Sunday 8 December, 2019

Guyana end Reggae Boyz's perfect record in Nations League

Matthew Briggs (right) of Guyana moves away from Javon East of Jamaica during their Group C of League B fixture of the Concacaf Nations League at the Montego Bay Sports Complex on Monday, November 18, 2019. (PHOTO: Concacaf).

Matthew Briggs (right) of Guyana moves away from Javon East of Jamaica during their Group C of League B fixture of the Concacaf Nations League at the Montego Bay Sports Complex on Monday, November 18, 2019. (PHOTO: Concacaf).

Jamaica's perfect record in Group C of League B of the 2019-20 Concacaf Nations League came to an end on Monday night as Guyana held the Reggae Boyz to a 1-1 draw at the Montego Bay Sports Complex in Montego Bay.

Guyana got on the scoreboard first with a long ball out of the back from defender Matthew Briggs that materialized into a rocket from Emery Welshman in the 45th minute. 

The Welshman goal is the forward’s second of the tournament and the first goal conceded by the Jamaican defense during the group stage.

It only took Jamaica five minutes into the second half to level the score. Bobby Reid hit a ball from right-field into the box to find Javon East in the 50th minute.

Ricardo Morris finished with the most shots for the Reggae Boyz with three. 

The last of those opportunities came on the last play of the match, saved by Guyana goalkeeper Quillan Roberts, in the 90+4 minute. Roberts finished with four saves.

Jamaica finished with an unbeaten record of 5W-1D-0L and the top spot in the group. The Reggae Boyz will feature in League A in the next edition of the tournament.

Guyana leave as the runners-up of the group and advance to 2021 Gold Cup qualifiers.

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