The St. Kitts teams continue to have mixed results after two days of competitions in the Barbados Cup.
The U-13 team led by coach Zachery Getz is undefeated in two games having won one of their matches 1-0 and drew the other at 0 – 0. Yanick Harris scored the winning goal in game one. They go into their final group game today (Wednesday 31st March) requiring a win to top the group but a draw could also see them through to the finals.
At the U 15 level, Coach Everton Cannonier and his group are facing a must win situation. They lost their first game 1-2 in a hard fought battle but were handed a default victory on the second day. Tristan Samuel scored the lone goal in game one. Hence with 3 points they are currently in second place in the group with their deciding match today.
The zone B of the U 17 level is nicely poised as all the teams in the group has lost one and won one. St. Kitts is slightly ahead of the pack on goal difference. St. Kitts won 2-0 on day one with goals from Kyhron Phillip and Glenroy Samuel. In their second game they were trailing 2 -0 when Austin Henry pulled one back with a strike from distance.
A draw may squeezed them into the finals based on the other results of the groups but Coach Al Edwards and his boys are prepared to win which will allow them to top the group. The semi finals are on Thursday and the winners progress to play in the national stadium on Friday in the Finals.
On Saturday 27th March, 2010 over sixty (60) young footballers from the St. Kitts Nevis Football Association (SKNFA) Youth Development Program travelled to Barbados to participate in the 2010 Barbados Cup. Other teams taking part in the competition include Trinidad & Tobago, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, St. Lucia and host country Barbados. The Barbados Cup is recognize as one of the top youth football competition in the region and is use to prepare the next batch of footballers for CFU and CONCACAF Youth Football World Cup Qualifiers.