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Under-17 Girlz advance

Published:Monday | July 20, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica's female Under-17 football team booked their place in the final round of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) World Cup qualifiers after beating hosts Suriname 1-0 in their final Group Four game at the DR IR Franklin Essed Stadium yesterday. Jamaica topped the group with maximum nine points.

Harbour View's Monique Perrier netted the game's only goal as the young Reggae Girlz recorded three wins in as many games.

The Jamaicans started their campaign with a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Barbados in very heavy rain. They then followed that up with a 14-0 swamping of St Lucia before rounding off their fixtures with yesterday's victory.

The final round is set for Puerto Rico in November. They are joined by Barbados, who finished runners-up in the group. Barbados recovered from their opening-game defeat to the Reggae Girlz to clip the host nation 2-1 and blanked St Lucia 3-0 to finish second on six points. Suriname ended with three, while St Lucia failed to get a point.

- L.S.