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Orgill's double leads Reggae Boyz to Gold Cup victory over Honduras

Report by RJRGLEANER Communications Group Sports Reporter Jordan Forte

Reggae Boyz head coach Theodore 'Tappa' Whitmore believes the team needs to improve despite their 3-2 win over Honduras at the National Stadium on Monday in the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Striker Dever Orgill netted twice to put Jamaica up 2-0 after 41 minutes and defender Damion Lowe gave them a 3-1 lead after 56 minutes, shortly after Honduras pulled one back.

However, Honduras scored in early in stoppage time to make things nervy for the Boyz. While unhappy with conceding twice, Whitmore says it's a performance they can build on. Whitmore was also pleased with star forward Leon Bailey who made his international debut. The 21 year old played the full match, had two shots on target and was also involved in the opening goal.

The team departed the island on Tuesday afternoon for the United States where they will take on El Salvador in Houston on Friday and Curacao next Tuesday in Los Angeles. Jamaica lead Group “C” with 3 points with a greater goal difference than El Salvador who beat Curacao 1 nil in the first game of the double header at the National Stadium. Jamaica became the first Caribbean team to host Gold Cup matches. Action in Group "C" continues on Friday with Honduras taking on Curacao and the Reggae Boyz playing El Salvador.



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