CONCACAF U-17 Championships…
The Guyana Under 17 National Team are yet to find the right formula for winning, after registering another loss, this time to Haiti, at the IMG Academy in Florida on Sunday morning.
After recording two losses upfront — to El Salvador and Honduras — the Guyanese outfit sought to change their approach, and as such, their encounter with Honduras was met with a different starting eleven. Ronaldo Blair, Kevin Reddy, Jermaine Padmore, Joshua Braithwaite, Wayne DaSilva, Nicholai Andrews, Tyrel Khan, Osafa Simpson, Shoran James and Orville Daniels were led by the new captain, Omari Glasgow, into the crucial match against group leaders Haiti.
However, the changes did not reap the desired results, and the local team was beaten by an even greater margin than before.
The dominant Haiti, who defeated both Honduras and El Salvador in Group ‘G’, got their scoring started early, and never really stopped hunting the goal, although they were the clear winners.
A foul inside the box on the part of a Guyanese player paved the way for Haiti’s first attempt at the goal, in the 12th minute. Michel Pierre took the shot and sank it, bringing the score to 1-0.
An impressive header off the temple of Kervens Jolicoeur in the 21st, which found the Guyanese goalkeeper lagging on the outskirts of the box, was Haiti’s second goal; and Kurowskybob Fertil Pierre followed suit with another header in the 27th, for the third.
A hopeful shot from several yards outside the box found the back of the net for Michel Pierre’s second goal of the game; and More Etienne brought up Haiti’s fifth goal in the 43rd, to give his team a commanding lead.
The Guyanese squad had their fair share off attempts, but could not elude the capable hands of the Haitian goalkeeper.
In the 82nd, Thero Rhinvil successfully converted another penalty for Haiti’s 6-0 win.
Guyana was placed in Group G of the CONCACAF U17 Championships with El Salvador, Haiti and Honduras.