Guyana finished their CONCACAF Beach Soccer campaign on a high after suffering two crushing losses in their group.
Drawn in ‘Group D’ of the tournament, along with El Salvador, Guadeloupe and Belize, the local team knew it would take excellent playing and skill to help them advance out of the group stage. Playing their final group match on Thursday against Belize, Guyana registered a composed performance to bag their first win 3-2.
The local team was on the verge of a win last Wednesday, but faltered to a loss in the penalty stage. The Guyanese boys had tied their game with Guadeloupe 3-all, but could not hold on, and went down 2-0.
In their first game, Guyana had lost to El Salvador 8-4.
Overall, the Guyanese ended with three points and 10 goals scored in total. They finished third in the group, ahead of Belize, and are left to ponder that they could have advanced if they had held out during the penalty stage with Guadeloupe. El Salvador finished on top of ‘Group D’ with 2 wins and six points, and Guadeloupe finished second with a win and a draw.