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Jamaica Sets Record with Fastest Goal in CNL Finals History

Just seconds into their semifinal clash against the United States, Jamaica’s Gregory Leigh electrified the crowd by scoring the fastest goal ever witnessed in a CNL Finals match, propelling his team to an early 1-0 lead.

The Reggae Boyz had already made waves by becoming the first Caribbean team to secure a spot in the CNL Finals, setting the stage for a tense showdown against the United States.

However, they wasted no time in seizing the moment and carving out even more history on the pitch.

Leigh, a formidable left-back currently plying his trade for Oxford United, found the back of the net via a powerful and well timed header 31 seconds into the match, catching the U.S. defense off guard and sending shockwaves through the stadium.


This historic feat not only secured Jamaica an early lead but also etched Leigh’s name alongside the fastest goal ever scored in CNL history, with his timing just one second shy of the record set by Weston McKinnie of the United States in a 2019-20 CNL group stage match against Cuba.

Having honed his skills at the prestigious Manchester City Academy, Leigh’s career has seen him don the jerseys of several esteemed clubs, including Crewe Alexandra, Bradford City, Bury, Aberdeen, NAC Breda, Morecambe, and Ipswich Town.

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