Bobb, Glasgow score in Golden Jaguars win over Bermuda
- Jamaal Shabazz men remain top of Group B
By Akeem Greene
Omari Glasgow scored yet again as Guyana’s Golden Jaguars extended their winning run in League B of the Concacaf Nations League with a battling 2-1 victory over Bermuda on Tuesday afternoon at the National Track and Field Facility, Leonora.
18-year-old Glasgow scored his third goal in two matches to put Golden Jaguars ahead in the 45+2 after the dynamic Trayon Bobb opened the team’s account in the 35th minute.
The Bermudans did equalize in the 42nd minute via a superb goal from Dante Leverock, but it was Guyana who walked away the happier side and extended their record to two wins in four matches against Bermuda.
Golden Jaguars started the campaign with a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Montserrat on Saturday in the Dominican Republic and now sit comfortably atop the table.
There were chances for more goals; in the 61st minute, Bobb made a cross in the 18-yard box, but Emery Welshman’s bicycle attempt was to no avail.
Jaguars custodian Quillian Roberts also had to pull out a diving save in the 80th to stop a rocket that seemed destined for goal.
Stephen Duke-Mckenna had a solo run at goal in the 88th, but was brought down by Oliver Harvey, who was given a red card for the extreme physical challenge.
Glasgow had a chance in stoppage time to complete a brace, but he missed the open goal with an unmoved keeper.
A thrilling end to first-half
It seemed the tale of the first half would have been close shaves and missed chances after enterprising plays by both units until Bobb, who was usual the workhorse on the left-wing, cut in between the defenders and crashed one into the net.
The emotions quelled until Dante Leverock with an acrobatic bicycle kick lobbed the ball over the head of custodian Roberts to equalise.
Both sides probably would have taken it square heading into the break, but the prolific Glasgow got a loose ball and simply just waited a tad until he pulled the right-foot trigger and slotted it through the legs of a defender and the keeper.
The moment ignited applause from the sprinkling of spectators for their new national hero.
Guyana now turns attention to powerhouses Haiti on Saturday from 16:00h at Leonora. Haiti drew their opening match against Bermuda.