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Jamaica crush Dominican Republic

Published:Tuesday | June 24, 2014 | 12:00 AM

SAN CRISTOBAL, Dominican Republic (CMC):

Shakira Duncan scored four goals for the second time in three days as Jamaica crushed hosts the Dominican Republic 7-0 on Sunday to qualify for the finals of the inaugural Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Women's Caribbean Cup.

Playing in the decisive final game of Group Five at the Estadio Panamericano, Jamaica rushed to a 4-0 lead at half-time before pumping in three more second-half goals to run out easy winners.

Jamaica ended on a maximum six points in the three-team group, while the DR finished second on three, with St Lucia ending without a point.

Needing a win to advance to the final round, Jamaica started brightly when Duncan put them ahead in the third minute, and then doubled the lead in the 23rd.

Omolyn Davis netted the first of her brace in the 31st, before Donnakay Henry struck three minutes before half-time to put the game out of DR's reach.

In the second half, Duncan took charge with goals in the 64th and 77th minutes, before Davis wrapped up proceedings at the death with her second goal.

On Friday night, Duncan also netted four times as Jamaica crushed hapless St Lucia 14-0.

Jamaica will now progress to the finals in Trinidad and Tobago in August where they meet fellow group winners Antigua & Barbuda, Bermuda, Martinique, and Haiti.