GROS ISLET, St. Lucia (CMC):
Guyana and St Vincent & the Grenadines (SVG) have both advanced to the second round of the Caribbean Cup after convincing victories Thursday night.
Guyana, who recently rebounded from a 10-game losing streak, defeated hosts St Lucia 3-0 while St Vincent and the Grenadines hammered Curaçao 4-0.
The results left Guyana, St Vincent and the Grenadines and St Lucia finishing with six points each in Group 2.
However, the Golden Jaguars won the group with St Vincent second, based on goal difference in the matches between the three teams.
Guyana will join hosts Grenada, Haiti and French Guyana in Group 6 November 14-18, while St Vincent advanced to face Cuba, host Trinidad and Suriname in Group 8 on the same dates.
Vurlon Mills, who scored in the first minute of Guyana's 2-1 win over Curaçao on Tuesday, scored twice in the first half to pace Guyana past St Lucia.
Mills found the nets in the 14th and 34th minutes to stake the Golden Jaguars to a 2-0 lead over St Lucia while Gregory Richardson, who had a penalty against Curaçao, added the finale in the 37th.
In the nightcap of the doubleheader, Cornelius Stewart had a pair of goals to lead St Vincent over Curaçao.
Stewart put the Vincentians ahead in the eighth minute and then added his second in the 76th taking his tally to five goals in as many games.
Dorren Hamlet also converted in the 58th and Myron Samuel added another in the 78th - his third in four games, to finish St Vincent with a zero goal difference between the three group leaders, enough to edge out hosts St Lucia, who finished with a minus-2.
Two teams from each of the three second-round groups will advance to the Caribbean Cup finals in Antigua & Barbuda, with four teams eventually qualifying for next year's CONCACAF Gold Cup.