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Kai McKenzie-Lyle saves penalty for Guyana

12 October 2016

Kai McKenzie-Lyle saved a penalty in his second international outing...

Kai McKenzie-Lyle's heroics for Guyana continued in the early hours of Wednesday morning as the Barnet keeper saved a penalty in Guyana's defeat to Jamaica.

The 6ft7in stopper scored a late header in Saturday's 3-2 extra-time defeat in Suriname and again went beyond the call of duty as Guyana lost 4-2 back on home soil.

Adrian Butters scored twice for Guyana in the first half an hour to put the Golden Jaguars in control of the CFU Caribbean Cup contest.

But Jamaica hauled themselves back into the game through Je-Vaughn Watson before earning a penalty with 14 minutes remaining.

However, McKenzie-Lyle kept Guyana in front by saving Cory Burke's spot kick.

Two minutes before the end Dicoy Williams levelled for Jamaica before Shaun Francis and Burke wrapped up the win in extra time.

Development Team coach Rossi Eames was delighted to see his young keeper make his mark once more while representing the country of his grandparents' birth.

"It's fantastic to see him doing so well," Eames said. "He has really embraced international football in his first call-up and made two massive contributions in two games with the penalty save and the goal.

"Graham Stack did a lot of work with him last year and he was up with the first team quite a bit. 

"Matt Doyle brought him to the club four or five years ago and now Matt is back working with us so it's really good for Matt as well."

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