An extra time brace from Dwayne Trowers powered Mountain View FC into the final of the KSAFA/Campari Major League on Thursday night at the Stadium East Field as they came from a goal down against Maxfield Park FC to win 3-1.
Mountain View fell behind to an own goal in the first half but leveled things soon after. Both teams traded punches for the rest of regulation time but failed to find the back of the net once more.
But with the all-important spot in the final looming, it became the Dwayne Trowers show in the extra time period as his individual brilliance won it for his team. His goals came either side of half-time in the extra time period.
His first in the 98th minute was a cheeky finish between the legs from a right sided cross, something he said was inspired by the Brazilian and Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus.
The Arsenal fan said that he thought about the finish before he got the ball into the net with a flicked effort.
“I thought about it. From I was at home I was watching Gabriel Jesus and I told myself that I was going to score one of Gabriel Jesus goals. That explains the celebration,” he said with a huge grin.
The former Holy Trinity High Manning Cup player scored a brilliant solo effort for his second goal after he out sped his marker down the right flank then fired across the goal and into the far corner of the net to seal the win . He then capped it off with the Jesus celebration for the second time in the game.
Trowers admitted that both he and his teammates had a slow start to the season but, after following the instructions of the coaching staff, things had come together when it mattered most
“The team didn’t start off so well in the season so what we did was listen to what the coach said and just come back.
“I feel good about my goal. I never started the season right, (but) that’s my third goal for the season.
Trowers also stated that he and his teammates have a desired opponent for the final.
“In the final, I know it’s going to be Maverley and we plan for them, we plan for Maverley.”
Jahmai Pettigrew, head coach of Mountain View, expressed confidence in his player.
“He has been working all season long for this moment. He scored his first goal in a home game at Excelsior and from that his confidence grew and I know if he gets the opportunities, he is going to put them away,” he said.
The 28-year-old is hoping that his late season heroics will land him on the radar of some bigger clubs so that he can ply his trade in the Premier League this season.