MBU blank Ar­nett for sec­ond time in one week

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS - Paul Clarke Gleaner Writer

WEST­ERN BUREAU: ON SUN­DAY, Mon­tego Bay United tagged Ar­nett Gar­dens 2-0 at We­spow Park. The mar­gin of vic­tory was the same in a resched­uled game yes­ter­day, as the de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons went to the top of the Red Stripe Premier League ta­ble with goals from Jer­maine Woozen­craft and Dino Wil­liams.

But while the at­tack­ers pro­duced the goals, it was another out­stand­ing de­fen­sive job from former Munro Col­lege player Kevon Lambert that caught the eyes of the spec­ta­tors.

He was ev­ery­where and al­ready looked a per­fect pair­ing along­side the more se­nior cen­tre half Ladale Richie.

The open­ing goal came from mid­fielder Woozen­croft, who was on tar­get in the 36th minute while Wil­liams scored his sixth goal of the cam­paign in the 62nd minute to give the de­fend­ing league cham­pi­ons a fourth straight vic­tory. They lead the league with 25 points.

UWI FC are sec­ond in the stand­ings with 22, Hum­ble Lion are third on 21 while Port­more United and Tivoli Gar­dens FC round out the top­five with 21 and 20 points, re­spec­tively.

The cham­pi­ons dom­i­nated al­most from the start, with Ar­nett’s only pe­riod of dom­i­nance com­ing within the first ten min­utes of ac­tion.

Woozen­croft scored the opener when he latched on to a pass that was drilled across goal. Ar­nett man­aged to keep the MBU front three, Wil­liams, Al­lan Ottey and Woozen­croft in check, to fin­ish the first half down a goal.


MBU never let up on the re­sump­tion, but had to wait for a bril­liant bit of skill from Wil­liams. With hIS back to goal, Wil­liams flicked the ball be­tween two de­fend­ers and slammed past goal­keeper Damion Hy­att to dou­ble the lead.

Ar­nett’s only real chance came in the 81st minute when Marvin Morgan forced MBU goal­keeper Ja­comeno Bar­rett into a low save.

Bar­rett, who deputised for reg­u­lar cap­tain Dwayne Am­bus­ley, who sat out the match with a foot in­jury, told The Gleaner he was happy with how the team per­formed.

“It was a re­ally good per­for­mance; we did the job our coach de­manded of us, and to be on top of the league stand­ings is re­ally a good achieve­ment go­ing for­ward,” Bar­rett said.

Ar­nett’s head coach, Jerome Waite, rea­soned that two trips to the Sec­ond City in five days took a toll on his play­ers.

“I think the travel to Mon­tego Bay twice has hurt us. We looked lethar­gic at times through­out the match and that is per­haps why,” he said. Mon­tego Bay United (MBU) goalscorer Jer­maine Woozen­craft (left) hold­ing off Ne­icko Wil­liams of Ar­nett Gar­dens dur­ing the Red Stripe Premier League game yes­ter­day in Mon­tego Bay. MBU won the con­test 2-0.


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