BRADENTON, Florida – The Cayman Islands won its first ever CU20 contest in thrilling fashion with a comeback 3-2 victory over Guyana to kick off Group F Matchday Four on Tuesday at the 2018 Concacaf Under-20 Championship.
Kelsey Benjamin (6’) gave the Golden Jaguars an early lead, but an Albertini Holness (45’) score right before halftime provided a big boost to Cayman Islands.
The two teams would then exchange goals two minutes apart, with Kareem Foster (58’) scoring for Cayman Islands and Chris Macey (60’) for Guyana, before Jabari Campbell landed the decisive blow with a sensational curling right-footed shot in the 68’ to earn the three points.
In the second match of the day, it was a fierce battle between Central American rivals, with El Salvador edging Guatemala 2-1.
Rudy Barrientos got the Chapines off to a dream start with a goal in the 13’ before Silazar Henriquez scored the first of his two goals via free kick in the 33’ to even the score 1-1.
Both teams were on the hunt for a winner and Henriquez would oblige, converting a header in the 59’ to give El Salvador the three points.