Jamaica tackled Grenada on Thursday in the CONCACAF Nations League, the match ended in a 4-1 victory to the Boyz. Jamaica started the game strongly by dominating possession and passing the Grenadians off the park; the Reggae Boyz was rewarded with a well-deserved early goal, which came in the 13th minute through US-based player Kevon Lambert.
Nine minutes later, Jamaica got their second goal of the game after a well-taken goal by Shamar Nicholson. The striker left two defenders in his wake with a brilliant cutback before finishing cooly to drive home Jamaica’s early dominance in the game.
However, Grenada was not going to roll over and die, despite Jamaica’s early sustained pressure on their backline, as they grabbed a goal on the half-hour mark. The Kirani James stadium erupted when the home team half the deficit through Williams with a poacher’s finish type goal.
The second half saw Grenada pushing the Reggae Boyz for an unlikely equaliser but to no avail. Late in the second half, the Reggae Boyz seemingly wrapped up the game, as Demari Gray continued his fantastic form since his debut for Jamaica a couple of months ago with a lovely dribble and finish in the 74th minute.
Captain on the night, Reid, also got in on the act. A quick free-kick from Johnson produced a superb pass to Reid, who was clean through on goal, and the Fulham striker did not make any mistake to extend Jamaica’s lead to 4-1 in the 87th minute.
This victory means the Reggae Boyz continued their unbeaten start to the Nations League, which sees them topping their group. They will look to wrap up this international window on a high with a victory over Haiti, who they face this Sunday in Trinidad and Tobago.
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