BRADENTON, Florida – Guyana earned its first win of the 2018 Concacaf Under-20 Championship by downing first place El Salvador 2-0 in Group F action on Saturday.
The Cuscatlecos had already clinched a spot in the Qualification Stage following the results of Matchday Four, but the Golden Jaguars came out with plenty of bit and led 1-0 thanks to a Kelsey Benjamin goal in the 45+1’.
El Salvador looked to respond, but Guyana was too strong a foe and doubled its lead 2-0 with a Jeremy Garrett goal in the 64’.
From there, the Guyana defense took over to nail down the country’s first ever CU20 victory.
Curacao enjoyed a fruitful finish to its CU20 with its second straight win of the tournament after downing the Cayman Islands 4-2.
It was a back and forth affair between the two, starting with Gianni Vandepitte’s opener for Curacao in the 12’. Cayman Islands would pull level and then take the lead through Kareem Foster in the 26’ and Alexander Clarke-Ramirez in the 34’.
Undeterred, Curacao answered Vandepitte’s second of the day in the 36’ and then took control in the second with goals from Jaron Vicario in the 72’ and Giorney Rojer in the 79’ to clinch the three points.