Nicholson bags brace, maiden goal for Bailey as Reggae Boyz hit Antigua for 6

By Sports Desk September 06, 2019
Reggae Boyz striker Shamar Nicholson. Reggae Boyz striker Shamar Nicholson.

Striker Shamar Nicholson grabbed a brace while Bundesliga star Leon Bailey netted his debut goal for Jamaica in a comfortable 6-0 win over Antigua and Barbuda in the CONCACAF Nation’s League on Friday.

It was Nicholson who got things going for the home team, much to the delight of the crowd, at the Montego Bay Stadium when he found the back of the net in the 9th minute.  Another debutant, Bobby Reid, added another for the team in the 31st minute with Nicholson returning to safely put the game away by adding another in the 51st minute.

FK Partizani forward Brian Brown added to that lead five minute after coming on to the pitch as a substitute for Junior Flemmings.  Bailey, in his fifth game for the national team, got his maiden international goal in the 77th minute with midfielder Peter Vassell rounding off the scoring in the 81st minute.

The Reggae Boyz have been drawn in group B of the tournament and will next travel to Guyana.  In group B’s other game, Guyana defeated Aruba 1-0.

 

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