Guatemala advances by 1-0 win vs Belize in CONCACAF U-15 championships

s3Belize scored two goals early in the first half and went on to defeat Jamaica, 3-1. The result improved the Central American side to 2-0-0, while Jamaica lost for the first time in three games (2-0-1, 6 points).

A fifth minute strike from Alvin Sifontes – his second goal of the competition – put Belize up 1-0, a lead that was doubled only two minutes later by Man of the Match Randy Augustine.

Mark Samuels completed the impressive victory with a 53rd minute strike at the goal.  Jourdain Fletcher netted a consolation goal with six minutes in regulation to make it 3-1. The young Reggae Boyz had not conceded a goal in its previous two outings.

Belize lost to Guatemala in a fiercely contested match on Sunday, August 18, when Guatemala scored its only goal in the game which made them advance as leader of the group with 9 points.

Guatemala advanced to the next round of the CONCACAF under-15 Championships in the Cayman Islands after a 1-0 victory over Belize on Sunday, August 18.

It was a heartbreak loss for the young Belize Jaguars who had enjoyed their second victory in a 3-1 romp over Jamaica’s young Reggae Boys last Friday, August 16.

Guatemala by garnering 9 points has taken sole possession of first place in Group B with a narrow 1-0 win over Belize with 6 points.

Francisco Cifuentes scored in the 33rd minute for what proved to be the game-winning goal. The Guatemalans need only a draw in their last group game against Jamaica on Tuesday to clinch a semifinal berth.



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