Cayman women won’t advance after second loss

| 13/01/2014

(CNS): The Cayman Islands hopes of a semi-final place in the world cup qualifier competition were dashed Sunday evening when the national U20s women’s squad suffered their second defeat of the contest. Trinidad & Tobago earned the second place in semis for the first time after defeating Cayman 4-0 at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex. The defeat followed a loss on Friday night for the Cayman ladies when they when down to Group winners Mexico 6-0. Despite Cayman havingthe home advantage Trinidad managed to get the first goal past Cayman in the second minute.

An own goal added to the score line after 20 minutes in a match where Cayman struggled to get out of their own area. The SocaPrincesses, who found the back of the net just before the break and again shortly after half time to win 4-0 will advance along with from Group B while all eyes will be on this evening’s matches in group A to see who will advance with the USA. Third-place Jamaica (1 point, -3 GD) takes on second-place Costa Rica (3 points, -2 GD), followed by an encounter between the table-topping US. (6 points, +9 GD) and fourth-place Guatemala (1 point, -4 GD).

Jamaica needs a win to have any hope of reaching the CWU20 knockout rounds for only a second time and first since 2006.  Costa Rica bounced back from an opening 6-0 loss to the U.S. with a 5-1 win over Guatemala on Saturday.  They can qualify with a win or possibly a draw.

The U.S. clinched their semifinal place after Saturday’s 3-0 win over Jamaica and has won a tournament-record 12 consecutive CWU12 matches, conceding only one goal over that stretch.  A draw against Guatemala would give it the group title. The Guatemalan team needs Costa Rica to lose in order to maintain a possibility of advancing.

 

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  1. pmilburn says:

    Girls you have done Cayman proud regardless of the final scores in the games.This is your first time up against big footballing countries and as such should look at it as a stepping stone to the next level Well done and keep your heads held high

  2. Anonymous says:

    The cayman girls played with a lot of heart but they lack the fundamentals of the game,for example everytime the keeper get the ball she kicks it out trying to find the 1 cayman forward who is marked by 3 defenders and 5 seconds later the ball is right back in cayman 6 yard box and on some occasions the right back is free and the right wing is free also and she(keeper) dont give the ball to them.The cayman team has talent but its obvious they need proper coaching.This just kick the ball down and hope it land to cayman player reminds of primary school football,even they have a more structure plan than that.  I would like to see this same cayman team with a proper coach and they will do damage, cause they are talented .they were taught garbage.

  3. Anonymous1234 says:

    Sad, they play so well!
    don't give up girls, there is always another chance.