Ricardo Thomas scored a double as last season’s beaten finalists Dunbeholden FC surprised Arnett Gardens 4-2 in their JPL first-round game at stadium east on Sunday.

Arnett Gardens were coming off a big 3-2 win over then leaders and unbeaten Mt Pleasant on Monday night but were surprised by the Harold Thomas coached team who moved up to sixth in the points tables on 15 points.

Thomas scored the opening goal when he converted from the penalty spot in the 25th minute but Earl Simpson equalized for Arnett Gardens in the 37th minute as the teams were locked at 1-1 at half time.

Chavoy Watkin restored Dunbeholden’s lead in the 56th minute and Thomas completed his brace in the 59th minute as Dunbeholden raced to a 3-1 lead.

Fabian Reid cut the deficit to 3-2 in the 60th minute but Shakeen Powell scored in the 74th minute for Dunbeholden.

Former champions Cavalier FC have taken over the lead in the points after beating Portmore United 2-1 in the first game of the doubleheader at stadium east.

Cavalier are up to 22 points from 10 games, two more than Mt Pleasant FA while Arnett Gardens and Humble Lion are on 17 points.

Ronaldo Webster gave Cavalier the lead when he scored on the stroke of half time, in the 45th minute.

Emelio Rousseau equalized in the 51st minute for Portmore United but Collin Anderson’s 66th-minute goal gave Cavalier FC the points.

Humble Lion sits in fourth place after blanking Chapleton Maroons 3-0 at Wembley Centre of Excellence and snapped a two games winless run with goals from Dasha Satchwell, Raylan Paisely and Levaughn Williams.

Montego Bay United snapped a five games winless run, edging Faulkland FC 1-0 in the first St James derby in 17 years with Allan Ottey scoring a 77th-minute penalty after he was fouled.

In the other game played on Sunday, defending champions Harbour View and Molynes United drew 0-0.