Cayman team dominates tournament group

| 16/08/2013

(CNS): The national football team excelled once again when they came onto the pitch on Thursday evening for their second appearance in the Men’s Under-15 CONCACAF development tournament. Cayman managed another emphatic victory, this time an 8-0 win over the US Virgin Islands. The runaway victory was performed in front of another massive home crowd at the Truman Bodden Stadium, which went wild in support of the teen players as they knocked in seven goals in the first half alone. Cayman now has 6 points, and with a 20 goal differential the team is out front in Group A.

Leighton Thomas has kept the title of the leading scorer through three days of competition and a hat trick after just nine minutes on Thursday (4’, 6’, 9’). He now has eight goals after two matches.

Thomas and his team mates will be back on the field this evening at 7:30pm, when they take on a much tougher challenge — the also undefeated Bermuda. However, with the home advantage and the high from their two major victories, Cayman will be in a good position to take the three points and secure their position as the dominating team in group A

Elsewhere in Group A action on Thursday, Aruba also won a second straight match with a convincing 6-0 win over St Maarten, and Bermuda beat the Bahamas 1-0.

Meanwhile in Group B, Guatemala debuted with an impressive 5-0 win over Grenada behind a stellar effort from man of the match, Esteban Velasquez. Jamaica won a second straight victory with a 2-0 win over a game Saint Martin side.

In group C, however, delays in the arrival of the Trinidad and Tobago team, which apparently dropped out, meant their match with Honduras had to be cancelled and group C games will now be rescheduled. 

Guadeloupe maintained its perfect record with a 5-1 win over St. Kitts and Nevis in that team’s first game. Saint Martin got off the mark after an opening day loss, with a convincing bounce back in a 4-1 win over Curacao.

El Salvador took controlof Group D with a 3-1 triumph over Puerto Rico, and a last-minute goal from Javorn Stevens made the difference for Antigua and Barbuda in a 2-1 win over St. Vincent and the Grenadines.  Martinique also bounced back from a day one setback to defeat Haiti 4-0.

On the fourth day, Aruba will be taking on US Virgin Islands, while both St Maarten and the Bahamas will be looking for their first points of the tournament when they square off at Annex in the early game. In Group B, Belize faces Jamaica at Truman Bodden, while Guatemala takes on St Lucia at Annex.

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  1. pmilburn says:

    I love the score lines BUT lets not get too carried away here and think that we can beat everyone the same way.Remember to treat each game like its the first one and to play accordingly.Keep your heads and DONT get too cocky.

  2. Whodatis says:

    Good job so far guys!

    You're making Cayman proud no matter the score!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Thank you to the Red Cross volunteers for turning out to help if needed. Shame on the so-called-VIPs (only a couple of them) for being rude with "you can't come past here, it's for VIPs"; let's hope the VIP section never need First Aid.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Away the lads!! Excellent Cayman