Bermuda, T&T tussle to CU20 draw

Action from the CONCACAF Under-20 Championship game between Trinidad & Tobago (white jersey) and Bermuda on February 19, 2017, in Tibas, San Jose, Costa Rica. (Photo: Victor Straffon/Straffon Images)

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- Oneko Lowe scored the equalizer in the 69th minute to give Bermuda a 1-1 draw with Trinidad & Tobago in the 2017 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship Group C opener for both at the Estadio Ricardo Saprissa on Sunday

Lowe took advantage of a mistake by goalkeeper Montel Joseph, who came out too far at the top right of the penalty area.  He knocked a deflection of a clearance into an open net to knot the score.

The Soca Warriors were the more aggressive side in the opening half, which paid off with a 1-0 halftime advantage.  Trinidad found space in the Bermuda defense as Nicholas Dillion slipped a through ball to an onrushing Kathon St. Hillare, who beat defender David Jones and then goalkeeper Detre Bell from 15-yards out in the 23rd minute.

Host Costa Rica will meet El Salvador in the second game of the doubleheader.

What's next?

On Wednesday, Bermuda faces El Salvador and Trinidad takes on Costa Rica at the Estadio Nacional in San Jose.