Guyana’s Lady Jags top group to qualify for Women’s Gold Cup Prelims
Guyana secured first place in Group A of League B of the Concacaf Road to W Gold Cup tournament, and by virtue of winning their group, the Lady Jags have qualified for the Concacaf Women’s Gold Cup Prelims.
On Sunday, Guyana won 3-0 against Antigua and Barbuda at the Dr. Ir. Franklin Essed Stadium in Paramaribo, Suriname.
Annalisa Vincent struck with a back-heel in the 39th minute to put Guyana in front. The play developed quickly from a Otesha Charles cross to the left side to a pass in the box by Shanice Alferd before Vincent got the final hit.
Charles put her name on the scoresheet with a header in the 63rd minute by connecting with a cross from Brianne Desa, before Neema Liverpool put the finishing touch on a Guyana corner kick in the 85th on a second assist from Desa.
It was Guyana’s fifth victory in six matches in Group A, ending on 15 points, three head of Suriname (four wins, two losses). The other teams in the group- Antigua and Barbuda and Dominica- ended on four points each with identical records of one win, one draw and four losses.
The Lady Jags started with a 2-1 loss to Antigua, before trouncing Dominica 5-0 and 9-0 and prevailing 1-0 over Suriname on two occasions before Sunday’s final game.
President of the Guyana Football Federation Wayne Forde hailed the historic success of the team.