‘I want to leave on a high’ – TG star ‘Teddy’ Johnson

first_img Tivoli Gardens 2 Jamalco 0 Boys’ Town 0 UWI FC 0 Yesterday’s results LEG CRAMP “I had to leave the field because my leg was cramped up. I was just being cautious as I want to play in the next game,” Johnson told The Gleaner. “It is good to get a win for the team after the loss to UWI. The vibe in the camp is still up, so we will take it one game at a time. To be honest, I am getting older and want to leave on a high,” the 36-year-old said. When quizzed as to whether he still had the desire to play for the Reggae Boyz, he responded: “It is not on my mind as the focus is to win with Tivoli. However, if given a call, I will be there.” Coach of Tivoli Omar Edwards says it was good to rebound after the disappointing result against UWI – a 4-0 loss. “It was a good victory for us as we scored two beautiful goals. The team followed the game plan. Kudos to Teddy and Elton, who are both scoring goals for the team,” Edwards said. Jamalco’s Rayon Johnson was, of course, not pleased with the result. “The game was ugly, the field condition poor. Also the officiating was poor. We created chances, so the team just have to come again,” Johnson stated. Tivoli moved up to third position on 48 points, just three adrift of leaders UWI, who are on 51 points. Humble Lion are in second position on 49 points. However, Jamalco remained on 26 points in 10th position. Former Reggae Boy Jermaine ‘Teddy’ Johnson continues to lead the way for Tivoli Gardens, scoring the early goal in their win against Jamalco to move his tally in the Red Stripe Premier League to 13 goals. Johnson opened the scoring when he converted a penalty kick in the 10th minute. Elton ‘Juice’ Thompson sealed the deal with a strike in the 82nd minute as Tivoli won 2-0 at the Edward Seaga Complex yesterday. It was the west Kingston-based club’s first clean sheet since the end of January and just their second win in five games. Tivoli ended the game with 10 players as their captain, Romaine Brakenridge, was handed a second yellow card and was ejected in the 90th minute by referee Oshane Nation. Johnson, who is a former Bolton Wanderers player, limped off the field midway the second half due to a leg cramp. However, he said the substitution was precautionary as he did not want to take any chance of causing further damage.last_img read more

Ginebra whips ROS in Final 4 opener

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Buboy passes biggest test as head trainer Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins But the Painters came storming back with three-pointers from Ed Daquioag and Reggie Johnson as the top-seeded ballclub during the eliminations pulled within a single-digit deficit.On Monday, San Miguel Beer is expecting a stronger and more tenacious Alaska when it guns for a 2-0 lead in their separate series.Showing up in full force during Saturday’s Game 1 at Mall of Asia Arena, the Beermen tore the Aces apart, 92-79, to gain headway.“I know Alaska and that’s not their game. They are capable of doing more,” said Austria, whose Beermen face the Aces anew at 7 p.m.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Greg Slaughter was efficient around the rim and Justin Brownlee thrived at mocking the Painters’ defense as the Gin Kings stretched their victory run to eight games deep into the playoffs.“The best part about this game was we were able to win it despite not having Japeth (Aguilar) around,” said Ginebra coach Tim Cone.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Aguilar had to sit this one out due to a swollen Achilles tendon he sustained during their quarterfinal series with Meralco.“We don’t know how long exactly he will be out,” said Cone. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments Barangay Ginebra missed the other half of its towering frontline and had a lemon of an import during its last scuffle with Rain or Shine.Playing at full strength this time, the Gin Kings got back at the Elasto Painters with a 102-89 win in the opener of their best-of-five semifinal tussle in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum on Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Jeff Chan even added his devastating shooting touch to the misery of his former team as Rain or Shine tried to reverse the outcome with a fightback early in the fourth only to get crushed along the way.“Jeff is really a great weapon when there are good players around him,” said Cone.During their previous meeting, Ginebra failed to squeeze the juice out of its former import, Charles Garcia, while the seven-foot Slaughter was still nursing an injury, resulting in a Rain or Shine triumph.The Painters also couldn’t exploit the absence of Aguilar right from the start.Brownlee powered his way to 18 points early on and Chan had nine points in a sizzling run capped by a three against his former team that put them ahead, 40-22, early in the second quarter.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more