Ryon Jones,Staff Reporter
Arnett Gardens became the first team to book their place in the semi-final of the 2013 Flow Champions Cup after brushing aside Axum 2-0 at the Anthony Spaulding Complex yesterday.
The Junglists got their goals by way of Kirk Ramsey (61st) and Leon Strickland (76th).
The other quarter-final match that was scheduled for yesterday between Portmore United and Harbour View has been postponed until further notice due to a waterlogged Ferdie Neita Park playing field.
With this being the only major local competition that Arnett has not won, their coach, Calvin Lewis, is keen on them copping the title this season.
"For the club and also for me it would be an achievement, so we would like to go all the way this year," Lewis said.
It was a first half void of goals with clear chances few and far between, but it was nonetheless entertaining.
The game's first goal did not come until in the 61st minute when captain Ramsey used his chest to turn home a left-sided corner delivered by Vishinul Harris.
Arnett were, however, not to be denied their deserving 2-0 advantage, as Strickland volleyed home from inside the area eight minutes after coming on.
The Axum team sported black armbands as they mourned the death of player Micheal Hinds' mother, who passed away in the morning. Hinds still played in the game and looked one of the better players for the Annotto Bay, St Mary, team, which was the only non-premier league outfit remaining in the competition.
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