‘Lady Jags’ stun Suriname 6-1; Bermuda beat Barbados


Guyana’s senior national female football team, the ‘Lady Jags’, inflicted a 6-1 drubbing on Suriname when action continued in Group E of the CONCACAF Caribbean Women’s Qualifiers on Friday evening at the Leonora Track and Field facility.

After securing a 2-2 draw in their opening game against Bermuda on Wednesday, the Guyanese needed a win to stand a realistic chance of advancing out of the Group, and they responded in grand fashion with five players getting on the scoresheet.

Suriname opened the floodgates with a Sabrina Rigters goal in the 38th minute, and after that it was all about the ‘Lady Jags.’

Brittany Persaud equalised two minutes later, and Brianne Desa handed the Guyanese the lead, scoring on the stroke of half-time.

Upon resumption, the ‘Lady Jags’ went on a scoring spree, netting four unanswered goals. Calaigh Copeland scored in the 58th minute to make it 3-1, and then seven minutes later, Sydney Cummings made it 4-1.

Persaud completed a double in the 67th minute to stretch Guyana’s advantage, before Tiandi Smith finished off the demolition job with a goal in the 88th minute.

In the earlier clash, Bermuda topped Barbados 3-2. Barbados had won their first game against Suriname on the opening day, 2-1.

Bermuda’s scorers were Akelya Furbert (17th), Teyah Lindo (68th) and Deshao Darrell (74th), while Barbados’ goals came from Felicia Jarvis (32nd) and Caitlyn Padmore (89th).

Group E action wraps up on Sunday (May 27) with Guyana playing Barbados from 19:30h in the feature game, while Bermuda will come up against Suriname at 17:00h.

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