Saint Lucia are in good position to advance to the next stage of the Caribbean Football Union’s inaugural Boys Under-15 Championship, after a sluggish start on Saturday in Group 1.
The young Saint Lucians were beaten 2-0 by the Cayman Islands at the Raymond EG Guishard Technical Centre in Anguilla. Kareem Foster opened scoring for the Cayman Islands in the third minute, and Kion Parchmont made it 2-0 in the 64th.
On Sunday, Saint Lucia bounced back by whipping the home team 4-0. Soufriere’s Riquelme Sylvester, the leading scorer and most valuable player in the inter-school tournament, opening the scoring, followed by Daniel Biscette and Linus Clovis, before Riquelme netted again in the second half.
Saint Lucia plays the winless US Virgin Islands on Monday afternoon. Presently, Saint Lucia is second in the group, behind the Cayman Islands. Anguilla is third, and needs a good result against the Caymans to stand a better chance of advancing.
Eight teams will advance to the knockout stage in St Maarten from 12 August. The teams will consist of the winners and runners-up of the three groups, along with the two best third-place teams.