Mt Pleasant lose first game in JPL, ambushed by Arnett
Mt Pleasant FA’s unbeaten run in the Jamaica Premier League came to an end on Monday after they were outscored 3-2 by 10-man Arnett Gardens at the Anthony Spalding Sports Complex, despite two more goals from red-hot Trevontie Stewart.
Despite the loss, Mt Pleasant FA still leads the points tables with 20 from their nine games, followed by Cavalier FC who came from a goal down at halftime to beat Humble Lion 2-1 in the first game while Arnett Gardens are back in third place on 17 points.
Arnett Gardens led 2-0 at halftime as Fabian Reid gave Arnett Gardens the lead in the 26th minute and Demarie Deacon added a second in time added at the end of the first half.
Stewart pulled one back for Mt Pleasant when he scored four minutes into the second half but Ajuma Johnson restored Arnett Gardens’ two goal cushion with a 57 th minute goal.
Arnett Gardens were reduced to 10 men after Nelson ‘ clotheslined’ Mt Pleasant FA’s Kimani Campbell and the St Ann club further carved into the deficit when Stewart got his second, from the penalty spot in time added on in the second half to set up a close finish.
In the first game, Cavalier FC snapped Humble Lion’s four games unbeaten run with two second-half goals from Collin Anderson.
Andrew Vanzie gave Humble Lion the lead in the 21st minute but Anderson equalized in the 49th minute and then scored the winner in the 63rd minute.