Reggae Boyz remain atop Nations League group following draw with Haiti

Stevian Francis

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The Reggae Boyz preserved their lead atop their CONCACAF Nations League group following a come-from-behind 2-2 draw with Haiti at the National Stadium on Tuesday.

The Boyz, who entered the fixture at the helm of Group B with 3 points, maintained their position at the summit with an additional point following the results of the respective games in the round.

it took a second-half flurry by the Boyz to escape an upset result at home after trailing Haiti 2-0 at halftime.

A quick double from Haiti’s Louicius Don Deedson in the 11th and 14th minutes sent a reminder that there were easy games in the group.

However, a more purposeful second half turned the tide for Jamaica, starting with a 51st-minute own goal by Ricardo Ade as Haiti began to buckle under the pressure of an inspired Reggae Boyz attack.

Urged on by the home crowd, the persistence yielded more dividends after Bobby De Cordova Reid converted an 83rd-minute penalty to level the scores.

Despite the late surge, time would not permit a deciding goal as the game ended all square at 2-2 following the final whistle.

Jamaica, who moves to four points, remains Group B leaders on goal difference ahead of second-place Cuba, which beat Suriname 1-0 in their clash on Tuesday.

The Reggae Boyz will next face Grenada when the Nation’s League resumes on October 12, before tackling Haiti in their reverse fixture on October 15.

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