By Akeem Greene
In what can be considered a dream return to the Golden Jaguars team, Captain Gregory “Jackie Chan” Richardson did not fail to live up to expectations as he powered the Golden Jaguars to a commanding 2-0 victory over the visiting Surinamese at the National Stadium, Providence.
Two superb strikes in the 17th and 72nd minutes by the prolific forward were enough to help Guyana in the win.
The game had the attention of many with the squad being composed of mainly local players.
From the blow of the whistle the Jaguars were looking to pounce on any opportunity to take an early lead as a shot from Richardson within the first minute of action was sent straight to the hands of custodian Claydel Kohinor.
The teasing plays eventually brought joy in the 17th when winger Eon Alleyne, playing on the left, made a valiant run down the line and made a precise pass to Richardson who then settled and powered the ball into the left side of the net to send the crowd in frenzy.
On resumption of the second half, Jags came out firing on all cylinders with a number of attempts on goal.
However, just as the visiting team were beginning to exhume confidence, Richardson latched onto a cross from Joshua Browne where he nonchalantly placed to the left side of the net to be the last of any chances in the match.
The Golden Jags will continue training until their next engagement against Anguilla on March 23 in the Caribbean Football Union’s Caribbean Cup. ([email protected])