passed away in an ac­ci­dent dur­ing the 1986 FIFA World Cup fi­nals in Mex­ico City, Mex­ico.

The St Ge­orge’s Col­lege In­vi­ta­tional com­prise Den­nis’ son, Nick Ziadie, Shavar Thomas, Or­lando Wal­ters, Ken El­lis, Ali Rose, David James, Sean Po­lack, Ryan Dawes, Mar­cel Gayle, Mark Miller, Den­ton Man­ning, Peter John­son, Lawrence Pass­ley, Gre­gory Mes­sam Snr., David Lay­lor, David Wil­liams, Richard McCal­lum, and Wayne Mar­shall.

Chris Martin In­vi­ta­tional – Christo­pher Martin, Usain Bolt, Jer­maine Gon­za­les, Ri­cardo Gard­ner, Ian Good­i­son, Wal­ter Boyd, Marvin Chin, Simba Har­ris, Richard Cur­rie, Kwame Fal­coner, Peter Gor­don, Sadiki Bolt, Adrian Pit­ter, Ru­pert Hines, Shamar Glanville, and Sayco Gor­don.

Mas­ters and Celebri­ties – Ian Wilkin­son, Michael Wil­liams, Ja­heel Hyde, Ka­sai Hines, Ru­dolph Speid, Ian McNaughton, Ali­cia James, Sherona For­rester, Stephen Miller, Kirk Wil­liams, Cor­nel Chin-sue, Kevin Wil­son, Den­ton Shed­don, Dur­rent Brown, Hec­tor Wright, Hugh Blair, El­do­rado Mullings, and Robert Scott.

The spon­sors in­clude RJR Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Group, WATA, Power 106, Burger King, Pure Na­tional Ice, B Ri­ley Signs, Chess Foun­da­tion, DATZmy DJ, Cuddy’s Restau­rant and Grill, and Mas­ters and Celebri­ties.




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