Arnett Gardens dethrone Waterhouse, win sixth Jackie Bell title
Arnett Gardens FC edged Waterhouse FC 2-1 to lift the Locker Room/Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) Jackie Bell Knockout trophy at Sabina Park in Kingston yesterday.
The 'Junglists' gained their sixth hold on the Jackie Bell courtesy of a penalty by Jason Moore in the 12th minute and a goal by Newton Sterling in the 31st minute. Jermain 'Tuffy' Anderson netted for the losers in the 54th minute.
Arnett started the game with more purpose and converted twice in the first half. Steve Clarke was cut down inside the 18-yard area by Waterhouse's central defender, Carlos Wright.
Moore easily slotted the penalty kick past Rashaun Patterson.
Sterling's goal was also easy after a cross on the left flank by former Waterhouse player, Neicko Williams.
In the second half, Waterhouse looked better and pulled back a goal when Anderson netted past Peter Harrison in goal for Arnett.
Arnett's head coach, Jerome Waite said the victory served as consolation after missing out on the Premier League this season.
"A knockout trophy is always considered that way. We were not at full strength due to injuries. Waterhouse was better in the second half," Waite said.
On the other hand, Anthony Patrick, coach of Waterhouse was a bit disappointed man.
"I think that we started well, but the players got indisciplined. We were a little flat but looked better in the second half," Patrick said.