Mon | Sep 24, 2018

Reggae Girls slam three past Martinique

Published:Saturday | May 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarc Stamp/Gleaner Writer
Jamaica’s Khadija Shaw (left) makes a tackle on Trinidad and Tobago’s Mackenzie Marsh in the Caribbean Football Union Women’s under 20 final at the Anthony Spauldings Sports Complex in 2013.

Jamaica's Reggae Girls secured a second victory in the CONCACAF Caribbean Women's World Cup Qualifiers, when they eased past Martinique 3-0 at the Stade Sylvio Cator in Port-au-Prince, Haiti yesterday.

The win pushed Jamaica onto six points in Zone B after their massive 13-0 win against Guadeloupe on Wednesday, and yesterday's victory against Martinique. The Reggae girls lead the group, ahead of host Haiti, who was scheduled to play Guadeloupe in a late game.

Jamaica scored their three goals in second half action courtesy of Chinyeln Asher in the 68th minute, Trudi Carter (72nd) and Khadija Shaw (75th). Shaw, who scored six times in the game against Guadeloupe, pushed her tally to seven goals from two games.

It was a good result for Jamaica, as they will engage Haiti in the decisive match tomorrow at the same venue. The winners of the five groups will advance to the final round of the Caribbean qualifiers, to be held August 25-September 2.

The top three teams from the final will qualify for the 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship October 4-17. Group A of the confederation qualifiers is set to be played in Cary, North Carolina, while Group B will be contested in Edinburgh, Texas.

The final stage will take place in Frisco, Texas, with the top three teams qualifying as the CONCACAF representatives to the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France.

The fourth-placed team will engage in an intercontinental play-off for the possibility of qualifying another CONCACAF nation.