Michael Smith Targets Second Division Golden Boot

FC Bea Mountain striker Michael Smith (L) receiving his golden boot award from LISCR FC CEO Avi Zaidenberg (R) at the Blue Field after scoring four goals in three games (Image: Anthony Kokoi)

The winner of the recent ‘Blue Cup’ Tournament Golden Boot striker Michael Smith of FC Bea Mountain has promised to win the second division league’sGolden Boot.

“It was an honor for me to have won such award among other strikers from various divisions and I am confident of doing better in the second division league,” he said.

According to the 21-year-old striker, who began his football career with Virginia Young Controllers in the fourth division, he will be one of the major contenders for the Golden Boot in the pending second division league.

“Our target is to win the second division and later move on to the first division,” he said.

Smith won the Blue Cup Golden Boot with four goals out of three games. As a newly-promoted 2nd division side, the Grand Cape Mount County-based club delivered a surprising performance after advancing to the finals and subsequently sinking the ‘Shipping Boys’ LISCR FC to clinch the title.

From the start of the tournament, striker Smith was the hero for the ‘Gold Boys’. He introduced himself to the many spectators at the Blue Field after scoring the lone goal in his team’s opening match against 1st division side Monrovia Club Breweries.

Smith again reminded spectators of his presence on the field after he netted a brace to boot out Muscat FC that had earlier humiliated BYC-I to reach the semi-finals.

In the crucial final against the first division champions, it was a tough match that remained goalless until the 72nd minute when Smith perfectly slotted home a free kick that goalkeeper Prince Wlame poorly attempted to save.

Striker Smith, formerly of Fatu FC, took a break in his football career after he perceived that his earnings from the game was not sufficient to cater to his needs. However, his passion for the game could not allow him to stay away. He later joined FC Bea Mountain that was promoted to the second division.


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