April 01, 2003
players, who did not take part in the just concluded Gold Cup
qualifying tournament at the National Stadium, have been included
in Jamaica's squad for their international clash against Venezuela
in that nation's capital tomorrow.
The squad, which
departed the island yesterday for Caracas, is without nine
players, who either picked up injuries during the tournament or
have returned to their overseas clubs .
overseas-based player, central defender Shavar Thomas of MLS side,
Dallas Burns, is in the 18-man squad.
Sawyers, defenders Robert Scarlett (returning from injury), Damion
Stewart and Oneil Dunn, midfielders Fabian Dawkins, Damion
Williams and Jermaine Hue, as well as forwards Christopher
Nicholas and Nicholas McCreath, all have a chance to make their
mark in Caracas after missing the second phase of Gold Cup
Missing from the
Jamaican line-up because of injury are Theodore Whitmore and Ian
Goodison, Fabian Taylor and goalkeeper, Donovan Ricketts.
Zadie, midfielders Andrew Williams and Jermaine Johnson and
forwards Kevin Lisbie and Deon Burton, are the internationals who
have returned to their overseas clubs.
Claude Davis, was passed fit and travelled with the squad
yesterday despite limping off in Sunday night's 3-0 win over
Lawrence, Shawn Sawyers, Omar Daley, Cornel Chin-Sue, Linval
Dixon, Gerald Neil, Jonathan Williams, Roen Nelson, Hue, Davis,
Thomas, Scarlett, Dawkins, Damion Williams, Stewart, McCreath,
on Sunday qualified for this summer's Gold Cup finals to be held
jointly by the USA and Mexico.
Swamp St. Lucia 5-0
March 27, 2003
midfielder, Andy Williams (right), celebrates his 10th minute goal
against St Lucia with team-mates Fabian Taylor (left) and Kevin
Lisbie. Jamaica won the match 5-0. (Photo: Bryan Cummings)
resurgence continued at the National Stadium last night when the
Reggae Boyz swamped St Lucia, 5-0, in a CONCACAF Gold Cup qualifying
Williams got the ball a-rolling in the 10th minute to give the hosts
the early lead.
(11th) and Cornel Chinsue (38th) also got onto the score-sheet in
the first period to give the 1998 World Cup finalists a 3-0
half-time cushion. It was Chinsue's first international goal.
their dominance on the resumption, with Hazard defender, Claude
Davis, netting in the 56th minute and talented young Bolton
Wanderers midfielder, Omar Daley, finding the target in the 62nd.
The losers missed a
grand opportunity to pull one back from the penalty spot in the 48th
minute after a dubious call for handled ball from Trinidadian
referee, Brizan Neal. However, Sheldon Emmanuel kicked wide off
goalkeeper, Ricketts' righthand post.
The final few
minutes saw total domination by coach Carl Brown's charges, who
appeared satisfied with the results and ended the game by casually
passing the ball around.
The Reggae Boyz
will next play Martinique in the feature match of another double
header at the same venue tomorrow, starting at 7:00pm. Haiti tackle
St Lucia in the curtain-raiser at 5:00.
April 06, 2003
(CMC) -- Jamaican striker,
Onandi Lowe, pumped in two
goals and lifted Rushden & Diamonds to a 2-1 victory over
Bristol Rovers in the English third division yesterday.
Lowe netted in
each half -- and pushed his season's tally to 15 goals -- to sink
relegation-threatened Bristol Rovers, as second-placed Rushden
& Diamonds closed in on leaders, Hartlepool.
Lightbourne also scored and Jamaican, Micah Hyde, was also on
target in an 11-goal Watford/Burnley division one match.
At The Memorial
Stadium, Rushden & Diamonds rallied from a third minute goal
by Vitalijs Astafjevs with Lowe's important strikes for his
The big Jamaican
forward equalised in the 37th minute, heading in a Stuart Wardley
pass from close range.
Lowe then hit the
winner in the 68th minute, latching onto a pass from his Jamaica
international team-mate, Paul Hall, before converting an easy goal
from close range.
Lowe and Hall are
joint leading league scorers for Rushden & Diamonds with 15
goals each, and Lowe has now scored six goals in four games
& Diamonds are on 76 points, one behind Hartlepool, who were
held to a 2-2 draw by middle of the table Kidderminster.