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Jamaica Under-17s defeat Guatemala in CONCACAF Under-17 Championship

Published:Tuesday | March 3, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica's Under-17 footballers defeated Guatemala 2-1 in their CONCACAF Championship match in Honduras yesterday.

Striker Nathaniel Adomolekin gave Jamaica the lead in the 13th minute.

However, the Guatemalans equalised through John Mendez in the 26th minute.

Substitute Donovan Dawkins scored the winning goal for the Jamaicans in the 90th minute.

The Andrew Edwards-coached Jamaicans are now on three points from two matches. They were beaten 2-0 by hosts Honduras in their opening game on Friday.

third game

The Jamaicans will face neighbours Cuba in their third game of the championships, on Thursday.

More Caribbean teams will hunt victory when the competition resumes today, as St Lucia and Haiti play their second games against Mexico and Panama, respectively.

Both St Lucia and Haiti had slumped to comprehensive losses on Saturday.

Playing at the Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano, St Lucia crashed to a 4-0 loss at the hands of Costa Rica, while French Caribbean neighbours Haiti went down 3-1 to Canada.

In the other game on that day, giants Mexico had beaten Panama 3-1.

Defeats for St Lucia and Haiti came after both Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago suffered bad results on Friday's opening day of the tournament.