CFU U20 C/ship…Guyana lose to T&T 1-2; Suriname 1 SVG 0
Guyana’s Under-20 Jaguars put in a fighting performance but still lost their opening game of the Caribbean Football Union Under-20 World Cup Qualifying campaign on Wednesday afternoon at Victoria Park, Kingstown, St. Vincent & the Grenadines.
The young Guyanese went into the game as the underdogs but soon proved that they were there for business just like their opponents.
Led by Treyon Bobb who equalized for the Guyanese in the 41st minute after the Twin Island Republic went ahead in the 9th minute through a J. Williams effort, Guyana matched their rivals play for play in the exciting match-up.
Guyana suffered a huge set back when one of their main players, Pernell Schultz had to be substituted due to an injury. Despite his loss, the young Jaguars did their best and created opportunities.
Jeffrey Pereira missed two one v one chances; if converted would have placed a different spin on the final result. Trinidad got the winning goal in the 52nd minute off the boot of A. Noel.
Guyana will now turn attention to the home team St. Vincent & the Grenadines this evening in the feature game at the same venue.
SVG lost their opening game to Suriname by the lone goal of that encounter scored by D. Apai in the 45th minute. T&T will face Suriname in the opening game today from 17:30hrs.