First Team

Winning start for Godinho and Canada

18th June 2019

Marcus Godinho helped Canada get off to a winning start in their CONCACAF Gold Cup campaign on Saturday.

The Jambos full back played the full 90 minutes as the Canadians brushed aside their opponents from Martinique, winning 4-0 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, USA.

21-year-old Marcus occupied the right-back slot – winning his second full cap in the process – and kept a clean sheet in the Group A encounter.

Gent striker Jonathan David hit a brace either side of half time to put Canada in a commanding position, with Cardiff City’s Junior Hoilett adding a third before Rangers midfielder Scott Arfield rounded off the evening’s scoring with just over 20 minutes remaining.

Canada sit second in Group A on goal difference after Mexico ran amok in their opening game, thrashing Cuba 7-0.

The two nations meet in a top of the table clash in Denver tomorrow night.

Image courtesy of Canada Soccer