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U17s hunt second win in CONCACAF Championship

Published:Thursday | March 5, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott

Jamaica Under-17 footballers will go for their second win from as many games when they take on rivals and neighbours Cuba in their third Group A game at the CONCACAF Under-17 Championship currently under way in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

The Andrew Edwards-coached team lost their opening game 2-0 to hosts Honduras, but rallied in their second game to beat Guatemala 2-1, to move joint third in the standings with the Central Americans.

Buoyed by their latest success, the young Reggae Boyz will no doubt enter this match full of confidence.

On the other hand, Cuba held the hosts to a draw in their last game and will fancy their chances of coming away with a good result from this game.

Nathaniel Adamolekun and Donovan Dawkins netted for the Jamaicans in the last game and those two will again shoulder a lot of the responsibilities, along with Alex Marshall, Nicholas Nelson and Peter Lee Vassell.

The United States lead the group with maximum six points after victories over Caribbean opponents Cuba (5-0) and Trinidad and Tobago (2-0). Honduras are second with four points after a 2-0 victory against Jamaica in their opening game and a 1-1 draw with Cuba.

Jamaica and Guatemala are tied on three points after one win and a loss each. Cuba are second from bottom with one point and Trinidad and Tobago are yet to get off the mark.

A win for the Jamaicans today could lift them to second, should Honduras fail to beat Trinidad and Tobago and Guatemala lose to the United States.