Boyz rally to beat Guyana 4-2

October 12, 2016
Dicoy Williams (right)
Je-Vaughn Watson

Jamaica survived a massive scare in Guyana last night.

The Reggae Boyz came from two goals down after 30 minutes to defeat 10-man Guyana 4-2 in extra-time to move to the top of Group One of the third stage of the 2017 Caribbean Cup qualification with three points. Suriname are also on three points but have an inferior goal difference. Both countries will meet to decide the group winners on a date to be decided. They were originally scheduled to meet on October 5 at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex but that match was postponed because of the threat to the island from hurricane Matthew.

At half-time last night, Jamaica appeared dead and buried after journeyman defender, the Canada-born 28 year-old Adrian Butters, had struck twice (10th and 30th minutes) to send the Guyanese into dreamland.

Midfielder Je-vaughn Watson scored 17 minutes from full-time to lift Jamaica before defender Dicoy Williams of Red Stripe Premier League club Arnett Gardens found an equaliser deep into injury time (94th minute) to send the match into extra-time. Williams scored after Guyana had been reduced to 10-men in the 91st minute when midfielder Brandon Beresford was sent off.

Playing against ten-men, Jamaica stormed forward in extra-time. Dino Williams got the go-ahead goal in the 115th minute and Cory Burke sealed the issue in the dying moments of the match.

NOTE: There are no draws in stage three of 2017 Caribbean Cup qualifying. If teams are locked at full-time they go straight into extra-time.

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