Sloppy Reggae Girlz drub Grenada 6-1 in Group C World Cup qualifier Featured

Jamaica’s Reggae Girls defeated Grenada 6-1 to secure their second win from as many starts in Concacaf Women World Cup qualifying action at the Kirani James Stadium on Sunday.

However, notwithstanding the lopsided scoreline, Jamaica was sloppy and profligate in front of goal fluffing several clear chances to run up the score against a squad comprised mainly of teenagers. Jody Brown and Trudi Carter were among the chief offenders missing several golden opportunities to add to their respective tallies.

After a frustrating start to the game when several opportunities to score were spurned, Jamaica opened the scoring when Tiffany Cameron netted in the 28th minute. Jody Brown doubled the lead in the 42nd minute while Khadijah Shaw added a third from a solo effort in stoppage time as Jamaica took a 3-0 lead at the break.

The second half was more of the same as Jamaica spurned several easy chances to score past the often-injured goalkeeper Tiranha Williams, who seemed out of her depth but was much the busier of the two keepers.

The Reggae Girlz profligacy came back to haunt them in the 52nd minute when Dominique Bond-Flasza failed to control a pass that led to turnover in their defensive third.

Roneisha Frank took possession, dribbled round Bond-Flasza and smashed a shot past goalkeeper Sydney Schneider into the bottom left corner to make it 3-1.

Jamaica responded three minutes later when Brown added her second and Jamaica’s fourth in the 55th minute to restore Jamaica’s three-goal lead.

Jamaica would have to wait until the 73rd minute to get their fifth, a shot from distance by Alika Keene that sailed over Williams into the back of the net to make it 5-1.

Shaw would add her second and Jamaica’s sixth in stoppage time when she headed in a Bond-Flasza cross from close range to complete the lopsided victory.

The win means Jamaica has six points from two games following their 4-0 victory over Bermuda at the National Stadium in Kingston last Thursday.

However, the Jamaicans trail the Dominican Republic on goal difference. The Dom Rep has 13 goals in their two matches so far while Jamaica has scored 10 while conceding one.





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