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Jamaica advance despite beach soccer loss

Published:Wednesday | February 22, 2017 | 11:21 PMRachid Parchment

Jamaica’s beach soccer team has advanced to the quarter finals of the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championships despite going down 3-2 to hosts Bahamas earlier in Nassau.

The Jamaicans got their goals through Rohan Reid and Daemion Benjamin.

Captain Andre Reid said that it was a really tough game.

“I said to my coach earlier today that this is a game where if they beat us, it has to be a referee’s decision and it came right down to that,” he said.

The Jamaicans conceded a free kick in the third minute of the game and Reid describes it as being like giving up a penalty, because of the size of the playing area and how close it was to goal.

“We still go through even though we were playing to top the group but now we’ll just wait for the draw tomorrow and use the day to rest,” Reid told The Gleaner.

The Bahamians have won the group with 7 points and the Jamaicans finished runners up, tied on 3 points with Guyana but advanced with a better goal difference. Belize have finished in last place on 1 point.

The Beach Boyz will play their quarter final match on Friday, although they do not yet know their opponents.