Guyana, Martinique play to goal-less draw
By Treiston Joseph
Guyana’s Golden Jaguars and Martinique played to a goal-less finish in their international friendly on Tuesday evening at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground, Linden. It was a tough first half for the Golden Jaguars, as they failed to create good chances, while only getting one shot on goal in the 43rd minute.
The Jaguars struggled to maintain possession, often times giving up the ball in midfield. Martinique, on the other hand, looked better and created a few chances, but there was a lack of direction in the shots taken.
With the first half ending nil-all, the Jaguars came out more energetic in the second, playing more attacking football, while keeping more possession of the ball that put some pressure on the defence of Martinique.
Meanwhile, the visitors continued to play fluent football, looking dangerous, none more heart thumping than in the 69th minute when a shot rocked the right upright of Guyana’s goal, but went out of play. Both teams played stout defence, never really having to deal with any real threat during the 90 minutes of play.
After the game, Interim Head Coach of the Jaguars, Wayne Dover, said he thought the team played well, noting that one of the objectives was to have a ‘clean sheet.’
In addition, Dover noted that the team will look to build on the draw and move their game from strength to strength in an effort to get better as a unit, with the aim of being a top defensive team throughout the region.