ST JAMES, Jamaica- Trinidad and Tobago spoiled newly-appointed Reggae Boyz head coach Heimer Hallgrimsson’s home debut after they edged Jamaica 1-0 at the Montego Bay Sports Complex on Saturday in the first of two friendly internationals.
Less than five minutes after he was brought on in the second half, Reon Moore scored the winner, firing past goalkeeper Kemar Foster in the 67th minute of what was mostly a cautious affair played in front of a fair-sized crowd.
Hallgrímsson, who was named last year as the new Jamaican head coach, was leading the team in their first home game since his appointment and rued the missed chances by the Jamaicans.
“All coaches like to win matches, but to play the first game here I thought we did not deserve to lose the game if you look at the chances, but we will improve a lot of things and we will take some positives from this game,” he said.
Jamaica had several chances to score, including live wire Omari Hutchinson, who had a clear shot at the Trinidad goal in the 33rd minute but opted to pass to another player.
He fired another shot just wide in the second half where he looked a lot more comfortable and took on the Trinidad defence.
Dujuan “Whisper” Richards was one of several players who made their debut with the senior team, but was closely marked as soon as he was introduced at the start of the second. However, he was able to create a few half chances after replacing Jourdaine Fletcher.