Trinidad and Tobago National U-15 men's team rallied from two goals down to tie defending champions Manchester City 2-2 in the 2017 Cayman Airways U-15 Invitational Youth Football Cup on Tuesday night.
The annual Cayman Airways U-15 Invitational Youth Football Cup is brought to you by the West Bay Sports Foundation and will run through May 2-7. Cayman Airways Limited has generously returned as title sponsor, with major support from the Cayman Islands Government through the Ministry of Community Affairs, Youth and Sports, and the Ministry of District Administration, Tourism and Transport.
Meanwhile, the Trinidad and Tobago team won a trip to Stingray City courtesy of captain Captain Marvin's Watersports Ltd. T&T won with a total of 375 likes and 176 shares on Facebook by saying no to bullying.
Houston Dynamo 2 (Diego Gonzalez 13, Rory Fraser 52) v D.C. United 2 (Bradley Paz 51, Diego Lopez 83)
Cavalier S.C. 4 (Alex Johnson 15, 26, Isaac Scott 30, 84) v IMG Academy 1 (Karl Weisenfeld 45)
Trinidad & Tobago 2 (Justin Araujo Wilson 70, Josiah Edwards 92) v Manchester City 2 (Charlie McNeil 34, Owen Hesketh 30)
Cuba Federation 8 (R.Yasniel, Perez, P.Sanchez, R.Eraste, J.Madrazo , Y.Bullana, L.Herrera) v Bahamas Tottenham 0
La Cieba F.C. 2 (Hector Caceras 45, Antony Garcia 60) v Harbour View F.C 0
P W D L F A Pts
Cavalier S.C. (Jamaica) 1 1 0 0 4 1 3
Alchemy (USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cayman National (Cayman) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
IMG Academy (USA) 1 0 0 1 1 4 0
P W D L F A Pts
Trinidad & Tobago (T&T) 1 0 1 0 2 2 1
Manchester City (England) 1 0 1 0 2 2 1
D.C. United (USA) 1 0 1 0 2 2 1
Houston Dynamo (USA) 1 0 1 0 2 2 1
P W D L F A Pts
Cuba Federation (Cuba) 1 1 0 0 8 0 3
La Ceiba F.C. (Honduras) 1 1 0 0 2 0 3
Harbour View (Jamaica) 1 0 0 1 0 2 0
Bahamas Tottenham (Bahamas) 1 0 0 1 0 8 0
5:00pm, Alchemy v Cavalier S.C., Ed Bush Sports Complex
6:30pm, Cayman National v IMG Academy, Ed Bush Sports Complex
8:00pm, Manchester City v Houston Dynamo, Ed Bush Sports Complex
6:30pm, Bahamas Tottenham v La Ceiba F.C., Cayman Brac Sports Field
8:00pm, Cuba Federation v Harbour View F.C, Cayman Brac Sports Field
5:00pm, Trinidad & Tobago v Houston Dynamo, Ed Bush Sports Complex
6:30pm, Manchester City v D.C. United, Ed Bush Sports Complex
8:00pm, Cayman National v Alchemy, Ed Bush Sports Complex
6:30pm, La Ceiba F.C. v Cuba Federation, Cayman Brac Sports Field
8:00pm, Harbour View F.C. v Bahamas Tottenham, Cayman Brac Sports Field
5:00pm, IMG Academy v Alchemy, Ed Bush Sports Complex
6:30pm, Cayman National v Cavalier S.C., Ed Bush Sports Complex
8:00pm, D.C. United v Trinidad & Tobago, Ed Bush Sports Complex
6:30pm, GROUP A Winner v GROUP C Winner, Ed Bush Sports Complex
8:00pm, GROUP B Winner v BEST 2nd Place Team, Ed Bush Sports Complex
5:00pm, Semi Final #1 Loser v Semi Final #2 Loser, Truman Bodden Sports Complex
7:00pm, Semi Final #1 Winner v Semi Final #2 Winner, Truman Bodden Sports Complex
The full Under-15 Team is as follows:
Jaheim Wickham (St Anthony’s College), Kahlil Oliver (Malabar Secondary);
Ephraim Brown (Pleasantville Secondary), Antonio Chee Ting (Trinity College East), Micai Peters (El Dorado West Secondary), Tristan Caesar (Pleasantville Secondary), N’Kosi Corbin (Belmont Boys Secondary), Daniel Lake (Mucurapo West Secondary), Luke Savery (St Mary’s College);
Jarique Williams (St Anthony’s College), Ezekiel Kesar (Naparima College), Jabari Lee (San Fernando East Secondary), Darian Bradshaw (Queen’s Royal College);
Matthew De Souza (Trinity College East), Tyrese Pierre (Queen’s Royal College), Josiah Edwards (Brazil High School), Jaiye Sheppard (Scarborough Secondary), Zachary Welch (Fatima College);
Jean-Heim Mc Fee (St James Secondary), Justin Araujo-Wilson (Fatima College).
U-15 Boys pull off late 2-2 draw with Manchester City.
Trinidad and Tobago’s Under 15 Boy team displayed good temperament and fight as they came from two goals down to snatch a late 2-2 draw with Manchester City in their opening game of the Cayman Airways Invitational Under 15 Youth Cup at Truman Bodden Sports Complex in Grand Cayman on Tuesday night.
Trailing by two goals, T&T pulled a goal back in the final minute through Justin Araujo Wilson and then grabbed the tying goal two minutes into added on time from substitute Josiah Edwards.
The 70-minute match was well played by the T&T starlets which head into their second game today against the Houston Dynamo Academy.
Manchester City’s James McAtee missed a 23rd minute penalty but his club would take the lead 11 minutes later when Charlie McNeil found the target. Owen Hesketh made it 2-0 with 20 minutes to play before T&T stormed back.
T&T head coach Russell Latapy credited his team for their late comeback but pointed out that there were aspects of his team’s play that were unsatisfactory, particularly when it came to closing down the opposition.
“I think this was a good exercise for the boys for them to understand the level they have to get to,” Latapy told TTFA Media.
“But must say I am just a bit disappointed in the performance as the way we have been training and the intensity, we never showed it tonight. We had a long day traveling the previous day and I don’t know if that had something to do with the way we performed..But we never really passed the ball well and we never made the angles that we normally do. We never got close enough to put pressure on them,” Latapy added.
“The key factor was that for whatever reason coming down to the end of the game we decided that we should get the ball down and pass it and when we did that we were abel to create the two chances and a good finish with Justin and Josiah Edwards we got two goals. We try to not let people play and we want to play when we get the ball and tonight we were just a bit lethargic in terms of getting close to players and putting pressure on them,” Latapy continued.
This was the team’s first assignment away from home as they continue the build up to the CONCACAF U-15 Boys Championship in Florida in August. And Latapy is seeing the current tournament as a good way to prepare the squad.
“It is a always good to come out with a result. Credit must go to the boys with five minutes to go, if you are losing 2-0 and you are able to pull it back to 2-2 then you know that is a never say die attitude.
“It is a process we are working on in preparation for a tournament we have later on in the year. My intention is for the boys to play football the way that we train. It is their first real international game against a proper team and it is a process we will continue to work on.”
In other matches on the opening day, Cuba’s national under 15s defeated Bahamas Tottenham Hotspur 8-0, Jamaica’s Harbour View lost to La Ceiba FC 2-0, Cavalier Soccer club defeated IMG Academy 4-1 and MLS’ Houston Dynamo and DC United played to a 2-2 draw.
T&T Line-Up: 1.Jahiem Wickham 4.Anthony Chee Ting (16.Luke Savery 19th), 20.Tristan Caesar, 5.Jarique Williams (capt) (13.Zachary Wilson 44th), 18.Tyrese Pierre (12.Justin Araujo Wilson 35th), 19.Darian Bradshaw (10.Josiah Edwards 56th), 9.Ezekiel Kesar, 7.Jean Heim McFee, 14.Micki Peters, 11.Jaime Sheppard (21.Matthew De Souza 56th), 15. Daniel Lake.