Five-star Scott aims at Golden Boot
Marc Stamp, Gleaner Writer
After scoring five goals against Sporting Central Academy last Sunday, Tivoli Gardens FC striker Nicholas Scott is eyeing the leading goalscorer award this season.
Scott accumulated his five-timer in the fourth, 11th, 45th, 57th and 66th minutes to lead Tivoli Gardens to a big 6-2 win over Sporting Central in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL).
The five goals have kick-started Scott's ambitions for the season.
"It was a total team effort. My plan was to score as many goals as possible in the game, but special thanks to my teammates," Scott told The Gleaner.
"The coach (Alvin Shaw) always tells the players that he needs someone to step up and score goals for the team. And in the past weeks, I have been putting in some extra work by doing personal training in the mornings.
"The hard work is paying off as I scored my first goals for the season on Sunday and hope to continue working as the aim for me is to score at least 20 goals for the season and win the scoring award," Scott disclosed.
"My aim is to continue scoring in order to gain a professional contract overseas," he said.
LEAVING THE PAST BEHIND
Scott, who was not training regularly because of personal problems, said that is behind him now.
He won the Walker Cup at Jamaica College (JC) in 2009 and then a year later, he was also on his school's Triple Crown winning team, as they lifted the Manning Cup, Walker Cup and Olivier Shield in 2010.
Scott started at the youth level for Tivoli in 2008, then spent one season at Harbour View and returned to Tivoli in 2010. He is in his fourth Premier League season.
"Hard work is paying off. That was my second start of the season and the aim is to lead the team's attack on a regular basis and score many goals for the team," he added.
"I want to credit assistant coach Damion Gordon (Tivoli) for assisting me so far," Scott said.
With regards to his team, which has moved up to 28 points and sixth position, 13 points adrift leaders Arnett Gardens, Scott says the aim is to make the play-offs and take it from there.
"Our aim is to get in the top four for a play-off spot in the League and take it from there. We are working on consistency to make a good run," the 22-year-old said.