Reggae Girlz head into USVI clash on the back of 30 goals in three games

By October 07, 2019

Jamaica’s senior women’s football team continued its impressive showing in Group B of the Caribbean Olympic Qualifying Stage by thrashing St Lucia 11-0 on Sunday night at the National Stadium in Kingston.

Captain Khadija Shaw and Deneisha Blackwood led the Reggae Girlz with three goals apiece.

Shaw handed the Reggae Girlz the lead in the second minute before completing her hattrick in the 16th and 34th minutes.

Blackwood found the back of the net in the 24th, 68th and 78th minutes.

Cheyna Matthews, Dominique Bond Flasza, Tiffany Cameron, Trudi Carter, and Tarania Clarke secured the other goals.

The victory represents the third straight for the Reggae Girlz in the five-team qualifying tournament being staged in Jamaica.

The three games have produced 30 goals for the Reggae Girlz ahead of their final game on Tuesday against the US Virgin Islands.

The Reggae Girlz opened their campaign with a 12-1 victory against Cuba on September 30 followed by a 7-0 triumph against Barbados on October 4.

Paul-Andre Walker

Paul-Andre is the Managing Editor at SportsMax.tv. He comes to the role with almost 20 years of experience as journalist. That experience includes all facets of media. He began as a sports Journalist in 2001, quickly moving into radio, where he was an editor before becoming a news editor and then an entertainment editor with one of the biggest media houses in the Caribbean.

Related items

  • Ajax not taking a 'big risk' with Chelsea-bound Ziyech Ajax not taking a 'big risk' with Chelsea-bound Ziyech

    Ajax will be without Hakim Ziyech for the second leg of their Europa League last-32 tie with Getafe, Erik ten Hag has confirmed.

    Ziyech will join Chelsea at the end of the season, with the player having agreed a five-year contract to move to Stamford Bridge.

    The Morocco international was a star of Ajax's charge to the Champions League semi-finals last season and has scored nine goals across all competitions in 2019-20.

    However, a calf problem ruled him out for the opening leg against Getafe, which Ajax lost 2-0 in Spain.

    Ziyech missed a 1-0 defeat to Heracles on Sunday with a recurrence of the issue and Ten Hag has now revealed the 26-year-old will be absent again on Thursday.

    "Still for the same reason, he hasn't recovered enough," Ten Hag said in a news conference when asked about Ziyech.

    "Given the injury, we cannot take a big risk with that. We cannot risk putting everything at stake for one match."

    Sunday's defeat left Ajax just three points clear of AZ at the top of the Eredivisie, though Ten Hag has been boosted by the return of Quincy Promes. Noussair Mazraoui and David Neres, however, are both still out.

  • T&T leads Caribbean trio into next round of Women’s Under-20 Championship T&T leads Caribbean trio into next round of Women’s Under-20 Championship

    Dominican RepublicHaiti and Trinidad and Tobago are through to the Round of 16 of the 2020 Concacaf Women’s Under-20 Championship after posting wins on Tuesday in Group F at the Estadio Panamericano in San Cristobal.

    It was a hard-fought contest throughout, but Trinidad and Tobago used a late push to down Cayman Islands 2-0.

    Maria-Frances Serrant broke the deadlock in the 78’ before Afiyah Cornwall put the finishing touches on the three points with a goal in the 90+4’, giving the Soca Warriors six points through two matches.

    Just like in their opening match against the Cayman Islands, Haiti flexed their scoring muscles with a 7-0 victory against Saint Kitts and Nevis.

    Both Dayana Louis Pierre (32’, 40’) and Abaina Louis (36’, 46’) had braces, while Melchie Dumornay (22’), Mirlene Dorce (41’) and Rose-ayla Marcellus (55’) chipped in with goal.

  • Cruz Azul thump Portmore United in Mexico to end Champions League run Cruz Azul thump Portmore United in Mexico to end Champions League run

    Cruz Azul took care of business against Jamaican club Portmore United with a 4-0 win in the second leg of the 2020 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League Quarterfinals Round of 16 on Tuesday night at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City.

    The result lifted Cruz Azul to a 6-1 aggregate win over the Caribbean club and a place in the quarterfinals of the tournament.

    There was suffocating pressure from Cruz Azul from the very start, yet the star of the show early on was Portmore United goalkeeper Kemar Foster, who made a trio of highlight-reel saves.

    But Foster could only stop so many shots and Orbelin Pineda gave Cruz Azul a 1-0 lead in the 22nd minute with a spectacular right-footed volley.

    Cruz Azul continued pushing for another goal, but they had to wait until the 60th to double the margin when Jonathan Borja floated in a cross from the left and from the slimmest of angles, Lucas Passerini headed in to make it 2-0.

    The night was then capped by Pablo Ceppelini’s penalty conversion in the 76th and Borja’s strike in the 90th.

© 2020 SportsMaxTV All Rights Reserved.