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Jamaica outpower Guyana in Beach Soccer Championships clash

Published:Tuesday | February 21, 2017 | 9:34 PMLivingston Scott
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Livingston Scott, Gleaner Writer

Jamaica rebounded from their opening game defeat to Belize in the 2017 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship being held at Malcolm Beach, Nassau in The Bahamas, by scoring a resounding 6-3 win over Guyana in their second match in Group A.

The Jamaicans got off to a good start with Rohan Reid scoring two quick goals within the first six minutes of the first period to take control of the game. Jahshaun Moore got the Guyanese back in the game after taking advantage of a misjudgement by Jamaican goalkeeper Kirk Porter in the 10th minute before Reid completed his hattrick after converting a freekick three minutes later. 

Deshawn Joseph finished neatly for Guyana with five minutes to go in the second period before Michily Waul restored the two goal cushion for the Jamaicans with an awkwardly bouncing shot from a freekick seconds later.  

Jermaine Anderson scored either side of the end of the second period to put the contest to bed with Joseph again getting on the scoresheet with five minutes to go to round out the scoring. 

The result sent the Jamaicans to the top of the group alongside hosts The Bahamas with three points ahead of their game against Belize. 

The Andrew Price-coached team will be looking to secure a win in their final group game against host The Bahamas on Wednesday at 6:45pm, as they eye a spot in the play-offs. Belize will take on Guyana in the other game in the group today.