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FOOTBALL: 10-man Canada blank Boyz

Published:Saturday | September 2, 2017 | 8:24 PM

Jamaica's Reggae Boyz were beaten 2-0 by 10-man Canada in their friendly international at the BMO Field in Toronto on Saturday night. 

Anthony Jackson-Hamel gave the Canadians the lead in the 16th minute, when he calmly slotted home a Junior Hoilett cross. 

Jonathan Osorio doubled Canada's lead in the 30th minute when he beat the Reggae Boyz's offside trap to fire home past Blake.

Ricardo Morris came close to pulling back a goal for the Reggae Boyz a few minutes later, but his shot from 12 yards went wide of the target. 
 

Romario Williams also had a good chance for the Jamaicans on the stroke of half time, but his point-blank effort was saved by Canada's goalkeeper
Jayson Leutwiler.
 

The Canadians dominated the early exchanges in the second half, but they were reduced to 10-men after promising 16-year-old striker Alphonso Davis was sent off in the 71st minute following a clash with Jamaica's defender Damion Lowe.   

The Reggae Boyz then created a number of scoring chances but they failed to hit the target.