Jaguars lose 1-0 to Reggae Boyz
Montego Bay, Jamaica – Guyana’s Golden Jaguars went down 1-nil to Jamaica when the two teams met on Friday evening at the Catherine Hall Stadium in Montego Bay Jamaica, in their FIFA International Friendly.
In front of a lively crowd in the St. James parish capital which is known to be a lucrative tourist destination, the first half ended
scoreless as the Jaguars defended valiantly under the assault of the “Reggae Boyz” attack, led by captain and striker Luton Shelton.
Although the initial stages of the second half was almost carbon body to the first half, Guyana begun to step up the gas with forward Carl Cort and wingers Dwain “Dugin” Jacobs and Dwight Peters leading the charge.
However in the 61st minute, the Jamaicans would find the back of the net. 21year old forward Jeremie Lynch of Jamaican Premier League side, Harbour View FC, scored on his debut to hand the Reggae Boys the victory.
Lynch was a late replacement into the Jamaica squad after star striker Ricardo Fuller had pulled out.
Guyana almost pulled a goal-back in the dying minutes of the game when right back Kester David headed a corner from Peters into the cross-bar.
With both teams preparing for the third round of the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 Qualifiers, the Jaguars will now travel to play Panama on May 20th.They then wrap up their preparation with a camp at a undisclosed South American location, before heading to Mexico where they would face the home side on June 8 in the first game of the qualifiers at the world famous Estadio Azetca, in which the 1970 and 1986 World Cup finals were held.
Guyana is drawn alongside Mexico, El Salvador and Costa Rica, while Jamaica will face the likes of Guatemala, USA and Antigua and Barbuda.