U-20 Girlz remain unbeaten; face Honduras in Group E decider
Shaneil Buckley (right) celebrates with teammates after scoring against Bermuda during the Concacaf Women's Under-20 Championship Group E qualifying contest in Nicaragua on Sunday.(Photo: Concacaf Media)

MIAMI, United States (CMC) — Jamaica won their second match on the trot to remain unbeaten but The Bahamas and St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) suffered annihilations in their opening games of the Concacaf Women's Under-20 Championship qualification on Sunday.

Playing in Group E in Managua, Jamaica brushed aside Bermuda 2-0 to follow up their 6-0 thrashing of Anguilla at the same venue last Friday.

There was no such joy for neither The Bahamas nor St Vincent, however. In Group B, the Bahamians were hammered 0-13 by Panama in Willemstad, while the Vincentians conceded a dozen goals to Canada in San Cristóbal in Group A action.

Anguilla also suffered in Managua, slumping to a 9-0 defeat at the hands of Honduras in Group E.

The results left Jamaica and Honduras in a tussle for group honours, both on six points from two wins, with Anguilla and Bermuda both already eliminated from contention.

Jamaica and Honduras will clash on Tuesday in the decider.

Following a goalless first half at the Nicaragua National Stadium, Jamaica went ahead moments following the resumption through Shaniel Buckley, but had to wait until stoppage time before they could seal the victory through a Davia Richards strike.

At the Rignaal Jean Francisca Stadium, meanwhile, Sherline King and Marisa Gross both netted hat-tricks while Daniela Hincapié added a brace as Panama raced to an 8-0 half-time lead to put the result out of sight.

At Estadio Panamericano SVG also came in for a hiding, Olivia Smith landing a first-half hat-trick — inclusive of two penalties — and Rosa Maalouf adding a second-half brace.

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