Paul Clarke, Gleaner Writer
Junior Reggae Girl Asia Lee-Fatt scored her third goal in two matches and Jessica Johnson got a brace to lead Jamaica to a 3-0 victory over Haiti in their 2013 CONCACAF Under-17 football Championship last evening at the Montego Bay Sports Complex.
Lee-Fatt, whose two goals gave Jamaica victory in their first match of the championship on Monday against El Salvador, scored in the eighth minute while Jessica Johnson was on target in the 53rd and 62nd minutes as Jamaica booked a semi-final berth. In the earlier game, Mexico drubbed El Salvador 7-0 with a four-goal first half burst. The Mexicans took the lead through Jaqueline Garcia in the 16th minute then doubled the lead in the 21st with Garcia striking her second. She would add a third to complete her hat-trick in the 53rd minute.
Cinthia Huerta in the 32nd minute and a double strike from Janae Gonzalez in the 27th and 52nd minutes completed the rout for Mexico.
But in the feature match, it was the home team Jamaica that gave the crowd at the Montego Bay Stadium some fine entertainment, as they completely dominated Haiti in cruising to a deserved win, with Lee-Fatt, Shaw left back Deneisha Blackwood leading the way for the Under-17 girls, who will bring their exciting brand of football to the semi-finals next week.
The Haitians still looked lively especially in attack and had the Jamaicans scrambling to clear their lines on several raids on Lotteafa Clarke's goal.
With the Jamaicans clearly enjoying themselves, captain Khedija Shaw latched onto a pass in the 79th minute and her effort just missed the target.
Eight minutes from the end the Haitians attacked and their second half substitute Loudwige Durand smashed the crossbar with her shot with Clarke well beaten.