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Young Reggae Boyz lose to St Kitts and Nevis

Published:Saturday | June 18, 2016 | 6:00 AM

Jamaica lost to St Kitts and Nevis 2-1 in the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Men's Under-20 Championship in Group Four action yesterday at the Felix Sanchez Stadium in the Dominican Republic.

Tahir Hanley scored a brace for the winners in the 60th and 83rd minutes.

In the second game of the double header, hosts, the Dominican Republic and Dominica were engaged in action.

St Kitts and Nevis bounced back from a 2-1 defeat against the Dominican Republic last Wednesday, while the Jamaicans had beaten Dominica 2-1 in their opener.

Shamar Nicholson scored both goals for Jamaica in a come-from-behind win.

As it stands, Jamaica and Dominica have three points from two games each, while the Dominican Republic are also on three points but from one completed result. Dominica are yet to win.

The Ricardo Gardner-coached Young Reggae Boyz must win against the Dominican Republic in the final Group Four game tomorrow at the same venue in order to have hope of qualifying for the Final Round in CuraÁao from October 21-26.

The top team from the group qualifies automatically for the final round, where the four respective group winners and the best three runners-up will join CuraÁao for the Under-20 CFU crown and two spots to the CONCACAF Championship next year in Costa Rica.

- Marc Stamp