A 2-2 draw with second place Guatemala sealed the fate of the Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) Under-20 Boys Thursday (8 November) at the 2018 CONCACAF Under-20 Boys Championships in Bradenton, Florida.
In the 14th minute, Cayman would surrender a goal on penalty to trail 1-0. Just one minute later, however, Kion Parchment would level to make it 1-1. Cayman would surrender a second goal in the 33rd minute to trail 2-1 at the half.
In the 54th minute, Cayman’s Mason Duval would level for a 2-2 final.
“It was another David versus Goliath,” said Head Coach Gillie Seymour. “We went down a soft penalty early. The boys showed their character and continued to grind it out, and fought back.”
With the draw, El Salvador will advance out of Group F having secured nine points in it’s first three games.
Cayman will play it’s fourth and final game of the group stage Saturday (10 November) versus Curacao.
A moment of silence for ‘Nava’
Prior to kick-off, a minute of silence was observed in honour of the legendary FIFA coach and former Cayman Islands national programme leader Winston Chung-Fah who passed away Thursday due to illness.