Little-known 34-y-o steals spotlight in JFF play-offs

June 04, 2018
Dunbeholden goalscorer Jerome Wedderburn celebrates his goal against Mount Pleasant.

Little-known midfielder Jerome Wedderburn of Dunbeholden produced a wonderful performance as his team scored a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Mount Pleasant in the Magnum/Charley's JB/Jamaica Football Federation promotion play-off series yesterday.

Wedderburn showed heart and plenty of ability. He scored the winning goal in the 28th minute, after Mount Pleasant had taken the lead through Kesslan Hall in the 20th minute. Dunbeholden's central defender Kevin Reid had earlier found the equaliser in the 26th minute.

Wedderburn, who attended Norman Manley High but did not play in the Manning Cup is now in his second season at South Central Confederation winners Dunbeholden. He worked hard in midfield and was rewarded for his performance.

"It is a great thing as hard work paid off. The unity is in the team and we train hard, so we deserved this victory against a quality Mount Pleasant team," the 34-year-old Wedderburn told STAR Sports after the game.

"This is an important start for us, so I am confident that we will continue to get it together and advance to the Premier League. Dunbeholden are a great team because we play together and for each other," he shared.

"We fear no team in the play-off. We played our 'A' game, so we knew that Mount Pleasant had to also come with their 'A' game. It is a home game so the plan was to take the three points,"Wedderburn concluded.

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