Jamaica had to dig deep to take three points when they beat the Cayman Islands 5-3 in Group 1 of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Men’s Under-17 Qualifiers today, August 25th at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex, in Kingston, Jamaica.
It was the Cayman Islands who drew first blood as early as in the 5th minute stunning the young Reggae Boyz with a goal from Leo Ebanks. It was as if this was not enough the Cayman team was 2-0 in the 7th minute with a goal from Elijah Seymour.
The Jamaicans responded in the 15th minute with a goal off the boots of Alex Marshall the first of his hat-trick. In the 18th minute Jamaica levelled the score but 7 minutes later Cayman got pass with a shot from Captain Zachary Scott, ending the first half 3-2 in their favour.
The second half was not taken lightly as the Jamaicans started to show a different side resulting in a goal in the 62nd minute by Marshall. The game became a ding dong battle as both teams tussled for the clincher. Despite several desperate attempts made by both teams it was Ajeanie Talbot who found the clincher in the 75th minute separating the teams.
Marshall put the icing on the cake when he completed his hat trick in the 92nd minute ending the game 5-3. In the other game played at this same venue Guadeloupe defeated US Virgin Islands 5-0.
Ludovic Fabian Zelateur scored his hat-trick in the 26th, 31st and 78th minute, while Wyllan Antoine Adelaide and Benjamin Paskal Luissint netted in the 72nd and 92nd minute respectively to end the game 5-0.