Paul-Andre Walker, Staff Reporter
ARNETT GARDENS coach Bradley Stewart took heart from Arnett Gardens' 4-1 thrashing of relegated Constant Spring in their season-ending Wray and Nephew National Premier League game at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex yesterday.
Stewart said Arnett had a wealth of talent, which has largely gone unused and could become the cornerstone of the Junglists' rebirth.
"The positives mostly have to do with the extent to which there are talented youngsters at Arnett Gardens," said Stewart.
"If you notice today, the majority of the team are youngsters from the Under-21 programme. Given that we have many experienced players as well, it will be interesting to see how it will play out, whether or not the seniors are going to stay competitive given that the youngsters have shown that they are ready to play at this level," added the optimistic Stewart.
In front of the sparsely- populated complex, Arnett got on to the scoresheet early with Kierald McLeod slotting home a 13th minute penalty.
The Junglists didn't get their second until the 61st minute of play when Jonathan Williams was credited with a goal he knew nothing about.
Standing on the line, Williams deflected a ball that careened towards him from a shot in a goal-mouth melee.
In the 71st, Arnett made the game comfortable as Kouri Pickersgill dribbled around his marker to spank a shot that was deflected past Damion Hyatt.
Six minutes later, Pickersgill was again in the thick of things, squaring a ball, which substitute Horace Sharpe controlled on his chest to bang home.
Constant Spring finally came to the party in time-added when Oniel Morrison curled the ball around goalkeeper Allan Reid just before the final whistle.
ARNETT GARDENS 4
Kierald McLeod 13th
Jonathan Williams 61st
Kouri Pickersgill 71st
Horace Sharpe 77th
CONSTANT SPRING 1
Oneil Morrison 90th