‘We must guard against complacency’- U-20 Coach Dover


After thumping wins in their first two games of Group A of the Concacaf Men’s Under-20 Championship Qualifying, the national Under-20 men must guard against complacency, Head Coach Wayne Dover has warned.

The Guyanese take on the US Virgin Islands on Friday, brimming with confidence after a 6-0 win over Montserrat and a 3-0 success over St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Dover said, “We play the USVI on Friday and we want to guard against complacency in the camp by both players and coaches, thinking it’s an easy game and it’s a game already won.”

“We want to ensure that we remain confident, focused and disciplined in our approach to the game and play as hard as we did in the previous games and get the result that is needed to take us to nine points and put us in a very good position going into the final game to determine which teams qualify for the championship in June.”

Guyana has scored nine goals in two games without conceding (Photo: Concacaf Facebook page)

On Saturday last, Guyana enjoyed an excellent start with a 6-0 victory over Montserrat. Omari Glasgow opened the scoring in the 31st, followed by Dorwin George in the 36th.

The second half began with the Nicolas McArthur show taking stage, as the Guyana midfielder and captain netted a hat-trick, scoring in the 49th, 78th and 84th minutes. The triumphant day for the Golden Jaguars was then capped by a Ravon Bayley goal in the 87th minute.

On Monday, Guyana marched to a second straight win with a 3-0 final score over St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Osafa Simpson was the key figure for the Golden Jaguars, as he scored on each side of halftime in the 35th and 47th minutes to give Guyana a 2-0 lead.

Glasgow then tallied for the second straight game in the 68th to complete the scoring. Guyana’s final game in the group is against Nicaragua on Sunday.

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