Action not a bag a mouth - Waite warns MoBay

April 29, 2017
Arnett Garden's player Leon Strickland (left) comes under pressure from Montego Bay United's Captain Dwayne Ambusley in their Red Stripe Premiere League encounter at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex last season.


Arnett Gardens head coach Jerome 'Jerry' Waite has warned defending Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) champions Montego Bay United (MBU) that it will be "action, not a bag a mouth" when the teams clash in their second leg quarter-final match on Monday night.

Waite was responding MBU captain Dwayne Ambusley's claim that his side has Arnett's ticket.

"This is the sixth season I am here and we always beat them. The one time they beat us was in the (2015) final and probably a couple other times, so we are pretty confident that we can do it," Ambusley told Star Sports on Wednesday.


Oozing confidence


However, Waite, who has guided Arnett to three national titles, the last one in 2015, is oozing confidence that they can ambush Mobay.

"We are going there for the win. In the last game, the team played their best football against MoBay and it ended in a 1-1 draw. They had beaten us in the three preliminary round games," he explained.

He also recalled that two years ago, Arnett had only beaten them when it matters most and that was in the final.

"It was a similar situation when we lifted the trophy two seasons ago. The only time we beat them was 2-0 in the final. Now, we are going there to beat them when it matters most," Waite pointed out.

Ambusley said that Arnett will find the match difficult because of the density of the grass on the field.

"Catherine Hall is heavy and it is very difficult to play on because of the heaviness, legs tend to get heavy and (with) the amount of pace coming at them, we should create at least half-dozen clear chances, and that's supposed to be enough to get two goals.

He said he expects his team to be able to keep Arnett off the scoresheet.

"Even if they have a good night, it should still be 2-1, so that will be their last game for the season," Ambusley said.

The game is scheduled for the Montego Bay Sports Complex in St James, starting at 8 p.m.

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