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Reggae Boyz roll past hosts Guyana

PICTURED: Jamaica's head coach Theodore Whitmore

DEVER ORGILL and Alvas Powell notched two goals each as Jamaica breezed past hosts Guyana 4-0 at the National Track & Field Centre in Providence on Monday (Sept 9).

The emphatic win, following their 6-0 drubbing of Antigua & Barbuda on Friday (Sept 6), leaves Jamaica top of Group B in the CONCACAF Nations League.

Powell broke his duck for the Reggae Boyz with an amazing opener on 14 minutes. Having collected the ball in the opposition half, the FC Cincinnati defender made a mazy run that he polished off with a glorious thunderbolt past stunned Akel Clarke.

Powell doubled the Boyz' lead a dozen minutes later, once more getting the better of a couple of defenders, and finishing off a neat one-two with hot-shot striker Shamar Nicholson.

And Bethlehem Steel forward Chevanne Willis should have made it made it three-goal cushion, but Turkish-based striker Orgill made no mistake to put the result beyond doubt on the stroke of half-time with a simple tap-in.

Ten minutes into the second half Orgill was gifted his second strike, after the ball fell at his feet following a poor parry by Clarke from Nicholson’s close range effort.

The hosts almost snatched a consolation last-gasp goal, but skipper Andre Blake pushed a stinging free-kick from Bolton Wanderers' Stephen Duke-McKenna’s onto the crossbar.

Jamaica's head coach Theodore Whitmore will be delighted with comprehensive back-to-back victories without conceding to top the group at the midway stage.

These triumphs have not only instilled confidence and camaraderie into the Boyz squad, but there is now the long overdue belief before they tackle the FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

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