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Helped by a bit of luck right at the death Jamaica women made history when earning their first-ever World Cup point in a 0-0 stalemate vs France. Organised defending, physicality and bravery helped the Reggae Girlz to this draw. Here are our France vs Jamaica women player ratings.
- Hard-working Regeea Girlz keep toothless French women quiet all first half.
- Les Bleus attacked with more purpose after the break but Spencer’s one-lady show kept Jamaica on level terms.
- Latte drama: Jamaica’s big star Shaw was sent off in the final minute, then in stoppage time the woodwork saved Jamaica twice.
Jamaica women Player Ratings: Reggae Girlz earn their first-ever World Cup point
GK Rebecca Spencer 8/10 – Inspiring display from the goalie and 5 excellent saves gave her team their first World Cup point.
DF Deneisha Blackwood 7/10 – Great work rate. Protected the flank well but also ventured forward at every possibility.
DF Chantelle Swaby 7/10 – The first of the Swaby sisters dominated in the air and repelled numerous dangers with her good positioning.
DF Allyson Swaby 7/10 – The other sister played very well too. Her marking of France’s strikers was excellent. She also sniffed danger 3 times and deflected dangerous shots wide.
DF Tiernny Wiltshire 7/10 – Had some problems dealing with overlapping runs. Blocked many shot attempts though. Also, her crosses created Jamaica’s 2 best chances in this match.
MF Drew Spence 7/10 – Took the battle to the French midfielders with her physicality. Won 74% of her 50-50 duels. Her passing was good too.
MF Vyan Sampson 6/10 – Stayed quiet all second half. Played well enough early on though.
MF Jody Brown 7/10 – The main playmaker had little time on the ball. She did well to create some chances. Also, Jody was the most fouled player on the pitch.
MF Cheyna Matthews 6/10 – Helped a lot in defence and did that well. Going forward struggled. Kept running into traffic when there were better options around her.
FW Khadija Shaw 5/10 – Bunny Shaw failed to impact the match. The few good chances she had she wasted firing wide. On top of it all Shaw picked up a needless red card at the last minute.
FW Atlanta Primus 6/10 – Very few opportunities came her way. Stayed isolated for long periods.
DF Solai Washington 6/10 – Brought energy off the bench. Played only 20 minutes but did some dirty work when it mattered most.
MF Havana Saloun 5/10 – Came on for the last 20 minutes. Had little impact. Looked nervous.
France Player Ratings: Les Bleus had the blues in front of goal
GK Pauline Peyraud-Magnin 6/10 – Wasn’t very busy but stayed focused and made 2 saves.
DF Maelle Lakrar 6/10 – Carried threat going forward all match. The problem was her crosses lacked accuracy.
DF Wendie Renard 7/10 – Did a very good job of personally guarding Shaw. Kept the Jamaican star quiet all match.
DF Sakina Karchaoui 7/10 – Defensively did everything right. Also, provided threat going forward. A bit unlucky as twice her shots whizzed a whisker wide.
DF Estelle Cascarino 6/10 – Had issues passing the ball from the back. Got outmuscled in the air too often too.
MF Sandie Toletti 6/10 – Failed to dominate against physical opponents. She also had the worst passing accuracy of the entire French team.
MF Grace Geyoro 6/10 – Did well early on. Had 4 shots blocked or deflected in the first half. Struggled to have much of an impact after the break.
MF Amel Majri 7/10 – Got involved in many of the good attacks for her team. Had a shot saved and another one narrowly wide.
MF Clara Mateo 7/10 – The main threat all match. Her runs and crosses created 4 big chances. She was close to scoring herself too.
FW Eugenie Le Sommer 6/10 – Wasted easily 3 good chances with her wayward finishes. Also, kept running offside way too often.
FW Kadidiatou Diani 7/10 – The woman closest to scoring in this match. Diani had the 3 best chances France created. Right at the death she saw her header hitting the crossbar and the post but staying out.
MF Kenza Dali 6/10 – Played relatively well once introduced with 30 minutes left on the clock.
FW Vicki Becho 6/10 – Didn’t bring enough energy off the bench. Had 2 half chances but misfired both times.
Player of the Match: Rebecca Spencer
Jamaica’s goalkeeper Spencer deserved this honour after keeping a clean sheet and making 5 very strong saves.
After the final whistle, it was party time for the Reggae Girlz!
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