Bailey helping to ‘build the love’ at Dunbeholden
Following his two-goal performance in Dunbeholden's 3-1 win over Molynes United in the Jamaica Premier League (JPL) on match-day five, 21-year-old midfielder Kimoni Bailey is looking to work even harder for his team and contribute more in the form of goals.
Bailey wants to try and lift his team from the lower half of the table and into a playoff spot, and the former Jamaica College student noted that he has a track record of scoring goals, and that although he has worked hard since the start of the season, he is just reaping the reward and he wants to continue in that vein.
"After the game against Harbour View which we lost, it really set us back, so going into training we knew we had to work hard to get some goals.
"During training I worked hard to make sure everything was on point," he said.
"It was a wonderful performance and the 3-1 win . It (result) means a lot. It means we can hold our heads up and build our confidence going forward. I just want to work hard, push my team and show them that they have a star here.
"It (scoring) is something I have been doing all my career and is something I am known to do, so you can look for more goals and a lot more things this season," he added.
Bailey played Under-14 and Under-16 football for Jamaica College, but missed out on his chance to play Manning Cup after he took up an offer to play professionally in Canada.
However, on his return to the island, the left-footed player opted to join Dundeholden instead of returning to Portmore United, the club where he spent his entire youth career.
Dunbeholden are still very much in the running for a playoff spot, as they are currently seventh in the standings, one place off a playoff spot, with six points.
Bailey revealed that the players' attitude and effort in training last week, leading up to the Molynes victory, were key to building their confidence and getting a positive result and he is looking for the same going into this weekend's fixture against Vere.
"For the Molynes game the work in training got more intense, the team started to communicate better, we started coming together and talking to each other and that really gave us the motivation and confidence to go out and play.
"We basically won that game before it even started. So we just need to work hard, stay confident and build the love (for each other) each day and just make sure our confidence level is high," he said.