Golden Jags taste redemption with 4-0 victory over Bahamas

– Omari Glasgow nets 1st international goal

Omari Glasgow

Redemption! Hard fought but sweet in the end. The Guyana Senior Men’s National Football Team had their redemption on Tuesday afternoon after mounting an unassailable attack on the Bahamas at the Estadio Felix Sanchez Stadium in the Dominican Republic.
Maintaining faith in his initial team, Head Coach Marcio Maximo started with the same XI as the first game, with the only exception being a change in the goalkeeping department.

Emery Welshman

The Guyanese outfit, comprising Sam Cox (C), Kadell Daniel, Trayon Bobb, Callum Harriott, Keanu Marsh-Browne, Matthew Briggs, Daniel Wilson, Miguel Scarlett, Kai McKenzie Lyle, Emery Welshman and Terrence Vancooten, nailed four goals into the Bahamian net for a much-needed victory.
Not only did the victory signal a bounce back for the Golden Jaguars, it did well to cut down their goal deficit after their 3-0 thrashing at the hands of Trinidad and Tobago last week; setting up a clean slate for the second half of their CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers.
Meanwhile, Bahamas’ Head Coach Nesly Jean opted for Terry Delancy, Logan Russell, Jean Francois, Peter Julmis, Ian Lowe, Lesly St. Fleur, Dylan Pritchard, Ambry Moss, Cameron Hepple, Marcel Joseph and Isiah Collie to commence his attack on the Jaguars.

Kadell Daniel

But one does not easily attack a Jaguar? The intended onslaught was reversed, and Terrence Vancooten opened the scoring in the 8th minute for a 1-0 score at the half.
Kadell Daniel later welcomed the second segment with Guyana’s second goal in the 54th minute. 17-year-old Omari Glasgow (the youngest player in the current side), netted his first international goal in the 75th minute, mere minutes after going on as a substitute for Callum Harriott. And the final nail in the Bahamas’ coffin came in the 81st minute off the boots of Emery Welshman, to set up Guyana’s 4-0 win.

Terrence Vancooten

Pernell Schultz, Nathan Moriah-Welsh, Job Caesar and Nicholai Andrews were among Guyana’s other subs.
The Golden Jaguars’ next World Cup qualifying outing will come in June against St Kitts and Nevis and Puerto Rico.
Guyana now stands in third position in Group F, with 3 points. Leading the Group is St Kitts and Nevis with 6 points, and Trinidad and Tobago is next, with 4 points. Puerto Rico sits at fourth place with 1 point, while the Bahamas are yet to accumulate a point after two losses. (Jemima Holmes)