Another Bermuda football team has caused some discomfort for Trinidad and Tobago's footballers. Yesterday's start of the 2008 Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Youth Cup saw one of the tournament favourites, T&T, being held 1-1 by Bermuda at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine.
The T&T goal-keeper, John Thomas stepped backwards before clutching the ball, but there was a dispute over whether he had taken the ball into the goal or not. The referee believed he did. This latest result comes after tiny Bermuda shocked T&T's senior men's footballers 2-1 in a World Cup qualifier in June. However, the Soca Warriors travelled to Bermuda and overturned the result with a 2-0 victory in Hamilton.
TT, Bermuda draw in Youth Cup.
T&T Newsday Reports.
Jerrel Britto’s goal was not enough for Trinidad and Tobago as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Bermuda in the opening match of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Youth (Under-16) Cup yesterday.
The Group “D” game was staged at the Marvin Lee Stadium, Macoya. Britto finished off a neat move to put the hosts ahead in the first half but Bermuda equalised with a freekick in the second period.
In Group “A”, St Vincent and the Grenadines whipped Turks and Caicos Islands 4-1 while Cuba mauled Dominica 7-0 in a double-header at the St Mary’s Ground, St Clair.
Suriname registered the day’s most lopsided result, as they annihilated the United States Virgin Islands 9-0 in a Group “F” meeting at Guaracara Park, Pointe-a-Pierre, while Haiti eased past St Kitts/Nevis 2- 0 in the other fixture, in Group “C”, at Pointe-a-Pierre.
Another pair of matches took place at the Fatima College Ground, Mucurapo, with Dominican Republic getting the better of the Netherlands Antilles 2-1 while, also in Group “A”, Jamaica trounced Antigua/Barbuda 5-1.
Up to press-time, no score was available in the Group “B” duel between Grenada and Guyana in the sister isle Tobago. The tournament continues tomorrow.