As the Reggae Girlz continue to hunt more history in the world of Football they tackled defending Olympic gold medalist Canada for a place in the prestigious event.
The Reggae Girlz started the first half well by dominating possession for the first 15 minutes of the game but failed to create any real threat on the Canadian goal.
However, despite having little of the ball in the first quarter of the game, it was the women from North America who got the early breakthrough after Prince headed in a dangerous cross via Lawrence to beat the Jamaican goalkeeper with 18 minutes on the clock.
From the first goal went in, the Reggae Girlz looked shell-shocked, which gave Canada the impetus to take control of the game. Although Jamaica attempted to make a few good attacking combinations up the pitch, the effort proved in vain as they were unable to force the Canadian goalkeeper to make a single save, ending the first half a goal down.
It was much the same in the second period; Jamaica’s defence came under severe pressure, with Canadians hitting the upright after just seconds on the clock.
Canada continued to create more openings in Jamaica’s defence, forcing Spencer into action on numerous occasions. Late into extra time, the Canadians grabbed another goal following a clinical finish from their striker to give Canada a 2-0 lead victory.
Jamaica will now travel to Canada as they try to overturn a 2-0 deficit. The Canadians will be the favourites to finish the job at home following their impressive performance in Kingston.