The Young Sugar Boyz continued their preparation ahead of their Concacaf U-15 Championship qualifier later this summer, with two friendly matches recently against the British Virgin Islands at the SKNFA Technical Center. St. Kitts and Nevis won both matches, winning 2-1 in the first match.
MATCH 1: ST. KITTS – NEVIS vs BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Final Score: 2 – 1 in favour of SKN
GOAL SCORERS for SKN
Akanye Samuel – Francis with the 2 goals 37th & 64th min
GOAL SCORERS for BVI
Othniel Gillings 70th + 4 min
In the second match played on Sunday, July 23, the Young Sugar Boyz won 2-0.
GOAL SCORERS for ST.Kitts – Nevis
Carl Newton 28th min
Akanye Samuel – Francis 33rd min
After the second match, Coach Travis Somersall of St. Kitts and Nevis said there is still room for improvement for his team before they depart for the tournament. “I thought we did average, to be honest. We still have to go back to the drawing board and work on the final third,” Somersall said, noting he was glad for the victory. “We need to put away our teams early and score our chances that we get early on,” he added.
Meanwhile, Cassandra Gregg, Coach of the BVI U-15, said these matches were good for her players as they prepare for the tournament.
“I’m happy with the performance. Once they play their hearts out and they’re happy. I’m happy,” she said. She noted that St. Kitts and Nevis is above the level of the BVI team, and she is striving to achieve this with her players. The Young Sugar Boyz will compete in the 2023 Concacaf U-15 Championship which will be held in the Dominican Republic and Curacao from August 6-13.