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Boyz hammer Guyana in Nations League

Published:Tuesday | September 10, 2019 | 12:00 AM

The Reggae Boyz took sole position atop the Group C standings in the Concacaf Nations League following a comprehensive 4-0 beating of Guyana at the Leonora Stadium in Georgetown yesterday.

Goals from Alvas Powell (14th and 26th) and Dever Orgill (43rd and 54th) secured the win for the Jamaicans, who moved to six points from two games in the four-team group.

Guyana remain in second spot on three points, same as Antigua and Barbuda, who edged the pointless Aruba 2-1.

Total domination

It was total domination from the Jamaicans, who went about their business in all-out attacking mode from the first whistle. The ever-overlapping defender Powell outsped his marker and fired a low stinging shot from just outside the box, which eluded goalkeeper Akel Clarke for the opening goal.

Twelve minutes later, the Boyz were on the move once again, and this time, Powell played a delightful one-two with striker Shamar Nicholson, who played the ball inside the area for Powell to round Clarke and slot home into an empty net.

With the stuffing knocked out of the home team, the Jamaicans were not about to let up on their relentless attacking pressure, and they would get a third goal just before the half-time break.

Left-sided defender Kemar Lawrence made an overlapping run and whipped a cross inside the box for Nicholson to lay off to the ever-present Orgill, who riffled his shot low and hard past Clarke to give the Boyz a three-goal cushion.

The writing was then plastered on the wall in the 54th minute as Orgill finished off a rebound off Clarke, who made the initial save following a rasping shot from striker Shamar Nicholson.

Lennox Aldred