Action from the Caribbean Cup match played in heavy rain between host Suriname (white jersey) and Guyana on October 8, 2016, in Paramaribo.
PARAMARIBO, Suriname – Suriname dug out of an early deficit to earn a 3-2 win after extratime over visiting Guyana as third-round, Group 1 play in the 2016/17 Scotiabank CFU Men’s Caribbean Cup opened Saturday at the rain-soaked Andre Kamperveen Stadium.
After Marcel Barrington gave the active Guyanese a 1-0 lead in the fourth minute, Suriname was held scoreless until the 58th minute.
Guyana goalkeeper Kai McKenzie-Lyle raised his hands to signal that he had a ball covered in the box. While the Barnet FC custodian stepped back for it to bounce to him, a quick-thinking Mitchell Kisoor swooped to intercept and place it into an open goal.
The game was 1-1 when the referee Dwight Royal blew his whistle to signify the end of 90 minutes of play. Since Caribbean Cup regulations state that a winner must be determined, the encounter went to extra-time.
Suriname took the lead for the first time in the 103rd minute, when Galgyto Talea sunk a well-placed effort into the back of the net. Seven minutes later, second-half substitute Ivanildo Rozenblad made it 3-1, drilling home with his left foot.
The 6-foot-5 McKenzie-Lyle charged up the field for a corner kick in the 120th minute and duly netted off a header to bring Guyana back to within a goal, but that’s where the game ended.
Guyana will next turn its attention to a Tuesday night meeting with visitor and defending champion Jamaica in Leonora.
CONCACAF.com takes a look at the rest of the Saturday action from the Caribbean’s qualifying competition for the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Arnold Abelinti scored the only goal in the 63rd minute as French Guiana prevailed 1-0 over visiting St. Kitts & Nevis. The goal was Abelinti’s second in as many Caribbean Cup games.
Antigua & Barbuda kept alive its hopes of a 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup berth with a 2-0 win over Puerto Rico. Peter Byers (43’) scored his second goal of the competition to make it 1-0 late in the first half; while Stefan Smith (86’) added an insurance goal late in the second half.
Martinique improved to 5W-0D-0L overall in the 2016/17 Caribbean Cup with a 2-1 win over the host Dominican Republic. Mathias Coureur broke a 1-1 deadlock in the 89th minute with his first goal of the competition. The visitor took a 1-0 lead in the 14th minute as Steeven Langil netted his team-best third goal. Rony Beard equalized in the 75th minute for the Dominican Republic, which was eliminated.
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2016/17 SCOTIABANK CFU MEN’S CARIBBEAN CUP
October 5, 2016: Jamaica v Suriname (postponed)
October 8, 2016: Andre Kamperveen Stadion – Paramaribo, Suriname
Suriname-Guyana 3-2 aet (0-1)
Mitchell Kisoor 58’; Galgyto Talea 103’; Ivanildo Rozenblad 110’ / Marcel Barrington 4’; Kai McKenzie-Lyle 120’
October 11, 2016: Guyana v Jamaica
October 5, 2016: Haiti v French Guiana (postponed)
October 8, 2016: Stade Edmard Lama -- Remire-Montjoly, French Guiana
French Guiana-St. Kitts & Nevis 1-0 (0-0)
Arnold Abelinti 63’
French Guiana 1-1-0-0-1-0-3
St. Kitts & Nevis 1-0-0-1-0-1-0
October 11, 2016: St. Kitts & Nevis v Haiti (postponed)
October 5, 2016: Stadion Ergilio Hato – Willemstad, Curacao
Curacao-Antigua & Barbuda 3-0 (1-0)
Leandro Bacuna 12’; Rangelo Janga 80’; Gino van Kessel 90’
October 8, 2016: Antigua Recreation Ground – St. John’s, Antigua & Barbuda
Antigua & Barbuda-Puerto Rico 2-0 (1-0)
Peter Byers 43’; Stefan Smith 86’
Antigua & Barbuda 2-1-0-1-2-3-3
Puerto Rico 1-0-0-1-0-2-0
October 11, 2016: Puerto Rico v Curacao
October 5, 2016: Ato Boldon Stadium – Couva, Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago-Dominican Republic 4-0 (3-0)
Kevin Molino 14’, 18’, 55’; Cordell Cato 30’
October 8, 2016: Estadio Panamericano – San Cristobal, Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic-Martinique 1-2 (0-1)
Rony Beard 75’ / Steeven Langil 14’; Mathias Coureur 89’
Trinidad & Tobago 1-1-0-0-4-0-3
Dominican Republic 2-0-0-2-1-6-0
October 11, 2016: Martinique v Trinidad & Tobago