Jamaica punches ticket to Concacaf Women’s Championship
Khadija Shaw (picture) scored a brace to Jamaica, giving Shaw 14 goals in CWCQ. (Photos: Jamaica Footbal Federation JFF)

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica qualified for its sixth Concacaf Women’s Championship thanks to a 4-1 victory over Trinidad and Tobago on matchday four of the final round of the Caribbean Zone of Concacaf Women’s Championship Qualifying on Friday in Kingston.

The Reggae Girlz sit atop the five-team table with a 3W-0D-0L, 9 points, 17GF, 1GC record, while Trinidad and Tobago remains in the mix for a CWC spot in third place at 2-0-1, 6, 9GF, 6GC.

It was far from easy for Jamaica, who found itself down 1-0 when Kayla Taylor scored her sixth goal of CWCQ.

But the hosts would finish strong, starting with Giselle Washington who pulled Jamaica level 1-1 in the 70’. Nine minutes later Jamaica was in the lead thanks to Khadija Shaw, who then scored her second in the 89’ to make it 3-1 to Jamaica, giving Shaw 14 goals in CWCQ.

Jamaica capped the festive victory with Jody Brown notching the fourth and final goal in the 90+2’.

In the day’s first match, Bermuda collected its first win in the final round with a 5-0 triumph over Antigua and Barbuda.

Akeyla Furbert (14’), Nia Christopher (44’), Deshae Darrell (76’, 81’) and Teyah Lindo (87’) scored for Bermuda, who now sit in fourth place at 1-0-2, 3, 5GF, 6GC and stay in the hunt for a spot in the CWC.

Antigua and Barbuda concludes its CWCQ participation with a 0-0-4, 0, 0GF, 26GC record.

The Caribbean Zone of CWCQ wraps up on Sunday with Trinidad and Tobago squaring off against Bermuda, while Jamaica clashes with Cuba.