Canada tame Golden Jaguars with 5-1 crushing at Providence
BY DARREN CARMICHAEL
Canada proved too strong for the Guyana Golden Jaguars with a 5-1 mauling of the locals in the feature game of a double header at
Providence. The event was part of the calendar of events to celebrate the nation’s golden jubilee of Independence.
Canada opened the game with a slow build-up play as they tried to work their way into the game familiarizing themselves with the Providence outfield. Canada enjoyed a good spell of possession early on as Guyana struggled to maintain possession.
Nerves were flying high early on in the match when Jahall Greaves had a great opportunity in the 15th minute to put the home side ahead but his shot was blocked by the defender.
Canada continued to work the ball around the field but lacked final execution on, as they only managed one shot on goal after
The crowd was in the game throughout the opening minutes as the ohhs and awws propelled from the stands.
The Jaguars had another great opportunity after Eon Alleyne shot went flying over the crossbar from a Trayon Bobb’s cross after a brilliant run down the left flank.
Guyana started pressing high putting pressure on the Canadian side creating numerous opportunities but lacked that final execution.
Canada caught Guyana on the counter attack through Ben Fisk who was having an outstanding start on the left wing. He fired his shot at goal after beating two defenders off the dribble his shot was saved by the keeper.
The game started to settle down as both sides started to figure out each other.
Canada took the lead in the 23rd minute when Celeb Clarke volleyed home a left footed shot following a cross by Louis Beland-Goyotte from the right wing.
Things got even worst for Guyana in the 29th minute when Guyana’s captain Colin Nelson accidentally kicked the ball into his own net in an attempt to stop a shot from Richmond Laryea.
Guyana looked shell-shocked after conceding 2 goals in six minutes as they carelessly gave up possession while on the attack as they pursued their first goal of the evening.
However, Canada would hold on to their two-goal advantage and ended the first half leading 2-0.
Upon the resumption, Canada would once again find the back of the net when Raheem Edwards struck a left footed Messi-like finesse shot into the top corner to make it 3-0.
Treyon Bobb was Guyana’s lion-hearted player throughout the game as he tried to inject life into the Guyanese side.
Canada swarmed the Guyanese half with their continuous attacks towards goal.
However, Guyana would hold their defensive line and withstand Canada’s relentless attacks for the time being.
The Jaguars came roaring back when Hubert Pedro finished a shot from inside the box to make it 3-1 in the 68th minute.
Nevertheless, Canada would regain their 3 goal advantage in the 73rd minute after Ben Fisk’s brilliant run down the left wing beating two defenders before dragging the ball around the keeper and striking it into the empty net to give Canada a 4-1 lead with little over quarter of an hour to play.
Canada refused to sit back and see the game out as they once again pressed forward and caught Guyana on the break in the 87th minute when Jordan Hamilton rocket home a shot from inside the box to make it 5-1 with three minutes to play.
The Canadians would then close out the game and complete a resounding victory over Guyana.
In the first game of the day, Georgetown’s schools champion Chase Academy defeated Linden’s top secondary school Wismar Christianburg Secondary by a 2-1 margin.