Reggae Boyz progress to next round of World Cup Qualifiers Road to Russia
On Tuesday night, Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz secured progression to the next round of the World Cup Qualifiers by the narrowest of margins following a 2-0 win over Nicaragua in Managua.
The Reggae Boyz entered the fixture with a mountain to climb, following a poor showing at Jamaica’s National Stadium, which had seen the central American team triumph 3-2 away from home.
The Jamaicans got the game off to a perfect start when Darren Mattocks stabbed home from close range in the 13th minute, but seemed hard pressed to make an impression on a well-drilled Nicaraguan unit who kept the ball better for most of the encounter.
With the game slipping away, substitute Simon Dawkins popped up in the 90th minute to fire a poorly cleared effort from a free kick into the back of the net to put the Jamaicans through.