Serbia Defeated Jamaica 2-1

Serbia defeated Jamaica 2-1 today thanks to two spectacular goals by Dusan Tadic and Aleksandar Kolarov in their international friendly match at the Red Bull stadium in New York. Michael Seaton scored the consolation goal in the 53rd minute for Jamaica.

Tadic picked up a nice give-and-go pass from Tosic inside the 18 yard box and weaved his way to the top of the 6 yard box and unleashed a vicious grounder past Blake into the lower right had corner of the net. Blake got a finger to it but was not able to keep it out.

Nine minutes later Kolarov played a nice give-and-go with tadic…picking up the return pass from Tadic on the left side of the field and unleashing a power house left footer into the lower right hand corner of the goal…on the first touch… The ball split Blake and the goal post on its way in to the far right hand side of the net. The ferocity of the shot left Blake sprawled on the turf without a touch on the ball…his reaction time beaten to the punch…

Half an hour later Kenmar Lawrence floated in a nice cross from the left side of field  inside the box and Michael Seaton rose at the top of the 18 and rifled powerful header past the Serbian goalkeeper.

In the 87th minute with the score still 2-1, Blake came up huge saving a penalty from Aleksandar Kolarov. The score would remain 2-1 as the boys held their own against a slick Serbian team.

This is the first in a series of four matches coming in rapid succession for Jamaican over the course of the next couple weeks. Even with the loss today, the Jamaicans can take a few things from this game and improve on them for the next game.

Next they will take on Switzerland on May 30 in Lucern, then Egypt in London on June 4 and World Cup winner France in Lille four days later.

Todays line up was chosen from: Upston Edwards, Kemar Lawrence, Nicholas Beckett, Romario Campbell, Hughan Gray, Nicholy Finlayson, Jacomeno Barrett, Rodolph Austin, John-Ross Edwards, Michael Seaton, Deshorn Brown, Darren Mattocks, Dwayne Miller, Andre Blake, Joel Grant, Simon Dawkins, Christopher Humphrey, Lloyd Doyley.

the lineups…

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