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UWI beat Arnett 3-1 to maintain dominance over former champs

Friday, December 14, 2018

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The University of the West Indies (The UWI) ended their six-match losing streak with a 3-1 win over Arnett Gardens in their Red Stripe Premier League match at the Mona Bowl yesterday.

UWI, who have not won since November 8, turned in a workman-like performance and reignited their faltering season. It was their second win over Arnett Gardens, having beaten them 3-0 on October 14. Despite staying in eighth spot on 20 points, they are now seven points clear of the relegation zone with a little breathing space.

After coming under siege by the visiting Arnett Gardens decked in their away white strip, Patrick Brown gave The UWI the lead in the 30th minute with a beautiful curling free kick.

But before The UWI could finish celebrating, Arnett Gardens' pulled level just two minutes later in minute 32 courtesy of Kamal Malcolm.

The UWI would not be denied and Michael Heaven powered in a header from a corner in the 60th minute and national player Fabion McCarthy put the icing on the cake with a deflected effort in minute 74.

Head coach Andrew Peart was a relieved man after seeing his team collect their first full points in ages. “The team showed much character, because throughout those six games, we were getting results that we were better than,” he noted.

It was the first defeat for Arnett Gardens in their last six games and they remained in fourth spot on 26 points.

Head coach Jerome Waite thought his team didn't turn up to play yesterday.

“In the first round we played against this team and lost 3-0 and today we just didn't play. UWI, on the other hand, looked the better team, they wanted it more and as a result of that they scored three goals,” he noted.

Meanwhile, champions and leaders Portmore United and Humble Lion battled to a 1-1 draw at Effortville Community Centre. It was a result that moved Portmore United to 32 points, two ahead of Waterhouse, while Humble Lion stayed in seventh spot on 20 points.

In the third game on Thursday, Reno held Mount Pleasant played to a 0-0 draw at Frome. Reno now inched to 14 points to be in 10th spot, just a point above the relegation zone, while Mount Pleasant remained in fourth spot with 26 points.

Teams

UWI FC – George Brown, Michael Heaven, Deno Schaffe, Rushawn Plummer, Kemar Flemmings, Ramoun Reid (Jerondy Henry 80th), Rochane Smith, Ryan Miller, Fabian McCarthy, Patrick Brown (Akeem Thenstead 73rd), Andrae Bernal.

Subs not used: Nicholas King, Javoy Belnavis, Taniel McKenzie, Dawayne Smith, Davion Garrison.

Booked: None

Arnett Gardens – Damian Hyatt, Ramone McGregor, Jabeur Johnson, Ranike Anderson, Ricardo Oldham (Javoni Simms 50th), Jamiel Hardware (Lamar Nelson 70th), Tamar Edwards, Zhelano Barnes, Marvin Morgan, Fabian Reid, Kamal Malcolm (Lennox Russell 82nd).

Subs not used: Mikhail Harrison, Jamar Martin, Steve Clarke, Henrico Ricketts.

Booked: Ramone McGregor (7th), Jabeur Johnson (65th), Lamar Nelson (90+1)

Referee: Tyrone Robinson

Assistant Referees: Stephanie-Dale Yee Sing, Lloyd Edwards

Fourth Official: Weston Costley

— Howard Walker


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