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FOOTBALL: Jamaica ties for group lead in Carib Cup, beat Barbuda 3-0

Published:Saturday | November 15, 2014 | 11:05 AM

Host nation Jamaica defeated Antigua and Barbuda 3-0 last night to move closer to a spot in the final of the 2014 Caribbean Cup in Montego Bay.



The victory lifted the Reggae Boyz into a first-place tie in Group B.



They are on four points with Haiti, which blanked Martinique, also 3-0, earlier.



Martinique and Antigua are on a point each.



The two CONCACAF Gold Cup spots from the group are still available and Jamaica and Haiti are well placed to secure those places going into the final set of matches in the group.



Kemar Lawrence, Darren Mattocks and captain Rodolph Austin netted the goals for Jamaica.



Meanwhile, defending champions Cuba and Trinidad and Tobago will face off in a Group ‘A’ top-of-the-table fixture today to determine the first finalist of the Caribbean Cup.



The day features the final set of matches in the group.



The T&T, Cuba match is a repeat of the 2012 final and is the second game of a double-header at the Montego Sports Complex. It begins at 8 p.m.



The opening games features third place French Guiana against fourth place Curacao.



T&T, who will enter the day atop the four-team standings with maximum six points, only need a point to advance to Tuesday's final.



Cuba are on four points and need a victory to remain on course to defend their title.



The winners and runners-up of each group automatically qualify for the Gold Cup.



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