'Pleasant' start for Tuffy in St Ann Major League
Popular local striker Jermain 'Tuffy' Anderson hopes to push his new club Mount Pleasant into the Red Stripe Premier League next season.
Anderson is on loan until the remainder of the season from RSPL team Waterhouse. He has been at Mount Pleasant in the Phoenix-St Ann Major League for the past three weeks.
'Tuffy' and strike partner Dean-Andre Thomas, has combined to move Mount Pleasant from fifth place to second in the league.
Thomas, who transferred from Harbour View during the January window, scored four goals in two games, while Anderson added one goal for their new club.
Tuffy says his main reason for leaving Waterhouse is to help Mount Pleasant gain promotion to the nation's elite league.
"My season started bad at Waterhouse. I went through a rough patch. Is not nothing bad between me and Waterhouse," Anderson told STAR Sports yesterday.
He said a call from former national striker Paul 'Tegat' Davis, who is the coach at Mount Pleasant, led him (Anderson) to St Ann.
"Tegat called me and we reasoned about a move to the club, so I'm there. I am just trying to push the team to Premier League," he explained.
SENT ON LOAN
"I also spoke with Coach (Glendon) 'Admiral' Bailey (of Waterhouse), and Mr (Bruce) Bicknell (chairman of Waterhouse) and I was sent on loan until the end of the season," he added.
"When I went there, the team was in fifth position. Now, we are in second," the 37 year-old noted.
Priory Academy leads the Phoenix/St Ann Major League standings on 21 points, followed by Mount Pleasant and Lime Hall on 14 points apiece. However, Mount Pleasant enjoy a better goal difference.
Come tomorrow, Mount Pleasant and Lime Hall will meet at Drax Hall as the league continues.
Tuffy also represented Village United Seba and Wadadah here, and CD Aguila in El Salvador. He scored twice in 12 appearances for the Jamaica men's senior team.