Mount Pleasant FA – Match Report Vs. Cavalier FC (11/06/2023)

Mount Pleasant defeated Cavalier by a score of 2-1 in the Jamaica Premier League final. Two set-piece goals were enough to elevate Mount Pleasant to victory in what was quite an evenly played game. 


  • A1 – Very good, could play higher
  • A2 – Strong potential to play higher
  • B1 – Good, strong player at level
  • B2 – Potential to be a strong player at level
  • C – Average for the level, rewatch
  • D – Below average in this match

Trivante Stewart

  • Nationality: Jamaican
  • Age: 23
  • Date of Birth: 22/03/2000
  • Current Club: Mount Pleasant 
  • Career: Frazier’s Whip, UWI F.C, Molynes United
  • Position: Striker
  • Preferred foot: Right 

Trivante Stewart played as a striker in this match and entered the game in a direct competition for the golden boot with Cavalier’s Collin Anderson. Right away Stewart has two qualities to recommend him by. He is tall and really fast. Stewart stands around 6 ‘1 and is more muscular than average (though he’s no Akinfenwa). But despite this, he isn’t really a target man.

His game is much more about being on the shoulder of the last defender and stretching backlines with his pace. If he times his runs right, it is very hard for defenders to stop him. He has a powerful stride and is hard to dispossess even if you do catch up with him. His technical ability is ok, though nothing particularly special. He is a little more technically proficient than the average JPL player but exceptionally so. His first touch is alright. He had one particularly good moment where he brought down a long ball over the top inside the penalty area for a dangerous chance. But when the ball was fizzed into him or he had to contest a duel he was not as reliable. Once the ball is at his feet he is quite good at retaining it. He can use his tall frame to shield the ball well. But he did not demonstrate a ton of dribbling ability so he’s not going to be beating players 1v1. His passing was a bit of a mixed bag. He did successfully split open the Cavalier defence with a through-ball on one occasion but there were also times when he tried to play that ball and got the power on it completely wrong. He was able to tee up teammates with shorter passes and hold up play on a couple of occasions. 

Rating: A1

Stewart is probably too old for MLS Next Pro but he seems a prime candidate to follow the well-trodden paths for Jamaicans moving abroad (USL, Central America, Vietnam, or small European leagues). 

Devonte Campbell

  • Nationality: Jamaican
  • Age: 19
  • Date of birth: 25/10/2003
  • Current Club: Mount Pleasant
  • Position: Winger
  • Preferred foot: Right

It’s pretty clear what Devonte Campbell wants to be: a winger who dribbles a lot and cuts inside. There is just one small problem with this-he is totally incapable of beating anyone 1v1. I seriously don’t think I saw him complete a single successful dribble. A big part of the problem, in my view, is that his movements are too slow.

There’s a lot of stopping and stepovers but he doesn’t have the change of speed to then turn that sort of situation to his advantage. He also dribbles into traffic quite a lot. Campbell took corners and free-kicks for Mount Pleasant and assisted their first goal. So he is capable of a dangerous delivery but he almost never gets the chance to put one in because he can’t create separation. From open play he only had one dangerous moment, when he was played through on goal by Stewart, and pushed the ball around the keeper, but his touch took him too far wide, and then his very limp attempt to chip the keeper was saved.

Other than that he had absolutely nothing to offer from open play. Campbell doesn’t really stand out physically. He’s short, slim, and not remarkably quick. So that’s about it. Campbell is brought up fairly often both by commentators and the niche of Jamaican football Twitter as a player who could hit another level but I have to say I am not seeing it. 

Rating – D

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