Montego Bay United's Owayne Gordon (green jersey) looks to make a pass against Elite SC in the Caribbean Club Championship game on March 3, 2017, in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
MONTEGO BAY- With a scoring drought in the rear view mirror, Montego Bay United’s Owayne Gordon thinks his game is back to being whole and he can start smiling again.
The Jamaica international left the island last April for the NASL’s Indy XI as the top scorer in the Red Stripe Premier League top scorer with a career high 20.
Since his return in January, however, Gordon he has found scoring difficult. That is until the 2017 Caribbean Club Championship. The 25-year-old forward scored in Wednesday’s 3-2 loss to Grenades FC and then twice in a 5-0 victory over Elite SC on Friday.
“It feels great to be back scoring,” said Gordon. “It has been a while, but I am regaining my fitness and scoring now. Scoring was the only thing missing from my game since I am back. Now, I am fit and ready and getting the job done.”
MBU jumped out to a 1-0 lead against Elite SC thanks to Dino Williams’ goal, but it didn’t get on the scoreboard again until Ronaldo Rodney netted in the 60th minute. Gordon then netted his brace to put the game out of reach.
“We started flat, but in end coach had a few words with me,” Gordon finished. “I thought them over and got more runs into the box and put myself into positions to score and it worked out.”
Montego Bay United’s hopes of advancing in the Caribbean event rest Grenades FC drawing or losing to Elite SC in the Group C doubleheader’s opener on Sunday. Then, the Jamaican power must beat Club Barcelona Atletico in the nightcap.