PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (October 19, 2015) – Group B of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Women’s Under-20 Finals came to a close with Curaçao defeating St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago playing to a draw.
In the day's opening match, Curaçao ended the tournament on a positive note, beating St. Vincent and the Grenadines 1-0.
The match began with the Vincentian women searching for an outside chance to qualify, but their Dutch opponents would spoil the show with a spirited performance. Curaçao gave St. Vincent a hard time, resulting in a scoreless first half.
Curaçao’s goal would come in the 68th minute when Juvainy Keller scored after some impressive ball work.
St. Vincent would try to get back into the match by creating chances, but Curaçao would hold out to end the contest 1-0 in their favour.
Curacao 1 - 0 St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Scorers: Juvainy Keller 68th minute.
CLASH OF THE CFU TITANS ENDS IN DRAW
The night's feature match saw two Caribbean powerhouses, Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica, play for Group B top honours.
The match began with a high tempo as both teams showed attacking intent from the opening whistle.
Jamaica would begin to have the better of the match in the early minutes when Khadija Shaw missed a sitter.
The Soca Princesses would then find a rhythm at the midway point as they created several chances, but they failed to make them count.
Jamaica opened the scoring through Shaw in the 34th minute with a shot from just inside the 18-yard box.
Minutes later, the Reggae Girlz doubled their advantage when Rena Gordon made it 2-0 in the 39th minute, ending the first half 2-0 for Jamaica.
The second half would go in another direction as a rejuvenated Trinidad and Tobago returned to grab two goals, which changed the course of the match.
The Trinidadians’ first goal came in the 64th minute through Celeste Thomas.
Although Jamaica would create more chances to put the game away, they missed, and the lost opportunities would comeback to haunt them when Chevonne John struck the equalizer in the 76th minute for Trinidad and Tobago, ending the match 2-2.
Trinidad & Tobago 2 - 2 Jamaica
Scorers: Khadija Shaw 34th, Rena Gordon 39th (JAM). Celeste Thomas 64th, Chevonne