Fos­ter de­liv­ers on prom­ise

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS - Nod­ley Wright Gleaner Writer

PORT­MORE UNITED teenager, Malique Fos­ter, knew that Sun­day’s matchup with de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons Mon­tego Bay United was a big one and one that he had to be pre­pared for.

The last time they met was in the fi­nal of the 2015-16 Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) fi­nal and his team came out losers Fos­ter de­cided that there was go­ing to be no re­peat.

“I was re­ally fo­cused to­day. Last night I went to my bed re­ally early, very fo­cused, I swear,” the 19-year-old at­tacker told The Gleaner at the end of the game, which his team won 1-0 over Mon­tego Bay United.

“I was not re­ally sur­prised when I scored that goal and I can tell you it is a great feel­ing,” added

STAND­INGS

the man who won one Man­ning Cup ti­tle with Ja­maica Col­lege.

The loss in last year’s fi­nal was a bit­ter pill for Fos­ter to swal­low and some­thing that has been gnaw­ing at him.

BLOOD IN MY EYES

“It was at the back of my mind that they beat us last year in the fi­nal. In that fi­nal I had a kind of in­jury so I came back with blood in my eyes for them to­day,” ex­plained Fos­ter, who was scor­ing his first goal of the sea­son.

Hav­ing scored his first goal and con­tribut­ing to his team’s vic­tory, Fos­ter is hop­ing for even big­ger things this sea­son.

“I did not per­form to the best of my abil­ity, but I feel great know­ing that I scored the win­ning goal. With that out of the way, my aim right now is to fin­ish the sea­son with more than 10 goals and to win the league,” added the player who is aim­ing for na­tional se­lec­tion.

FILE

Fos­ter cel­e­brat­ing a goal in the Man­ning Cup com­pe­ti­tion.

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