Sterling saves Arnett blushes

November 28, 2016
Newton Sterling

Newton Sterling's goal minutes from time saved Arnett Gardens the blushes of a third successive defeat in the Red Stripe Premier League yesterday.

The 2014/2015 champion who were still smarting from back-to-back 2-0 defeats to champion Montego Bay, were 1-0 down to Reno at the Anthony Spaulding Complex on Jashane Foster's 16th-minute penalty.

Sterling, who came into the game 15 minutes from the end, amid wide protest from fans who opposed his introduction, silenced his critics with a towering header in the 85th minute.

The 32-year-old told STAR Sports that he has been representing Arnett for 10 seasons now, and he never focuses on the fans despite the stick he gets at times, as he is just doing his job.

"To be honest, I don't have a reaction towards it (fans) because it's my job to score goals. I am sorry I couldn't get two. What spectators say don't matter to me because you have some saying Sterling must play and you have others saying no, so it's either here or there for me, I am just doing my job," he said.

Meanwhile, UWI (26) beat Waterhouse (11) 1-0 to move to the top of the league again.

Jamalco (13) picked up their first win in nine matches with a 2-1 win over Maverley-Hughenden (13).

Tivoli (23) climbed two places to third after a 4-0 hammering of Boys' Town (7) who remain at the bottom.

The game between Humble Lion (21) and Portmore (21) was blown off at half-time because of a waterlogged field.

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