Internationals: Mariappa's Jamaica Flying High
Adrian Mariappa kept a second clean sheet in four days for Jamaica last night, as the Reggae Boyz comfortably defeated Guyana 4-0 to stay top of their CONCACAF Nations League group.
It’s now 10 goals scored and none conceded by Jamaica, who defeated Antigua and Barbuda 6-0 on Saturday, with Mariappa also playing 90 minutes.
Another Hornets centre-half was in action across the Atlantic last night, as Craig Cathcart returned to the centre of Northern Ireland’s defence.
Cathcart could not keep Germany at bay, however, conceding second half goals from Marcel Halstenberg and Serge Gnabry as the team lost 2-0 and slipped to second in their UEFA European Championship qualifying group.
Northern Ireland are now behind Germany on goal difference and three points ahead of the Netherlands, who have a game in hand.
Elsewhere, Bosun Lawal played the first hour for the Republic of Ireland Under-17s in a friendly match against Russia in Spain, suffering a narrow 2-1 defeat.
Ben Wilmot was unused by Aidy Boothroyd as England Under-21s beat Kosovo 2-0 in a UEFA Under-21 Championship qualifier.
Lewis Gordon was also not used by Scotland Under-19s in their 3-2 friendly loss against Japan.