By Treiston Joseph
The Guyana National Football squad better known as the Golden Jaguars delivered a crushing 7-nil defeat to Anguilla when the 2016 ScotiaBank Men’s Caribbean Cup Championship commenced at the National Stadium, Providence on Tuesday evening.
In front of approximately 1000 fans, the Golden Jags sent the home crowd away happily as the match was practically over within the first 35 minutes of the game.
With Vurlon Mills sending a cross into the box and Dwight Peters on the receiving end, the latter easily sank the game’s first shot on target in the 11th minute of the match to the jubilation of the small crowd in attendance.
Captain of the Golden Jags would easily add to Guyan’s tally in the 14th minute of the match while notching a double in the 30th minute as the Guyana Jags put themselves firmly in the ascendancy.
Neil Danns would score in the 34th minute while Gregory ‘Jackie Chan’ Richardson would score on the 45th minute as Guyana took a 5-nil half time lead.
The second half was more of the same for the home side, displaying brilliant passing as well as constant attacks from both the left and right wings.
Nevertheless, Mills after his assist early in the game was rewarded with a goal in the 48th minute while Marcel Barrington notched a goal in the 65th minute to end the goal scoring fiesta.
The Jags created more finishes especially around the 18 yard box but were unable to really find the finishing touches to add to an already massive lead.
Guyana will next face Puerto Rico in an away fixture on March 29 where they will need only a draw to secure a berth to the next round of the championship.