Teddy baring all at Tivoli

December 06, 2016
Tivoli Gardens' Jermaine Johnson (right) is tackled by Arnett Gardens Oneil Thompson in their Red Stripe Premier League encounter at the Edward Seaga playing field on Sunday.

Jermaine 'Teddy' Johnson's performance against arch-rival, Arnett Gardens in their Red Stripe Premier League clash at the Edward Seaga Complex was a vintage display from the former Jamaican international ace.

The 36-year-old was obviously well charged up for the contest and was a thorn in the flesh of the Arnett Gardens defence throughout the match until he exited with 20 minutes remaining.

But despite his enthusiastic performance, Johnson said he was not out to prove anything, he only wanted to give his team three points against one of their biggest rivals.

"Sometimes, there's nothing to prove, but you want a good win for your team and your community, which is going through a rough spot right now, so you just want to go out and do well," he stated.

Johnson said his recent good form and improved fitness are down to his commitment to training and taking care of himself.

"I'm at training every day and do what the coach wants me to do. I'm feeling well because I am taking care of myself, so I will just try to keep confident and keep motivated," he said.

"We are doing well right now, we just have to keep our heads and keep positive and take it one game at a time and do what we can do to get the wins," he added.

Johnson's goal was his sixth of the season, which placed him third on the goal scoring chart, one behind Shamar Nicholson and Dino Williams and tied with UWI Roshane Sharpe.

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