Philipsburg, Sint Maarten - The Inaugural CFU Under 15 Championship came to end in exciting fashion as Curacao edged the Dominican Republic 4- 2.
The finals started off in fantastic fashion as both Curacao and the Dominican Republic gave the sold out crowd a great display of attacking football. The Dominican Republic would look to strike first in the early minutes but their early attempt on goal would be ruled offside.
Curacao would then score to take the lead in the 8th minute from Luchently Vrutaal. The second half of the match would start off with a bang as the Dominican Republic scored right after the restart from Freddy Feliz in the 36th minute. Feliz would double his tally and put his team ahead in the 39th minute making the score 2 -1 in favour of the D.R.
Curacao would show great fight and equalize in the 59th minute of tournament top goal scorer Nathan Bernadina tapped in a ball from wide making it 2 - 2. Bernadina would then continue his excellent tournament form in the 64th minute by giving his team the 3 -2 lead.
As the Dominican Republic committed players forward searching for a tying goal a late counter attack from Curacao late in stoppage time saw Luchently Vrutaal score from a wonderful individual effort as he dribbled around 2 players and the Dominican Republic goalie to score in the 70th minute making the final score 4 -2 .
Dominican Republic 2 - 4 Curacao
Scorers: Luchently Vrutaal 8th, 70th (CUR), Nathan Bernadina 59th, 64th.
Freddy Feliz 36th, 39th (DOM).