Kesslon Hall's header gives Mt Pleasant 1-0 win over Arnett Gardens Featured

By Sports Desk July 26, 2021 1393
Kesslon Hall's header gives Mt Pleasant 1-0 win over Arnett Gardens Jamaica Premier League

A Kesslon Hall header gave Mount Pleasant FA a hard-fought 1-0 win over Arnett Gardens in the second game of the Jamaica Premier League doubleheader at the UWI-JFF Captain Horace Burrell Centre of Excellence on Sunday.

Hall netted in the 79th minute after Daniel Green collected a short corner and picked him out at the back post where he headed past goalkeeper Amal Knight. It was a goal straight from the training ground.

It was an otherwise relatively uneventful game that was heading for a draw but the hard-working Hall had other ideas.

Referee Christopher Mason awarded a penalty to Mount Pleasant in the 16th minute but just before Francois Swaby took the spot-kick, Mason consulted with the fourth official and the penalty was overturned prompting a wry smile from Swaby.

Mount Pleasant’s substitute Devonte Campbell could have put his name on the score sheet but he kicked wide after a surging run from the half-line.

The win resulted in Mount Pleasant jumping from seventh to fourth in the table on eight points, four points adrift of the leader Portmore United.

Ninth-placed former champions Arnett Gardens have three points from four games this season. However, with a game in hand, they are three points off a top-six playoff position and coach Alex Thomas pointed out there is still hope.

“I am disappointed with the performance, yes, but hats off to the players as they continue to work hard. We just need to keep working and we will get it right,” said Thomas.

Meanwhile, Mount Pleasant’s coach Walter Downes was pleased with his team’s positive start to the game despite not scoring earlier.

“I was pleased with the start as we should have gotten a penalty and got a couple of good chances in the first half. But it can’t get better than a clean sheet,” he said.

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