Jamaica College’s football star Junior Flemming rescued a point for Jamaica’s Under 20 Reggae Boys who played out a two all draw with Trinidad and Tobago in the feature game on the opening night of the Concacaf Under 20 on Friday.
It was a crucial draw 2-2 draw for the Theodore Whitmore coached team who was pushed around and outplayed for the greater part of the first half by the Trinidadians. The players from the Twin Island Republic made it one way traffic with some telling runs down the flank in the opening minutes, resulting in the breaking down of the Jamaican defence. Midfielder Aikim Andrews captalised on a cross inside the box and rifled a shot past the Jamaican custodian Nicholas Nelson to give Trinidad a one nil advantage after 8 minutes, but the early assault was not over as teh lead was doubled in thr 15th minute Kadeem Corbin made it two nil.
The Jamaicans found it difficult to string their passes together and surrender the midfield to teh vistors who dominated the first half. Two nil heading to the dressing room for the well needed break.
On the resumption, the Jamaicans encouraged by the shout of the sparse crowd at Kingston’s National Stadium, responded with the answer when substitute of St Elizabeth Technical Donjae Smith scored in the 68th minute to restore hope, at least for the moment. The young Reggae Boys came close to getting on the score sheet when a spirited Junior Flemming made his intention clear with a lethal right footed shot that was dragged wide in the 79th minute. Still pressing and looking more pursposeful Junior Flemming got his name on the score sheet in the 94 minute merely seconds before the referee blew off the contest.
Source: Irie FM