Hodges rains in hat-trick

The Jamaica football team was here last week for two games and the first one was nothing more than a practice game for the Reggae Boyz.

They beat a Cayman Select side 5-0 at the TE McField on Thursday night in a match that did not go the full distance.

Cayman Select were captained by Tom Elliot who is more used to leading the national side.

But even his presence could not halt the march of the stylish Jamaican who boasted Stoke City striker Ricardo Fuller as their best player. He scored in the 24th minute with a hat-trick coming from Devon Hodges in the 20th, 59th and 65th minutes. Sub Keammar Daley got the other one in the 58th minute.

Jamaica played the Cayman national side last night at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex. That match commentary will be in tomorrow’s paper.

The match only last 70 minutes though, because of heavy rainfull.

The increased formation of puddles on the astro turf – which was affecting ball movement – and constant flashes of lightning, forced referee Nolan Foster to abbreviate the contest.

By then though, the Jamaicans had put a lot of what they have been practising into play and were really pouring it on as they were getting more clinical in their build-ups and finishing, much to the delight of their head coach, Theodore ‘Tappa’ Whitmore.