Edwards: Other players must step up

October 31, 2017
Tivoli Gardens' Romaine Brakenridge (left) and Omar Walcott of Cavalier battle for possession of the ball during their Red Stripe Premier League football match at Stadium East on Sunday, October 22.

Coach of Tivoli Gardens, Omar Edwards, has called on his players to step up and fill the goalscoring void left by injured Jermaine 'Teddy' Johnson and Elton 'Juice' Thompson.

Johnson netted 18 goals last season and won the golden boot award, while Thompson contributed 11. Veteran Reggae Boy Johnson has scored one of his team's three goals so far this season.

However, the 36 year-old attacker picked up a knee injury during Tivoli's 1-0 victory against Harbour View two weeks ago and missed the last two games.

Thompson who is yet to play this season also suffered a knee injury, but is back in training and expected to return to action soon.

"I am disappointed with the end result and the fact that we have created a number of goal scoring opportunities and failed to capitalise on any," Edwards told STAR Sports after the 0-0 draw between Tivoli and new team Sandals south coast last Sunday.

"We are playing without our two leading scorers from last season. Both players are out of the team due to injuries and I have called on other players to step up and fill that void," Edwards added.

After a poor start where they lost the first two games, Tivoli have been unbeaten in their last and picked up eight of a possible 12 points to be in fifth position in the 12-team league. Tivoli will next play against Montego Bay tomorrow at Wes Pow Park in Montego Bay.

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