MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica - Eder Velasquez scored an injury time winner and Honduras defeated Barbados 2-1 Tuesday at the CONCACAF Under-17 Championship.
The goal off a corner completed "Los Catrachos'" rally from an early first-half deficit and spoiled Barbados' debut at the CONCACAF U-17 finals.
Barbados had the early advantage, taking the lead in the 15th minute lead, when Zari Prescod found himself alone in the box and easily beat goalkeeper Roberto Lopez.
But Bryan Rochez equalized in the 62nd minute and Honduras, seeking a third straight trip to the U-17 World Cup, won for only the second time in seven competitive matches.
Diquan Adamson nearly doubled Barbados' lead moments later after Prescod's goal, but shot directly at Lopez from seven yards.
Honduras managed to gain possession and mount its own forward thrusts, but
Carranza also had a shot that was deflected out for a corner.
The half ended with Honduran midfielder Kelvin Nunez shooting into Hynam in the 42nd minute, and Adamson heading wide from close range a minute before halftime.
The Catrachos had the better of play early in the second half, but Adamson who had the first shot, forcing a save from Sanchez.
Honduras continued to compress the field, requiring Barbados to defend.
Honduras capitalized in the 62nd, earning a foul, and the subsequent free kick found Rochez in front of the goal.
Barbados had two late opportunities in the final six minutes, but Jabarry Chandler shot high from 18 yards and Adamson was wide past the near post.
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