Rain dampen RSPL semi-final clash - Humble Lion, Arnett Gardens game postponed

May 15, 2017
Arnett Gardens' Kenniel Hyde (right) moves away from Humble Lion's Kevaughn Isaacs during their return leg Red Stripe Premier League match at Effortville in May Pen, Clarendon yesterday. The match was called off after 10 minutes at 0-0 due to persistent rain.

Arnett Gardens and Humble Lion will have to wait another day for the playing of their Red Stripe Premier League return leg semi-final match after yesterday's contest was postponed due to heavy rain at Effortville Community Centre in Clarendon.

The game, which started 30 minutes late was called off by FIFA referee Valdin Ledgister 10 minutes after the 3:30 p.m. start time with the score at 0-0. The ball could not roll properly on the surface which led to the postponement at a date to be decided by the organisers.

There was also a playing gear issue as both teams turned up in red socks causing a clash of colours. However, that was solved as Arnett Gardens got a different set.

Arnett came into the return game with a 2-1 advantage following their victory in the first leg a week ago at their Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex home ground.

Coach of Arnett Jerome 'Jerry' Waite said he had no complaints because the postponement was as a result of an act of God and said that his team will go back in training to prepare for the contest with Humble Lion.

"Its nature, nothing we can do but just live with it. We will have to be ready for the game," Waite said.

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