Watson driving Boyz forward with his ‘A’ game

first_img Ja’s first final PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania: JE-VAUGHN WATSON has embraced his role as one of the key players for Jamaica at the CONCACAF Gold Cup. The central midfielder is a senior member in the Jamaica set-up, who has been covering a lot of ground while playing a two-way role at the tournament, which climaxes with a clash against Mexico in the final at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia tomorrow. “Playing for the country, that alone is a big motivation. To put on the green, gold and black that gives us a big motivation for a big tournament,” he said. “Playing in the Gold Cup against quality teams like the United States you’ve to bring your ‘A’ game.” Jamaica’s place in the final is historical, as they had never been farther than the semis – in 1993 when they finished joint third and 1998 when they placed fourth. On Wednesday at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, that stat went out the window, with Watson, who his teammates call ‘Hacker’, working off his socks in a 2-1 victory for the Jamaicans. “Before the game the players said ‘Je-Vaughn you didn’t play the last game. We know your potential, we know what you can do, anytime you play the team plays well’,” noting their call for him to step up to the plate. “It means a lot to me to know that you’re playing for your country and you’re a vital player in the team and guys look forward to you – players who can give a lot of energy for the team, whether in offence or defence. That’s not a pressure. I take it as a blessing to represent your country like that. “I’ve got the mentality going in the game that I’ve to be the one to move the ball to both sides. I’ve to be the one to break up and stuff, so I guess it worked out well,” he pointed out. “We had one of the best games of the tournament. We beat a good US team that everybody wanted to win the game. But, we went out there and showed a lot of guts and determination and we came away winners. “I feel so good I didn’t even sleep last night (Wednesday). I felt like I was dreaming. But at the end of the day we knew we were a better team than them. We knew that if we went out there and played then we would give a good game,” he added. “We’ve one more game to go, the celebrations, it’s over now … and it’s back to work again.”last_img read more


first_imgJuvenile notes:Once again we had a lovely morning on Saturday for the weekly Juvenile Competition. There was no doubt about this week’s winner as Patrick Page set the pace early and was never in danger of being caught, even with a small mishap on the last. In second place by some distance was Seamus Mc Ginley. Competition continues next Saturday morning as usual.24/10/2012 Wednesday Open Stableford1st Willie Wilkin 40 pts.2nd Denis McCrory 37 pts. botGross Donal Boyle 36 pts. 3rd Neil McGinley 36 pts. bot1st 9 Mark McHugh 21 pts.2nd 9 Fergus Mullen 22 pts.Css 37 pts.02/10/2012 Friday 14 Hole StablefordWillie Wilkin 30ptsn.c.27/10/2012 4 BBB StrokeBilly Griffin/Charlie Roarty 60Ed Margey/Paddy McCafferty 62Shane Greer/John Hanna 70Michael Wellis/Paddy O’Gorman 63 botn.c.28/10/2012Stewart bam Cup V Par GOY1st Brendan Kelly 4 up2nd Dan Sweeney 3 upGross James Doherty 9 down3rd Fergus Mullen even bot1st 9 Brian McGinley 4 up2nd 9 Michael Doyle 2 upCss 1 upGOLF: DUNFANAGHY CLUB NOTES was last modified: October 29th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DUNFANAGHY GOLF CLUB NOTESlast_img read more