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Garath's first for Jamaica

6 March 2014

McCleary on target for Reggae Boyz

It was a proud moment for Garath McCleary on Wednesday night, as he scored his first ever international goal and helped Jamaica to a 5-0 thrashing of St. Lucia.

The Royals winger scored the third goal of the night on 35 minutes as the Reggae Boyz cruised to victory. Jobi McAnuff did not travel with the squad, as he picked up a knock in training last week.

Also a good night for our midfielder Danny Williams, as he came off the bench to play 15 minutes for USA in their 2-0 defeat to Ukraine in Cyprus.

It was Danny's first international appearance in over a year, and in his short time on the pitch he pressed forward on more than one occasion and won two corners for the Americans.

Hal Robson-Kanu and Chris Gunter were victorious for Wales, helping them to an impressive 3-1 win over Gylfi Sigurdsson's Iceland. Our Welsh winger got 88 minutes under his belt while Gunter, who captained the Royals last Saturday, played the full 90.

Defender Kaspars Gorkss also completed a full game, as Latvia lost 2-1 in Macedonia while Alex Pearce and Stephen Kelly were unused substitutes in the Republic of Ireland's defeat to Serbia.

19-year-old defender Pierce Sweeney was an unused substitute for the Emerald Isle U19s' 2-1 defeat to Montenegro, as was Jon Henly for Scotland U21s' 2-2 draw with Hungary.

In our Academy, Sammi Fridjonsson scored for Iceland's U19s in a 3-0 win over Scandinavian rivals Sweden in a friendly on Tuesday, and will also play against them on Thursday.

Second year scholar and professional Liam Kelly played 60 minutes for Republic of Ireland U19s in a 2-1 defeat to Romania, and almost opened the scoring early on.

Elsewhere George McLennan and Jake Sheppard have received Scotland U19 and U17 calls respectively, Lewis Collins has been duty for Northern Ireland U19s, and Bogdan Vastsuk was called up for Estonia U21s.

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