Kesslon Hall over injury woes
Mount Pleasant Academy striker Kesslon Hall marked his first appearance for the club this season with a goal against Vere United.
Hall scored in the 79th minute in Mount Pleasant's 1-0 win in the Jamaica Premier League (JPL) competition at the UWI-JFF Captain Horace Burrell Centre of Excellence in St Andrew yesterday.
The victory was Mount Pleasant's third straight win of the season from as many matches.
Hall, who is Mount Pleasant's longest serving player, had only been on the field for four minutes when he collected a through pass from Daniel Green out of midfield to easily slot home from point blank range past Vere goalkeeper Kadeem Davis.
Hall, 28, told STAR Sports that this goal is a relief for him because he has been struggling with a hamstring injury this season.
"I am very happy for this goal because I haven't been able to play in any of the previous games due to injuries," he said.
"This goal means a lot to me, because, as you can see, it won the game for the team and I am just hoping I can score a lot more goals this season."
Hall, who has been at Mount Pleasant Academy since 2017, netted four goals in the JPL for the club last season.
He said that once he is able to maintain his focus and fitness this season, then he is hoping to score more frequently.
"I have been working really hard on my finishing in training with the coaches, so I am able to stay fit and sharp, then the plan is to score 20 goals in the competition," Hall said. "I know that I have the ability to do it because I have some very good players here that can give me the assist to score the goals."
In the second match of the double-header yesterday, Montego Bay United beat Molynes United 4-1.