jerrel britto.jpgAnother 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.
Jerrel Britto, last year's top-scorer, got his tally going when he scored in the 36th minute from close range. But apparently, the local team had not heeded the words of CFU president Jack Warner, who urged them not to underestimate Bermuda when the tournament was launched on Wednesday. And with just four minutes left, Damali Bell brought Bermuda level from a free- kick.

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.