The Reggae Boyz defeated El Salvador 1-0 in the final game of the group stage of the CONCACAF Gold Cup 2015. It was rough goings for Jamaica from sixth minute when Jermaine Taylor made a good challenge and came out injuring his quad. It was a fast paced game with the El Salvadorians trying to disrupt the rhythm of the Reggae Boyz. Later on the game Dwayne Miller claimed a 50-50 ball and collided with the El Salvadorian’s boot to the head. He was taken to the hospital for pre-cautionary measures. Substitutes defender Michael Hector and goal keeper Ryan Thompson came on for the injured players. The Guatemalan referee had a bad game towards the Reggae Boyz, he issued out 5 yellow cards including an unwarranted red card to forward Darren Mattocks, which Schaefer made known that he will be challenging those cards, which e has 24 hours to do so.
The Reggae Boyz once agian show grit and fight to come away with a 1-0 win. Mattocks laid off a nice ball to Jobi McaAnuff sho shot to the far corner. The El Salvadorian keeper spilled the shot for McCleary to pounce on. Minutes later Mattocks was sent off and immediately you could see the adjustments were made on the pitch. Jobi McAnuff even to the last minute of play he was still putting out a 110%, hats off the Boyz for this valiant effort. Bring home our first Gold Cup.
There are exciting match ups to be played in Round 20 of the National Premier league. In the 3pm fixtures 2nd place Montego Bay United takes on last place August Town FC; while mid-table Cavaliers FC plays bottom of the table Boy’s Town FC. In the 6:30pm game we have top of the table Harbour View FC challenging 3rd place Waterhouse. Listed are the other games and times.
August Town vs Montego Bay United at 3pm
Boys’ Town vs Cavalier FC at 3pm
Sporting Central vs Arnett Gardens at 3pm
Tivoli Gardens vs Humble Lions at 3pm
Harbour View vs Waterhouse at 6:30pm
Portmore United vs Rivoli United 7:00pm
Humble Lion FC 1 – 0 Harbour View FC
Portmore United FC 0 – 1 Tivoli Gardens FC
Rivoli United FC 1 – 3 Cavalier SC
Sporting Central 0 – 0 August Town FC
Waterhouse FC 1 – 0 Boy`s Town FC
Arnett Gardens FC 1 – 0 Montego Bay United