Beckford scores on debut to help Reggae Boyz stretch unbeaten run

By March 12, 2020

Reggae Boyz debutant Kemar Beckford could not have asked for a better first outing with his country after he scored for the outfit in a 2-0 friendly win over Bermuda at the Montego Bay Sports Complex on Wednesday night.

Beckford’s 79th-minute effort was preceded by Jourdaine Fletcher’s 41st-minute goal.

Beckford, a 28-year-old forward who plies his trade for Mount Pleasant Academy in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL), was tapped for the National team after challenging fellow national, Corey Burke for Golden Boot honours in the RSPL, scoring 14 goals in 2019.

Beckford's most successful season before that came as a Waterhouse player when he scored 12 goals in the 2018 season.

The result extended the Reggae Boyz unbeaten run to seven matches.

Prior to last night’s game, the last the Reggae Boyz were on the losing side of a fixture was against the United States where they lost 3-1 in the Goal Cup in July.

Since then, the Reggae Boyz have beaten Antigua and Barbuda 6-0, Guyana 4-0, Aruba 2-0, Aruba 6-0, Antigua and Barbuda 2-0, and drew with Guyana 1-1.

Jamaica are now ranked 48th in the world and fourth in CONCACAF behind Mexico (11), the United States (22), and Costa Rica (46).

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.

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