Charles hat-trick pilots U-20 Lady Jags to 7-0 victory over Antigua and Barbuda
Roaring to a sweet victory by a 7-nil margin against their opponents at the Uitvlugt
Community Centre ground yesterday afternoon were Guyana’s Golden Jaguars female U-20 team in the Powerade CONCACAF U-20 Women’s Caribbean Qualifying Championship.
The star of the show was the energetic Otesha Charles, who fired home a hat-trick.
Guyana’s team, who displayed superior fitness, led the game from the start of the referee’s whistle by maneuvering the ball across the field professionally to secure 6 goals in the first half of the game against Antigua and Barbuda.
Antigua and Barbuda were in the shambles at the starting point of the game as Elysia Prasad registered the first goal for Guyana on the first minute.
Just after Prasad’s goal, another goal was in the process, this time it came from Tessa Edwards who volleyed the ball with her right foot after receiving a header from her team mate on the fourth minute.
The trend continued with Guyana creating as many goal chances as they could in the first half, with Otesha Charles being the main goal scorer for the Lady Jags. Charles lobbed four goals with three being registered in the first half in the 11th, 30th and 42th minutes of the game, of which two were headers.
Ashlee Savona (captain) closed the first half of the game by registering the last goal on the 44th minute as she slammed the ball towards Antigua and Barbuda’s goalkeeper, Arrianne Whyte, who was unable to get full control of the ball. The ball bypassed her hands as her plunged to the right side of the goal.
The Jaguars were at ease for the first half and entered the second half of the game with a 6-goal advantage and managed to score one
more in the final half to secure an easy win over Antigua and Barbuda. The final goal was netted by Charles on 58th minute.
Meanwhile, Dominican Republic destroyed Anguilla 5-nil in the first game of the Powerade CONCACAF U-20 Women’s Caribbean Qualifying Championship which started at 1:30PM.
Yauaelsi Soriano and Anajaira Burgos scored the five goals for their team. Soriano’s goals were made in the 28th, 46th and 54th minutes as Burgos’ had her two goals cataloged on the 60th and 88th minutes respectively.
Guyana and Dominican Republic are currently in the lead with three points each. The Championship continues tomorrow from 1:00PM with Dominican Republic taking on Antigua and Barbuda and Guyana playing Anguilla from 3:00PM at Uitvlugt Community Centre ground. The final round of games among the four teams are slated for Sunday.
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