Former LISCR FC striker, Christopher Jackson continues to enjoy his debut year on the European continent with his Belarusian top-flight club FC FC Shakhtyor Soligorsk that reached the semifinals of the Belarus Cup.
FC Shakhtyor Soligorsk reached the semifinals of the competition after 4-2 penalty shootout win over Dinamo Brest.
In a difficult encounter where both teams failed to score in full time and went to extra time, Jackson was introduced in the 73rd minute. Immediately after his introduction, he made a quick impact in the match and came close to helping FC Shakhtyor Soligorsk secure a win in the stoppage of the match. However, he was denied by Dinamo shot stopper, Aleksandr Gutor.
Jackson completed 25 minutes in the extra time before being brought down for hamstring injury. There were no goals scored after pulling out of the pitch as the match moved to the penalty spot where FC Shakhtyor Soligorsk advanced to the semifinals after a 4-2 win.
It was the 21-year-old fourth senior game since joining the club in March 2018. In search of game time, he plays most of his club football with FC Shakhtyor Soligorsk’ junior team in the Belarusian Reserve Premier League where he has scored 9 time from 12 games.
Speaking to LISCR FC media after the match, Jackson said he considers the victory as an important one because it was against a tough opponent and it took his team to the semifinals if the competition.
“We played against one of the best teams in the country. It was a difficult match for both teams. In the end, we won on penalty shootouts. I think it’s an important win because we played against a strong opponent and we are in the semifinals”, Jackson said.
He’s expected to be on the sideline for up to two weeks after pulling out from the quarterfinals win against Dinamo Brest.
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