Ruthless Jamaica hit six past Aruba in Curacao

By October 15, 2019

Maalique Foster scored a brace while Chavany Willis, Shemar Nicholson and Lamar Walker all scored as Jamaica hammered Aruba 6-0 in the return leg of their Group C match at the Ergillo Hato Stadium in Curacao on Tuesday.

Junior Flemmings also scored his first goal for Jamaica in what could only be described as a rout.

Following a lacklustre performance at the Kingston’s National Stadium on Saturday when the Jamaicans won 2-0, the visitors would have been hoping for an improved performance on Tuesday night and, that they did.

Jamaica got on the score sheet early when Willis scored from the penalty spot after only seven minutes.

Jamaica netted their second 10 minutes later when Maalique Foster slammed home a half volley from just out the 18-yard box past a stunned Eric Abdul, who stood motionless as the ball crashed into the back of the net.

Foster turned provider two minutes later, putting through Lamar Walker on goal. The 19-year-old Bethlehem Steel midfielder, demonstrating composure that belies his age and experience at this level, rounded Abdul and slotted home to put the Reggae Boyz up 3-0.

Jamaica continued to threaten the Aruban goal and found a fourth in the 34th minute when Abdul parried a shot from Willis into the path of on an onrushing Shamar Nicholson for a tap-in from two yards.

Jamaica went into the break leading 4-0 completely in control of the match.

At the resumption, it did not take long for Jamaica to add to their lead.

Flemmings, who was very effective down the left flank early in the half, drove past several defenders and into the box before passing the ball into the far corner well out of Abdul’s reach for Jamaica’s fifth.

Flemmings, who sank to his knees and raised his arms to the heavens in celebration after he scored, was integral to Jamaica’s sixth that came in the 53rd minute. His shot from the left side of the box was parried by Abdul into the path of Foster who tapped into for his second on the night.

The win means Jamaica has the maximum of 12 points from their four matches so far in the group and Theodore Whitmore’s side has yet to concede a goal while scoring 18.

Aruba remains at the bottom of the table with no points from their four matches.

 

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