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Vauxhall's Wilson is one to watch

Published:Saturday | October 10, 2015 | 10:00 AMLivingston Scott
Spanish Town High School’s Desmark Grey (left) tries to boot a ball away from Vauxhall High School’s Tyane Wilson during a recent ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup fixture at Vauxhall playing field. Vauxhall won 4-0.
Vauxhall High School’s Tyane Wilson.
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Vauxhall High's coach, Keon Broderick, has described his wily attacker, Tyane Wilson, as one of the best in the ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup competition, and after seeing the crafty striker in two matches it's hard to disagree.

Broderick has given the 18-year-old youngster a free role and charged him with the responsibility of taking Vauxhall to unprecedented heights this season. On Tuesday, the player was at his majestic best in a three-star performance against Norman Manley, showing why his coach rates him so highly and believes that if they are to make any meaningful progress this year, he will have to be at the heart of it.

But Wilson, a past student of Mel Nathan Preparatory School in Hannah Town, is not feeling any pressure from being given the mantle to lead this team. On the contrary, he has full confidence in his ability and relishes the task.

"It's not a burden, I really enjoy the role because I know I can manage it," he stated.

The Brown's Town FC midfielder carried his tally to five with his three-timer but his game is more than goals, he is the main creative spark and provider of assists as well.

"I think my contribution has been great, the coach tells me the team cannot do without me. He says they feed off my energy so I have to always make my presence felt and put out extra effort, and I think I am doing that," he continued.

"This is the first hat-trick in my career and it's a wonderful feeling, as it helped us get closer to the next round, it's a good feeling," he added.

The win over Norman Manley edged Vauxhall even closer to a second-round berth but he is just taking things as they come.

"We will leave that part (second round) to God. I will answer that part when we get there," he said.

The player was injured in the last game and was taken out after an hour, but Broderick doesn't expect that to keep him out.

"It's not too serious, it was a precautionary measure to take him out and preserve him for the upcoming games," he said.

He also added: "This young man is spectacular ... it's just for the entire Jamaica to see, and once we reach second round they will."

Vauxhall are on top of Manning Cup Group F with 19 points from nine matches. They are ahead of Excelsior High (18 points from eight) and Jonathan Grant High, also on 18 from eight games.