'Waite-less' Arnett look to continue winning 'Jungle' run
Reigning champion Arnett Gardens will be without inspirational coach Jerome 'Jerry'' Waite when they hunt their third consecutive home turf win in the Red Stripe Premier League new season against Waterhouse at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex in Trench Town tomorrow at 6 p.m.
Waite is away in Saudi Arabia with the national senior men's team for a friendly against that country and assistant coach Orlando Clarke will be in charge tomorrow.
After two rounds of games, Arnett are on six points, the same as last season's runners-up Portmore United, having defeated Sandals South Coast in the opening round and Tivoli Gardens in a game that was played in the 'Jungle' because Tivoli's Edward Seaga Sports Complex is not ready.
Arnett have a chance to win another game on home turf with their expected strong support, which should give them the edge. However, Waterhouse will be coming for a first win of the season, following two drawn encounters.
Arnett will look to continue their good early season form with Lennox Russell, who scored twice in the 3-1 win against Sandals South Coast, Giovanni Samuda, who scored on his debut against the promoted Westmoreland team, and Newton Sterling, who netted a last minute goal against Tivoli last Sunday.
Coach of Waterhouse, Glendon 'Admiral' Bailey, will be coming to slay Arnett in the 'Jungle'. Waterhouse will be banking on Dasha Satchwell who transferred from Arnett and scored on his debut for his new club against UWI two weeks ago. Rodico Wellington, who saved Waterhouse with a penalty scored in injury time against Reno, is again expected to play a role.
They will also look to central defender and captain Nicholy Finlayson and his central partner Jeffery Henry to lockdown Arnett's attackers.
n FC Reno vs Humble Lion at Frome Complex, Westmoreland, at 3:30 p.m.
n Portmore United vs Tivoli Gardens at Prison Oval
n UWI vs Boys' Town at UWI Bowl, Mona, at 3:30 p.m.
n Arnett Gardens vs Waterhouse at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex at 6 p.m.
n Harbour View vs Sandals South Coast at Harbour View Stadium at 7 p.m.
Monday night game
n Montego Bay United vs Cavalier at the Montego Bay Sports Complex at 8: 35 p.m