• Friday Feb 17, 2017

    Jamaica edges Honduras in friendly

    Action from the international friendly between Jamaica (yellow jersey) and Honduras on February 16, 2017, in Houston, Texas, USA. (Photo: Jorge Campos)

    HOUSTONJamaica scored the only goal in the second half to earn a 1-0 win over Honduras in an international friendly on Thursday at BBVA Compass Stadium.

    It was the Reggae Boyz’s first victory over the current Central American champion in the last four meetings between them dating back to the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup, which also ended 1-0.

    Damion Lowe netted his first-ever goal for Jamaica in the 71st minute, when he slotted home after goalkeeper Luis Lopez saved Romario Williams’ initial shot.

    “When you compare how we played against the USA (in a loss on Feb. 3) to how we played against Honduras, we certainly played much better,” said Jamaica head coach Theodore Whitmore. “I believe defensively we had less lapses in concentration and attacking-wise we were more dangerous on the counter and with set pieces. Getting the win is fantastic and it is a great momentum booster for the local players as the bulk of them played.

    “For us, this is huge as we now prepare for French Guiana in the Caribbean Cup. Seeing us go and take on one of the best in CONCACAF and beat them will make this team ooze with confidence. We are delighted with this result. Now we turn our attention to win the Caribbean Cup.”

    Honduras, which went 4W-1D-0L in capturing the Copa Centroamericana title last month, saw its overall six-game unbeaten streak come to an end. The Catrachos, who are preparing a World Cup qualifier at the United States on March 24, will next visit Ecuador on February 22.

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