Jamaica down Curaçao; TnT and SVG draw

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (October 17, 2015) – Group B action continued today in the Caribbean Football Union Women's Under 20 Finals underway here with Trinidad and Tobago being held to a draw by St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Jamaica defeating Curaçao 2-0. The Trinidad and Tobago vs. St. Vincent and the Grenadines game ended 1-1.

The Soca Princesses went ahead in the 21st minute when Kelsey Henry scored a close-range header after receiving a cross from her right side. Although being a goal up, Trinidad and Tobago never looked the dominant side as the Vincentian women continued to show great levels of energy after going a goal down.

St. Vincent’s hard work would pay off. After being fouled just in front of the 18-yard box, Chrislyn Browne equalized from a direct, curling free kick in the 32nd, minute making it 1-1 at halftime. Trinidad and Tobago would have better spells of possession in the second half, but they failed to capitalize on their chances.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ energy and good defensive organization paid off, as they were able to keep the score at 1-1.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines 1 -1 Trinidad and Tobago

Scorers: Chrislyn Browne 32nd minute (SVG), Kelsey Henry 21st minute (TnT)

 

DEFENDING CHAMPS NOTCH UP SECOND WIN

Later in the evening defending champions Jamaica overcame a tough Curaçao team. Curaçao put up a fierce fight throughout the first half as Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz failed to establish a good rhythm.

The Dutch women’s aggressive play almost gave them the lead but the first half ended goalless. The second half of the match would belong to Jamaica as Deneisha Blackwood's double – a close-range shot in the 51st minute and another conversion in the 62nd – helped the young Reggae Girlz to a 2 -0 victory over Curaçao.

The win put them at the top of Group B with six points.

Jamaica 2 - 0 Curacao

Scorers: Deneisha Blackwood 51st, 62nd (JAM)