Gordon eyes good per­for­mance on Sunday

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS - Liv­ingston Scott Gleaner Writer

SINCE BURST­ING on the scene in the 2013-14 Red Stripe Premier League sea­son, where he bagged a brace to back up Dino Wil­liams’ hat-trick in Mon­tego Bay United’s 5-2 win over Water­house in the fi­nal, Owayne ‘Turkle back’ Gordon has slowly cap­ti­vated the hearts of lo­cal foot­ball fans.

Many of those have al­ways be­lieved that the for­mer Mon­tego Bay United striker would be a valu­able ad­di­tion to the Reg­gae Boyz squad.

Last sea­son, his 20 goals laid the foun­da­tion for Mon­tego Bay United to claim their sec­ond ti­tle in three years af­ter he picked up the man­tle fol­low­ing the tem­po­rary de­par­ture of Wil­liams. How­ever, he net­ted a brace be­fore de­part­ing the is­land the day be­fore the fi­nal in or­der to take up his con­tract with his new club, Indy Eleven.

Gordon, who is on the verge of get­ting his third cap with the Reg­gae Boyz, told The Gleaner that he wants to jus­tify the lo­cal fans’ calls for his se­lec­tion

“It’s a great feel­ing to be back in the sys­tem,

GORDON

and we just want to prove our­selves why we have been called up and why peo­ple have been re­quest­ing us to be in the team. They see the tal­ent, the hard work and de­ter­mi­na­tion that can move this team for­ward, so I come to prove a point, and that is to go out and do my job,” he told The Gleaner fol­low­ing an im­pres­sive show­ing in a train­ing ses­sion at the Sta­dium East field ahead of the team’s Caribbean Cup qual­i­fier against Suri­name this Sunday.

LAST GAME

Gordon, who helped Indy Eleven to the North Amer­i­can Soc­cer League (NASL) cham­pi­onship fi­nal with three goals this sea­son, played ten min­utes plus ex­tra time in Ja­maica’s last game against Guyana and he is look­ing to repli­cate that per­for­mance or even do bet­ter.

“My fo­cus is to come here and to put on a good per­for­mance. In Guyana, I came off the bench and put in a bril­liant per­for­mance. Me and Dino Wil­liams were a big game changer as we won the game 4-2, so I have no doubt that I will be in this game.

“This will be my first game at the sta­dium (Na­tional Sta­dium) with the na­tional team. I just hope to go out there and get the job done and make word come to pass, so I am most def­i­nitely look­ing to put on a good per­for­mance on Sunday,” he added.

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