2:55 am, Wed September 10, 2014
The Reggae Boyz suffered a disappointing 3-1 loss against CONCACAF side Canada at the BMO Field in Toronto, in a friendly international played in front of a lively Tuesday evening crowd.
The Reggae Boyz took the lead in the 30th minute after Kemar Lawrence found the back of the net following a quick counter-attack by the Boyz.
The touring team had to soak up sustained pressure from Canada, and two minutes later Canada surprised the Boyz with the equaliser from a dead ball play. A corner kick was sent outside the top of the penalty box, and the one time volley from about 20-yards surprised goalkeeper Andre Blake who appeared to have been onsighted by two defenders.
Canada took the lead in the 68th minute in another dead ball situation. A right sided free kick from about 25 yards saw goalkeeper Blake not reading the angle of the shot which was delivered with the left foot after a dummy run by another Canadian only served up confusion.
The Canadians ensured they won their first match in 16 attempts when they moved further ahead in the 72nd minute for a 3-1 victory.
The Reggae Boyz will next be in action on October 10 against Japan at 5:30pm Jamaica time. That match will be televised LIVE on TVJ Sportswork.