A goal by Saydrel Lewis in the 90th minute was all it took for the home side to humble the visiting Golden Jaguars in their International Friendly in St George’s, Grenada on Saturday.
Playing at the Kirani James National Stadium in the Island’s Capital, Grenada and Guyana met for the second time in as many years, but it was the Guyanese who wanted to exact revenge for the outcome of their previous meeting when FIFA over-turned a decision to award the game to the ‘Jab Jab posse’.
Reports out of the Spice Isle stated that Guyana controlled the bulk of the possession, but Grenada ‘parked the bus’, making it difficult for the Golden Jaguars team, despite their superiority, to pierce their defence.
“It was a tough loss to accept at the stage of the game, having dominated for a long period” said Guyana’s head Coach Wayne ‘Wiggy’ Dover, during his comment on the game. The late goal came as a result of a blunder by late-game substitute, 17-year-old Jeremy Garrett.
Dover described the loss as ‘devastating’, but said the team broke down in the final third, after the Grenadians threw all their men in the defence, thus making it difficult for Guyana.
“I would’ve like to see a bit more combination to unlock the defence; we tried the ‘long-ball’ which most of the times went to the keeper or in the path of a defender” Dover said.
Things didn’t went well for Guyana after Walter Moore picked up a red card, which gave the ‘Spice Boyz’ a little confidence to come forward.
Guyana started with Andrew Durant in goal, Jake Newton, Adrian Butters, Terrence Vancooten, Walter Moore, Samuel Peter Cox, Brandon Beresford, Christopher Bourne, Shaquille Agard, Neil Danns and Emery Welshman.