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u17 boyz qualify for CONCACAF Finals, CFU semis

Published:Thursday | September 22, 2016 | 9:00 AMLivingston Scott

Jamaica's Under-17 footballers secured their place in the CONCACAF Finals and a place in the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Championship semi-finals after beating hosts Trinidad and Tobago 3-2 in their final CFU Group A match at the Ato Boldon Stadium on Tuesday night.

The Andrew Edwards-coached team went 2-0 up in the first half with strikes from Raewin Senior (13th) and Nicque Daley (35th).

However, the young Reggae Boyz allowed their eternal rivals back into the contest with second-half goals from Niom Lamy (47th) and Jayden Prowell (57th). But Senior secured all three points for the Jamaicans and broke Trinidadian hearts with his second of the evening after 74 minutes.

The result means Jamaica finished their group with seven points from three games, the same as Haiti, who brushed aside Bermuda 5-0 to top the group with a better goal difference.

Jamaica beat Bermuda 6-2 in their opening game, then drew 0-0 with the Haitians in their second match, before ending the preliminaries with their narrow 3-2 win over the hosts.

The Jamaicans will face Group B winners Cuba in one semi-final tomorrow, while Haiti take on Curacao in the other game.