Just months after being left disappointed, when he was booted by St. Ann-based Premier League Club, Mount Pleasant, one time buzzing sensation and crowd pleaser, Jordaine ‘JJ’ Fletcher, is seemingly plotting his way back into the big times and the spotlight.
The Western Mirror understands that the former Cornwall College da’Costa Cup prodigy is back doing what he loves, playing football and scoring goals. Currently playing in the United Premier Soccer League, with Miramar United Elite, a path he’s taking to get to the United Soccer League Championships (USL).
Fletcher, a hot shot striker and former Montego Bay United stand-out, who knows his way in and around the penalty area, is on the roaster of the Florida-based, Miramar team.
On Wednesday night, a chubby-looking JJ, playing in what he revealed was his seventh game, was among the scorers, producing a sensational trademark spectacular 35 yard strike, rocketing home left footed, dipping into the corner of the net, dipping between the base of the post and the outstretched left hand of the goalkeeper, after picking up the ball before adjusting his body, piling the opposing defender on his way to a stupendous strike, helping his team to a comfortable 3-0 win over Florida Soccer Soldiers.
Fletcher, according to statistics on the Club’s website, was scoring his 6th goal in seven games for his new outfit.
Meanwhile, a confident sounding Fletcher, speaking from his base in Florida, told the Western Mirror, ‘Am trying to get back on the right path and make amends for some of the mistakes made while plotting a future in football for myself”.
Fletcher also spoke about his misgivings in the past, buts adds he’s now more focused and determined to make amends. “The club is a great club also, not hundred percent professional as yet but it’s getting there. I felt so bad in myself after being axed by Mount Pleasant, so I just wanted to leave Jamaica. I came here to start all over again,” Fletcher said. “Am just working my ass off now to reach back to the top because I’ve made so many mistakes in my life growing up and I’m using them as a drive to push me forward because I learn so much from them, but no matter what I’ll never give up, I’ll never fail, I will always fight my way through to my goal that I want”.
He also revealed that he is being courted by a club in the United Soccer League Championships (USL) Sacramento Republic. They are based in California and occupy 4th spot in the championships with 7 points, five behind the leaders.
“They have been to a few of my games in recent weeks and have shown serious interest in my acquisition,” JJ told the Western Mirror.
Fletcher led Cornwall College to the 2016 da’Costa Cup title, netting over 30 goals, while also being named top marksman and copping the Most Valuable Player award.
JJ, a prolific striker, will be looking to join the likes of former Rusea’s starlet Deshane Beckford, ex Cornwall College and Catherine Hall teammate Peter-Lee Vassell as well as former UWI and Portmore and Cornwall College under-16 player, Venton Evans, in plying his trade in the United Soccer League Championships.