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Start of great things for Arnett's Ronaldo

Published:Wednesday | October 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMNodley Wright

Like a number of his famous namesakes, 19-year-old Arnett Gardens midfielder Ronaldo Wright thought he had produced the goods to hand his team a third successive win when he swept them in front in their Red Stripe Premier League encounter with Waterhouse on Sunday evening. Both teams played to a 1-1 draw.

Wright fired Arnett Gardens into the lead on the stroke of half-time and celebrated wildly as a win triggered by his action would have placed him in the limelight and he was duly pleased.

"It was my first goal for Arnett Gardens in the Premier League and the first for Arnett at the senior level, so it was a big thing for me," the former Charlie Smith player said.

Unfortunately, Wright's elation was not to last as an equaliser from Tramaine Stewart put paid to that.

"When I scored I thought that the game would have ended 1-0 but we were down to 10 men so it was difficult," said the player who was a part of the Arnett Gardens team which won the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association Under-20 title last season.

The Under-20 victory, Wright said, was the start of good things since his return to the club.

"I played for Arnett Gardens from Under-13 but left to play for other clubs, such as Swallowfield and Santos. I then decided that it was time to come back to Arnett Gardens because this is my home. This is where I am from and where I belong so it was right to come back home.

"Since I have been back home, I really feel like I belong and I really want to do my best for my team and the fans who support and believe in me," added Wright.

That first goal, Wright said, is only the start of greater things. The fans, he said, can expect a whole lot from him as he will be putting out the effort to fulfil his dream of breaking into the national team and earning a living from the sport he loves.