Royals captain Liam Moore started for Jamaica as the Reggae Boyz beat tournament debutants Suriname in the Gold Cup.

Jamaica opened the scoring with their first shot on target.

Shamar Nicholson darted in from the wing and fizzed a powerful strike inside the near post to put the Reggae Boyz ahead 1-0 in the sixth minute.

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Gleofilo Vlijter nearly equalised for Suriname but couldn't find the target with his effort after being played in on goal. 

Fulham striker Bobby Decordova-Reid scored an incredible second in the 26th minute to double Jamaica’s advantage.

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Decordova-Reid met a dropping clearance on the edge of the area and struck a venomous shot beyond the helpless Suriname goalkeeper Warner Hahn.

In the second half, both pushed for the third goal of the game - with Jamaica coming close through Nicholson, Flemmings and Turgott. 

Both Becker and Biseswar came close for Suriname, but the game ended 2-0.