Barbados maintain unbeaten run with easy win

MARACAIBO, Suriname (CMC) – Barbados Under-17 men’s team blanked neighbours St Vincent and the Grenadines 3-0, to remain unbeaten in their Caribbean Football Union Youth Cup campaign at the Andre Kamperveen Stadium here Thursday.
Jabarry Chandler and Diquan Adamson continued their scoring form for the Barbadians  as Chandler bagged a brace and Adamson added the other.
The Barbadians took an early advantage through a first-minute goal from Chandler. Adamson broke on a counter attack on the left wing, slipped the defence and crossed along the ground for Chandler to tap in.
The SVG lads held superior ball possession but failed to capitalise on the few opportunities they created.
Though they tried, it took Barbados until the 61st minute to find their second goal through a solo effort of Chandler, firing a rocket from outside the box.
Adamson sealed the deal in the 77th minute when he outran the defenders, ghosted into the goal area before blasting past the hapless keeper from an acute angle about six yards out.
Barbados Manager Dave Small gave his charges a passing grade.
“We still missed a host of goals. The guys started sluggish after playing in heavy rain and on a soft pitch in our first match,” he said.
“We need to convert more of the chances we make. St Vincent and the Grenadines needed to bounce back from their opening loss to Suriname and came at us with everything but we absorbed what they had to offer.”
Suriname and Grenada drew 1-1 in the evening’s other match to set up a thrilling head-to-head clash with Barbados and the home team. The Barbadians need only a draw or a narrow loss to ensure progress to the next stage in Jamaica next month.
“We will try to play our normal game and try to boss the game from early. They will have huge vocal home support but the guys are up to the task.”
For SVG it was an improved performance after an opening night 8-0 hammering from the boots of the hosts Suriname.

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