Potters Bar Town footballer scores on international debut
PUBLISHED: 11:14 05 December 2008 | UPDATED: 21:49 26 October 2009
POTTERS Bar Town s international winger Junior Luke described his goal-scoring debut for Antigua & Barbuda as a proud moment . The teenager was selected for the Caribbean nation s U20 team for two CONCACAF U20 Championship 2009 qualifying matches in Aru
POTTERS Bar Town's international winger Junior Luke described his goal-scoring debut for Antigua & Barbuda as a "proud moment".
The teenager was selected for the Caribbean nation's U20 team for two CONCACAF U20 Championship 2009 qualifying matches in Aruba.
Speaking to the WHT at Potters Bar's Parkfield ground, Luke said: "I went out there for a week to represent the Antigua & Barbuda national side.
"I played games against Aruba and Jamaica.
"Unfortunately, we didn't do too well, losing 3-2 against Aruba and 4-1 to Jamaica, but I managed to get a goal against Aruba."
The Scholars' lad was not only picked for the squad, but completed a full 90 minutes in both matches, featuring in two different positions.
He said: "I was right back against Aruba, which was the first game, and the second one I played right midfield against Jamaica."
Despite the loss to Aruba on his international debut, Luke managed to get on the scoresheet with a first-half strike.
"I scored from a free-kick which I was pleased with," he added.
Luke has Potters Bar Town boss Steve Browne to thank for getting him a break with the national side.
"Steve got me a trial in May. They came down and had a training camp in Ipswich so I went there for a week.
"They were pleased with me and invited me to come down again in the year to represent to under-20s.
"It's all come through from Steve Browne, so it's all his work, he has done a lot for me and I can't fault him."
When asked how it feels to be an international footballer, the Ryman League player added: "It feels good.
"It's a proud moment and something to put in the CV."
It was not only a proud moment for Luke, but also for his parents and grandparents, who are from Antigua.
He added: "My family are pleased for me.
"My dad was out there with me, so it was a good experience.
"In February I'll possibly be going to America with Antigua & Barbuda so hopefully I'll play again. I'll see how it goes really."
The two defeats left Antigua & Barbuda bottom of their table in the qualifying section of the U20 Championships.
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