Guyana, Montserrat play to 0-0 draw in Concacaf Nations League
Guyana and Montserrat faced off in a scoreless draw to conclude play in Group C of League B in the 2022-23 Concacaf Nations League (CNL) at the Wildey Turf Stadium in Wildey, Barbados, on Tuesday evening.
Guyana was locked into the second place heading into this encounter, but were searching for a fourth victory to put together its best CNL campaign yet.
Montserrat was searching for its second victory of the tournament to finish third in the group.
The home side (Guyana) was on the offensive early and almost had an early goal in the second minute, but Kelsey Benjamin was well covered by the Montserrat defense.
Elliot Bonds tried his luck with a shot from distance, but was just off the mark in the sixth minute.
The visitors tried to break through just seconds later as Jamie Allen could not break through the wall of defenders. Allen did earn a free kick, but the attempt in the seventh from Brandon Barzey was off the mark.
Guyana continued to push forward with one of their better build ups in the 22nd minute, only to see Leo Lovell blocked by defender Jernade Meade.
Benjamin looked to have gotten the better of the Emerald Boys’ backline, but his attempt in the 67th was intercepted by goalkeeper Corrin Brooks.
Emery Welshman looked to be the hero off the bench but was denied in stoppage time as the match ended in a stalemate.
Goalkeepers Kai McKenzie-Lyle and Corrin Brooks capped off their individual campaigns with clean sheets. Brooks ended the night with two saves.
Both teams will return to League B in the next CNL. In the meantime, Guyana will await to find out their opponent in the Gold Cup Prelims. (Concacaf)