Marc Stamp, Gleaner Writer
Humble Lion FC coach Geoffrey Maxwell was a bitter man after his team went down 4-0 to Arnett Gardens FC in the second-round Flow Champions Cup knockout competition at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex in Trench Town on Thursday.
The no-nonsense coach made some quick substitutions after Arnett went up 3-0 in 27 minutes of action. One of the players pulled was captain Wolry Wolfe.
Maxwell was clearly not pleased that Humble Lion was being thrashed in 'The Jungle' by the same team they defeated 1-0 four days earlier at Effortville Community Centre in Clarendon.
"It was embarrassing. We didn't play a serious game. We played a poor game. At least four players will be dropped from the team," the much-travelled Maxwell told The Gleaner at game's end.
Meanwhile, Calvin Lewis, coach of Arnett said he decided to go on the attack early and it paid dividends. "Well, when we looked back at how we played on Sunday, we knew that we had to put them under pressure early. We did that and scored three times in the first half," Lewis disclosed.
"However, in the the second half, we were a bit impatient and rushed the game. At half time, I told them to possess the ball more," he said.
Vishinul Harris scored a brace for Arnett in the third and 27th minutes, while Newton Sterling (15th) and substitute Carlos Barrett (68th) scored the other goals.
Arnett were the better team on the day, dominated play, and could have won by a wider margin. Humble Lion did not put up much resistance and could not recover from the early goals.
In another match on the same day, Waterhouse, led by a hat-trick by Romario Campbell, swamped Port Morant United 7-1 at the Drewsland Stadium. Marvin Morgan netted a double while an own goal and popular striker Jermaine 'Tuffy' Anderson completed the scoring.
Portmore United hammered Barbican 5-0 behind a brace by Romeo Parkes and a goal apiece by Ewan Grandison, Mark Alves, and Rosario Harriott.
Montego Bay United edged Holland United 1-0 at Wespow Park in Montego Bay.