Jamaica's U20 girls defeat Canada to advance to round of 16 in World Cup qualifiers

By February 26, 2020
Jody Brown opened the scoring for Jamaica's U20 women against Canada. Jody Brown opened the scoring for Jamaica's U20 women against Canada.

Goals from Captain Jody Brown, Lacey Murray and Marlee Fray spurred Jamaica to a 3-1 victory over Canada in the CONCACAF Women's U20 World Cup qualifying championship in the Dominican Republic on Wednesday.

The win also means that Jamaica has topped Group C and advanced to the round of 16 where they will face Bermuda on Saturday.

At the Estadio Panamericano in San Cristobal, Jamaica emerged convincing victors despite only having 37 per cent of the possession against the Canadians who had eight of their 24 shots on target.

Jamaica who had 11 shots on goal, were much more efficient scoring three of their four shots on target with Brown opening the scoring in the 20th minute.

Canada continued to dominate possession against the junior Reggae Girlz but somehow the score remained 1-0 until the 80th minute when Lacey Murray doubled the Jamaicans’ lead.

Marlee Fray added a third in the 89th minute, which sealed the victory for the Jamaicans.

Canada got a deserved consolation a minute into stoppage time when Tanya Boychuk pulled one back for her team that finished second in the group with four points.

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