Still have the touch - Arnett striker resumes prolific form

August 22, 2018
Shanel Spence (left) from Arnett Gardens tries to get by Nevillegail Able (right) from Waterhouse during the mid-season final at St George's College.
Shanel Spence (right) from Arnett Gardens controls the ball on her chest to get past Natasha Douglas (left) from Waterhouse during the mid-season final at St George's College last Sunday.

After winning the Golden Boot awards in 2016 with Waterhouse, Shanel Spence moved back to Arnett Gardens and is continuing her prolific form in the Jamaica Football Federation/Lascelles Employees and Partners Co-operative Credit Union Women's Premier League.

Spence bagged 37 goals in the league and seven in the KO two years ago. However, the women's league was not played last year due to lack of sponsorship. Now it is back and Spence has returned with a bang for Arnett scoring 10 goals in four games so far.

"It was a wonderful feeling to win the Golden Boot in the League and KO competitions in the last time the league played. I am now at Arnett and getting the goals to keep my team on top in the zone," Spence told STAR Sports recently.

"I had spent a season before at Arnett. I am back and can say that I am comfortable with the management and my team-mates."

Spence journey in football started as a teenage when she used to play scrimmage ball with young boys in her native Greater Portmore.

"I started in football by playing a lot of scrimmage then attended Excelsior and played in the schoolgirl league but unfortunately we did not win the title in my time I left school without a trophy," Spence said about her early years in the sport.

Spence played several seasons at Waterhouse and last wore the national colours in 2013 and still have the desire to be back in the national set-up.

"My goal is to get a call back in the national senior team. I am out for awhile but working my way by scoring goals in the local league." She pointed out.

Arnett missed out of the first silverware of the season when they were beaten 2-1 by Waterhouse in the mid-season final last Sunday at St George's College.

The return games in the league is set for today.

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