Young Boyz beaten 3-2
A 71st-minute Paul Wilson freekick was not enough, as a Eddie Hernandez brace helped Honduras clip Jamaica 3-2 inside the Luis 'Pirata' Fuente Stadium, after the Jamaicans had twice worked their way back in their Central American and Caribbean Games match in Veracruz, Mexico, yesterday.
Also yesterday, Jamaica's women's basketball team suffered their second consecutive defeat in preliminary-round action, going down 98-40 to Cuba, having also lost 58-54 to the Dominican Republic in a close finish on Wednesday. Their chances of advancing to the next round are virtually non-existent.
Jamaica will play Trinidad and Tobago today at 11 a.m. (Jamaica time).
The Jamaican footballers found themselves trailing to a Deybi Flores goal in the 25th minute, but Cardel Benbow ensured that they would go into the half-time break on even terms with a 43rd minute goal.
Eddie Hernandez restored the Hondurans' advantage from the penalty spot in the 58th minute, before Wilson's freekick brought the Jamaicans back on level terms with less than 20 minutes to play. They would however, leave empty-handed as Hernandez again fired Honduras into the lead in added time.
In male hockey competition, things were looking up for the Jamaicans when Brian Brodber sent them in the lead in the 18th minute in their contest against Barbados.
The Barbadians, however, hit back to win 3-1. Jamaica had lost 6-1 to Mexico earlier this week.
Craig Brown, who copped
silver in the men's under-87kg category in tae kwon do action on Monday, is Jamaica's lone medal winner so far at the event.