Jenkins happy with first goal for UWI

January 16, 2018
UWI's Oshane Jenkins (foreground) makes a pass while under pressure from Sandals South Coast's Jamar Purcell in their Red Stripe Premier League encounter at the UWI Bowl on Sunday January 14, 2018.

 

University of the West Indies FC's left-back, Oshane Jenkins is happy to get his first goal for the team - a goal that enabled them to break a five-match winless run in the Red Stripe Premier League second round.

Jenkins fired home the first goal in his team's 3-1 win against newcomers Sandals South Coast in front of his home supporters last Sunday.

Having amassed only two points in the previous five games, UWI managed to remain in fifth position in the 12-team league on 29 points from 21 games.

"We have been having a bad run, but we put in the work in the last three weeks and the victory today against Sandals is good for us after not winning in five previous games," said Jenkins, who was a standout player for the country during the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in 2011.

"I scored my first goal of the season since moving from Cavalier last summer. We won and congrats to the guys. It is a good feeling personally because my goal helped the team to the victory. I am feeling very proud," Jenkins told STAR Sports.

"We are in the top six position, so the goal is to finish the second round against Arnett on Thursday in a positive way. And, then we have the entire third round to continue getting as much points as possible to maintain a top six position," Jenkins shared.

"No doubt that we have the ability as a team to win the league. We have a good crop of players in the squad to select from. We need to build it step by step to see where it takes us," added the 23 year-old.

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