Jamaica’s Under-17 football team was held to a 1-1 scoreline last night by host nation Panama after going down to nine men courtesy of two red cards in their CONCACAF, World Cup qualifying game in Panama City.
The young Boyz were awarded a penalty in the 40th minute, which Junior Flemming carefully placed into the net to give them a 1 nil lead at the end of the first half. In the second half both sides were more evenly matched as Jamaica was reduced to 10-men when Ryan Miller was given a straight red card for a dangerous foul.
Panama continued to mount pressure on the young Jamaicans but failed to capitalize on numerous scoring opportunities.
Panama showed their fighting spirit and managed to get the equalizer through Milciades Molina in the 91st minute.
Jamaica received it’s second red card of the night after Tyshan Hill was ejected by the referee.
The Boyz’ next opponent will be Barbados in their bid to qualify for the Under 17 World Cup.
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