CONCACAF Gold Cup wrap: Costly defeat for Grenada, Jamaica win

Striker Carlo Costly netted a hat-trick as Honduras thrashed Grenada 7-1 in Group B of the CONCACAF Gold Cup on Friday.Luis Fernando Suarez’s team conceded first but were 3-1 up at the break before hammering home their advantage in the second half at the FIU Stadium in Miami.

Grenada forward Clive Murray had given his side an unlikely 20th-minute lead, but it only lasted six minutes as Jeremy Bengtson equalised.

Costly put Honduras ahead and forward Bengtson completed his brace as they found the net three times in a 12-minute spell.

Grenada would have been hoping for a comeback as they began the second half, but Costly scored twice in the space of five minutes to effectively end the contest.

Walter Martinez and midfielder Alfredo Mejia also found the net in the dying minutes as Honduras romped to a huge win.

Earlier, a brace from midfielder Demar Phillips put Jamaica through to the quarter-finals thanks to a hard-fought 2-0 win over Guatemala.

Theodore Whitmore’s team struggled in the first half before Phillips swept home goals in the 66th and 76th minutes after good movement down the left hand side.

Jamaica are top of the group on six points with Honduras two points adrift, while Guatemala have one point and Grenada’s hopes of progressing to the next round suffered as they are bottom without a point.