Ravel Morrison scored a goal and added an assist in leading Jamaica to a 3-1 victory over Suriname in Group A of League A of the 2022-23 CONCACAF Nations League on Tuesday night, June 7 at the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica, according to CONCACAF.
It said Jamaica started strong and, by the 16’, they held a 1-0 lead when Ravel Morrison swung in a powerful free kick into the top left corner of net from almost 25 yards out.
“Suriname were unfazed and within minutes they pulled themselves even, 1-1, in the 21’ when a ball was played over the top to the charging Yanic Wildschut, who took a touch and finished past Jamaica GK Amal Knight,” CONCACAF said.
“Jamaica looked to strike right back and after chances from Junior Flemmings and a second Morrison free kick, the Reggae Boyz would get the go-ahead goal as those two playmakers hooked up, with Flemmings receiving a clever cutback pass from Morrison and getting the finish in the 43’ for a 2-1 lead,” it added.
CONCACAF said the visitors attempted to answer early in the second half, and Diego Biseswar had a good look at goal in the 49, only to fire over the crossbar.
Soon enough, CONCACAF said Jamaica reasserted their control and some sharp passing in tight areas from Morrison in the Suriname box eventually yielded the third of the night for the hosts in the 70’, with Jamal Lowe polishing it off to make it 3-1.
“From there, the Jamaica defense took over to nail down the victory and a crucial three points in their quest for a first-place finish,” CONCACAF.