KINGSTON, Jamaica - Orane Ferguson picked the perfect time to open his account for Meadforest in the KSAFA/Campari Championship League when he scored a brace to guide his team past Barbican FC 2-1 in the semi-final at the Stadium East Field on Thursday.
Despite his struggles in front of goal, Ferguson’s coach Calvert Fitzgerald and his teammates kept faith in him and kept encouraging him.
The striker was delighted to have repaid the faith put in him by piloting them into the championship game.
“The goals were pretty simple, just some tap-ins, but all season I’ve been working hard. My teammates have been pressuring me in training. I have to open my account some time and today [Thursday] is the best time and I did it,” said Ferguson.
The two goals scored by him in the win helped his club to the Championship final for the first time in their history.
“It’s the first time Meadforest is going to the Super [Championship] League final. Last season we were knocked out at the semi-final stage before the season was cancelled, so it’s a good feeling to get to the final this year,” he explained.
And as for the final, Ferguson has one desire and having beaten their opponents already this season, is of the strong belief that his wish will come to pass.
“Just to win. We fancy our chances very well. We played them already this season and defeated them 1-0 so I believe we can do it again,” he stated.
Fitzgerald is new to the organisation but has worked wonders in a very short time. The achievements have brought joy to the veteran coach.
“It’s a good feeling because I basically started with them a week before the competition started and we have a pretty good record. We played eight games in the preliminary round, we won seven (and) we lost one,” Fitzgerald added.
In the game between the two teams earlier this season, Meadforest won 1-0 and this will help to boost the confidence of the players who are playing in this final for the first time.
“We have played them already and we know what to expect, so we know that we have to lift our game because Mona is a very dangerous team,” Fitzgerald acknowledged.
The opportunity to lift the trophy for the first time will no doubt be a big motivation for everyone at the club when the first whistle blows at 7:00 pm today.