Arnett will look to midfield trio

June 05, 2017
Portmore United's Maalique Foster (left) puts Fabian Reid of Arnett Gardens under pressure during a Red Stripe Premier League match in Spanish Town earlier this season.

If Arnett Gardens are to reclaim the championship they won in 2015, a lot will depend on the performances of Fabian Reid, Vishinul Harris and Renae Lloyd.

Reid has been a revelation since the play-offs started. The 25-year-old ended the preliminaries with five strikes and scored five more goals in four play-off games. He will be hoping this purple patch continues.

Reid's pace, determination, and eye for goal have also posed major problems for opposing defences.

Arnett fans have also put their faith firmly in the hands of the mercurial Harris.

The attacking midfielder has been responsible for some of the Junglists' most memorable moments this season. His individual goal against Humble Lion in the first-leg semi-final was a gentle reminder of what this player can produce.

One reason Arnett struggled in the middle of the season was the absence of midfield organiser Renae Lloyd, who was out injured.

He and Harris have an innate understanding, and if the pair are allowed to have their way, it could spell trouble.

However, in Portmore's Binns and Grandison, they have two fierce and competitive players who will want to dominate and control the midfield, so it will be interesting to see which pair of players prevail.

Arnett ended the preliminary as the top-scoring team with 47 goals, but they were equally generous at the back, letting in 46 goals.

In the play-offs, they have conceded four goals and scored six and they will have to outscore Portmore to win the game on Monday.

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