Jamaica beat Barbados 2-0
PATIENCE and perseverance paid off for Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz as they defeated a spirited Barbados side 2-0 in a friendly football international at the National Stadium last night.
After a goalless first half, the Bajan Tridents suffered a major setback, 30 minutes into the second half when centre back Rommel Burgess was stretchered off the field with a shoulder injury.
Jamaica immediately capitalised on his absence as Major League Soccer strikers, Darren Mattocks and Deshorn Brown scored in the 75th and 82nd minutes, respectively.
Just before those goals, Barbados came extremely close to scoring when forward Jamal Chandler struck the right post with a low left foot shot.
Barbados’ head coach Colin “Potato” Forde handed senior caps to midfielder Romario Harewood and defender Akeene Browne who started, as well as strikers Chai Lloyd and Jabarry “Papi” Chandler and defender Teriq Highland, who all came on as substitutes. (EZS)