Golden Jaguars edge Bahamas 3-2 to stay unbeaten


On Tuesday evening, Guyana won 3-2 over The Bahamas at the National Track and Field Facility, West Coast Demerara.

The win means the Golden Jaguars are unbeaten in two matches, as they defeated Antigua and Barbuda 5-1 on Saturday.

Bahamas goalkeeper Vance Wheaton blocked a shot on target from Omari Glasgow in the 31’ to keep the score level.

Wood Julmis of The Bahamas converted from the penalty spot in the 39’ to break the deadlock. Julmis was fouled inside the box by defender Liam Gordon on the prior play.

Omari Glasgow equalized with an ‘Olimpico’ from a corner kick opportunity in the 44’ as his uncontested hit sailed into the far netting. The 19-year-old has four goals through the first two games and has surpassed his three-goal best in the 2022–23 edition.

Stephen Duke-McKenna gained the lead for Guyana in the 54’ with a powerful strike from outside the box as Glasgow helped orchestrate the build-up.

Kelsey Benjamin extended the lead to 3-1 in the 58’ on a pass across goal from Glasgow to slide it just past Wheaton.

Julmis pulled one back in the 86’, completing a brace.

The Bahamas earned another penalty kick, leading to the second conversion from the spot kick and putting a road point within reach.

Guyana was able to hold on for the victory to improve to 2-0-0. The Bahamas, meanwhile, are still in search of their first victory.

Guyana will lock horns with Puerto Rico on October 14th before the reverse fixture is staged on October 17th.

The Golden Jaguars’ final two matches will occur on November 18th and November 21st, respectively, against the Bahamas, Antigua, and Barbuda. (CONCACAF)



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