Former national youth and New York Red Bull striker Junior Flemmings watched from the stands as his hometown club, Tivoli Gardens, carved out a 1-0 win over Maverley-Hughenden, courtesy of Elton Thompson’s added-time goal. This was in their Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) game at the Edwards Seaga Sports Complex yesterday. The former Jamaica College Manning Cup captain, who is back home on holidays, starred for the Red Bulls’ affiliate team in the just-concluded USL season and, after his impressive debut campaign, has been called up to train with the first team. The highly-rated youth striker is not only confident of making the Red Bulls first team, but he also intends to establish himself as a professional and a senior national player this year. “So far, my journey (overseas) has been good and in the next couple of weeks, I will know what the interest (from Red Bulls first team) is. So far, it has been very positive with me getting into the first team. It’s just for me to go back in these next two to three weeks of preseason and show that I deserve to be in the first team,” Flemmings said. VERY CONFIDENT “I am very confident because of the feedback from coach Jesse Marsch, as the thing with Red Bulls is they like players with speed, and that’s what I bring to the table. When I get it (ball), I don’t hesitate, I go at people and make things happen,” he commented. Even though he is still recovering from a meniscus (knee) injury he got in the summer, he says he is ready to do what it takes to make the next step up. Flemmings also hopes to make his senior national debut this year. “I have received some words from them (national coaching staff) and they are looking to bring me into the team as soon as possible, but I am still nursing a knee injury. I think 2017 is the breakout year for me I am going to be 21 in a few weeks and I want it to be a good year and the year to start my profession career,” he said. Meanwhile, Thompson’s late strike gave Tivoli Gardens their eighth win in their last ten games as the West Kingston side stayed second with 35 points – three behind Montego Bay United, who stopped Waterhouse 2-1.
highlights 3 Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more 3 Spurs added: “We are extremely conscious of having to ask our supporters to attend home matches at more than one venue and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.”The fixture with Watford is one of four all-Premier League ties, with Everton-Southampton, Wolves-Leicester and Liverpool-Chelsea the others.Chelsea beat Liverpool in the memorable 2005 final in Cardiff, claiming the trophy 3-2 after extra-time.That was Jose Mourinho’s first trophy in English football. How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Mourinho, now the Manchester United boss, and Frank Lampard, with whom the Portuguese enjoyed so much success at Chelsea, were drawn to face each other in round three. Manchester United will host Derby, now managed by former Chelsea midfielder Lampard.Holders Manchester City were handed an away trip to Oxford United of League One.Arsenal, runners-up to Pep Guardiola’s City at Wembley in February, will host Championship Brentford in a London derby.Macclesfield, the lowest ranked team left in the competition at 23rd in League Two, play at West Ham.Round three fixtures include the Premier League clubs involved in European competition. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Tottenham could play home matches at three different grounds this season after applying for permission to play their Carabao Cup third round tie with Watford in Milton Keynes.Spurs’ new stadium is undergoing the final stages of its construction, while Wembley will not be available because of the heavyweight title fight between Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin on September 22 meaning Spurs have asked to host the game at the MK Dons’ home ground Stadium MK. impact MONEY Round three ties are scheduled to take place week commencing September 24 and Spurs did not wish to reverse the draw, made on Thursday evening. The request will be considered at the EFL board meeting on September 6.Spurs said in a statement: “We have applied to the EFL board for special dispensation to play this tie at Stadium MK.“We appreciate that Stadium MK may not be an ideal destination for every fan to get to on a weekday evening.“However, the club felt it would not be beneficial to request a reverse of the fixture as it would have resulted in no more than a 10 per cent allocation of tickets for our supporters at the venue of our opponents. possible standings 3 Stadium MK is 50 miles away from White Hart Lane smart causal “In contrast, we shall have a ticket allocation of up to 90 per cent at a neutral venue, ensuring greater access for our fans.”Stadium MK has a capacity of 30,500 and is 50 miles from White Hart Lane. Milton Keynes Central train station is a 30-minute journey from London Euston.Spurs say they sought a venue within the M25, but said it was “simply not possible”.Tottenham were tenants of Wembley last season and had hoped to return to White Hart Lane, and their new stadium, this season. But the move has been delayed over safety concerns. silverware gameday Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Latest Football News The pick of the third round ties sees Liverpool host Chelsea Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack RANKED Spurs have played all of last season and their home matches this season at the national stadium Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade