LEONORA, Guyana – Guyana welcome Jamaica in Group C of League B action in the Concacaf Nations League on Monday night at the Leonora National Track & Field Center in Leonora, Guyana.
The Golden Jaguars got off to a good start thanks to a 1-0 away win at Aruba in their opening match.
Sheldon Holder was the man with the game winning goal. Assist man Kelsey Benjamin and midfielder Neil Danns also stood out in the Guyana victory.
Jamaica had the best start they could ask for with a convincing 6-0 win over Antigua and Barbuda.
Shamar Nicholson’s stood out with a brace and the match-winning goal. Leon Bailey was also instrumental in the win as the orchestrator and one of the scorers on the night.
Forward Bobby Reid scored in his Jamaica debut and will also be looking to increase his tally on Monday night. Brian Brown and Peter Vassell were the other scorers in the win.
A win for either side would set that nation nicely atop the group, while a loss could prove to be a setback in their hopes to ascend to League A.
A draw would postpone group dominance and could allow one of the other teams in the group to join the fray for the October fixtures.
Guyana vs. Jamaica Game Notes
R: ANDERSON ABRAMS, WILLIAM RENE (Puerto Rico)
AR1: MORALES GARCIA, JAIRO (Puerto Rico)
AR2: WALES, CALEB (Trinidad and Tobago)
4th Official: DA COSTA, WILSON JUARES ANTONIO (Bahamas)
The last time they met was on October 12, 2016, for the 2017 Gold Cup Qualifiers (Round 3 - Group A). Win 2-4 for Jamaica in overtime, goals by Adrian Butters x2 (GUY), and Je-Vaughn Watson, Dicoy Williams, Shaun Francis, and Cory Burke (JAM), played at the Leonora National Track & Field Center (GUY).
Guyana’s (GUY) Record at the CNL 2019-20: GP-1 G-1 D-0 L-0 (GF-1 GA-0).
It defeated Aruba 1-0 with a goal from Sheldon Holder, in what was his presentation at the CONCACAF League of Nations. Match played at Ergilio Hato Stadium (Willemstad, CUW).
Sheldon Holder made three shots against Aruba
Liam Gordon and Matthew Briggs were the players with the correct passes against ARU (32 each).
Goalkeeper Akel Clarke made two saves against Aruba.
It defeated Antigua and Barbuda 6-0 in the first Group G match at the CONCACAF League of Nations, goals by Shamar Nicholson x2, Bobby Reid, Brian Brown, Leon Bailey, and Peter Vassell, at the Montego Bay Sports Complex.
Shamar Nicholson made four shots against Antigua and Barbuda
Leon Bailey participated in 50% of the goals against ATG (one goal and two assists).
Devon Williams and Adrian Mariappa were the team's soccer players against ATG (65 and 61 respectively). The team had 446 passes (92% effectiveness).
Andre Blake, goalkeeper and captain of Jamaica, had a save against Antigua and Barbuda.
Guyana Series vs. Jamaica
They have met five times, and in those games, Jamaica won 4 GF 16 GC-4 and lost one.
Three matches were at the Caribbean Cup (one in the qualifying phase) and two in the final stage.
In Jamaica, they have faced twice, a game was friendly, the other official, two wins for Jamaica GF- 7 GA- 0
The last time they met in Guyana was on October 11, 2016. Jamaica's 4-2 win, qualifiers at the Caribbean Cup in Leonora.
Two goals: Paul Davis (JAM), Marvin Morgan (JAM) and Adrian Butters (GUY).