Late Guadeloupe Goal Sees Them Beat Jamaica 2-1

On Tuesday Jamaica’s U17 team conceded two goals in the final 15 minutes, resulting in a 2-1 defeat to Guadeloupe in Group G action of the 2023 CONCACAF U17 Championships.

The match took place at the Estadio Doroteo Guamuch Flores in Guatemala City, where Guadeloupe rallied from a late 1-0 deficit to clinch a 2-1 victory over Jamaica.

Ronaldo Barrett scored the opening goal for the Reggae Boyz in the 41st minute.

Guadeloupe began their comeback in the 78th minute when Willan Jacques equalised to make it 1-1. Les Gwada Boyz then secured the winning goal in the 90th minute through Ylan Moloza, earning their first three points of the tournament.


Jamaica must avoid a loss against Costa Rica on Thursday to prevent being overtaken by Cuba and Guadeloupe in the standings. In the final match of the night, Costa Rica blanked Cuba 4-0.

The Ticos dominated the first half-hour, scoring goals from Roy Bustos (4′), Andryk Sandi (11′), and Victor Maroto (21′) to secure a 3-0 lead at halftime. Akheem Wilson added the fourth and final goal of the night for Costa Rica in the 79th minute, securing their place in the Round of 16.

In Group H, Haiti clinched a resounding 3-0 win over Suriname at the Estadio Pensativo in Antigua. All three goals were scored in the second half, with Sebatien Joseph (53′), Schneilorens Lebrun (57′), and Samuel Lamare (83′) each finding the net.

In the other group game, Honduras defeated El Salvador 4-1. In a showdown of Central American rivals, Honduras emerged victorious 4-1 over El Salvador, with Edwin Munguia (15′) and Jordan Garcia (27′) scoring two first-half goals. Christopher Argueta scored a goal for El Salvador in the 36th minute, but Honduras responded just before halftime, with David Herrera (45+1′) and Nayrobi Vargas (64′) adding two more goals in the second half to secure the 4-1 win.

With this result, Honduras has qualified for the knockout stage.

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