Jamaica beats Grenada 4-0 in Gold Cup

Jamaica recorded its biggest ever win in a CONCACAF Gold Cup

game, beating Grenada 4-0 on Monday.

Luton Shelton, Ryan Johnson, Demar Phillips and Keammar Daley

all scored in a game the Reggae Boyz dominated, to the extent that

goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts did not need to make a save.

Shelton, of Norwegian club Valerenga, scored in the 21st minute

after collecting Rodolph Austin’s pass from the left.

Johnson, who plays for the San Jose Earthquakes, scored in the

39th minute.

Phillips, another of several Jamaicans based in Norway, made it

3-0 in the 79th minute and Daley drove in a 23-yard shot in the

84th.

Grenada has yet to score in losing all four of its Gold Cup

games since 2009.

”We have a very good team and this is just the beginning for

us,” said Johnson. ”I want Jamaica to go as far as possible in

this tournament.”

”We did the most important thing and that was to keep a clean

sheet.”

Grenada coach Mike Adams said his team allowed Jamaica to take

control.

”We had a game plan and from the (beginning) we didn’t stick to

it,” Adams said. ”We worked on pressuring the ball, denying the

opposition time on the ball and from the (beginning) we weren’t at

the races.

”We just surrendered space and time to the opposition. At the

international level, we can’t afford to do that.”

Grenada’s Craig Roscastle suffered a knee injury after colliding

with Jamaica’s Jason Morrison in the 42nd minute, and left the game

at halftime.