Shaw stars as Jamaica drub Antigua 9-0
Jamaica powered past Antigua and Barbuda 9-0 in a CONCACAF Caribbean Women's World Cup qualifying match at the National Stadium on Saturday night.
Striker Khadija Shaw scored a hat-trick to lead the rout. Shaw's goals came in the 10th, 49th and 54th minutes. Christina Chang sent the Reggae Girls in front from the penalty spot in the third minute. Also getting on the score sheet were Trudi Carter (6th), Denesha Blackwood (27th), Ashleigh Shin, Marlo Sweatman (68th) and an own goal in the 73rd minute.
It was a one-sided contest as Jamaica were far superior in all areas.
Assistant coach, Lorne Donaldson said his team could have done better.
"We won the game but I thought we played average. It was the first time some of these girls were playing in Jamaica. We scored some goals but must do better in the next game," Donaldson told The Gleaner after the game.
"I give them credit for winning the game but we want to improve on the performance. We are taking it one game at a time so we will just worry about us and go out to win every game," he added.
In the day's opening fixture, Trinidad and Tobago edged Cuba 3-2 in an exciting game.
Jamaica will next play tomorrow against Bermuda at the National Stadium, starting at 7 p.m.