Manchester City and the Cuba Federation booked their spots in the semifinals with wins in their last group stage matches of the 2017 Cayman Airways Invitational U15 Youth Football Cup on Thursday (4 May), while the Cayman Islands National U15 Team and Harbour View FC won by wide margins in shutouts.

Cuba beat La Ceiba F.C. (Honduras) to top Group C, which was played in Cayman Brac, and Manchester City moved to an unassailable seven points in Group B from two wins and a draw. Cuba awaits the winner of Group A in the first semifinal, while Manchester City will face the best 2nd place team in the other semi-final.

Although those berths are secured, there’s still much to play for in Group A, with three of the four teams still in contention for the automatic berth going into the final day of the preliminary round.

Here’s a look at the individual matches of the third day:

Trinidad & Tobago  1, Houston Dynamo  3

Scorers:

Trinidad & Tobago: Zachery Welch (19’)

Houston Dynamo: Ulyses Jaimes (60’, 70+’), Jake Crath (64’)

Manchester City  1, D.C. United  0

Scorers:

Manchester City: O’Neil Alli (33’)

Cayman Islands  6, Alchemy  0

Scorers:

Cayman Islands: Gunnar Studenhofft (3, 34’), Jahmai Griffiths (38’), David Pitcairn (54’), Victor Thompson Jr (65’)

Alchemy: OG (41’)

La Ceiba F.C.  2, Cuba Federation  4

Scorers:

La Ceiba: Michael Rodriguez (PK 41’), Hector Cacares (55’)

Cuba: Y. Bullana (29’, 31’), York Rodriguez (38’), Jonathan Ferreras (68’)

Harbour View F.C.  9, Bahamas Tottenham  0

Scorers:

Harbour View: Kelijah Morgan (1’, 9’), Jamone Shepherd (2, 70+3’), Shawn Daley (30’), Ronjay Watson (53’, 66’), Ronaldo Clarke (63’), Demarco Throne (68’)

Group standings through 4 May

GROUP A

TEAM P W D L GF GA GD POINTS
Cavaliers Soccer Club 2 2 0 0 8 1 +7 6
IMG Academy 2 1 0 1 5 4 +1 3
Cayman Islands 2 1 0 1 6 4 +2 3
Alchemy DSC 2 0 0 2 0 10 -10 0

GROUP B

TEAM P W D L GF GA GD POINTS
Manchester City ** 3 2 1 0 6 4 +2 7
Houston Dynamo 3 1 1 1 7 6 +1 4
D.C. United 2 0 1 1 2 3 -1 1
Trinidad & Tobago 2 0 1 1 3 5 -2 1

GROUP C

TEAM P W D L GF GA GD POINTS
Cuba Federation ** 3 2 1 0 14 4 +10 7
La Ceiba F.C. 3 1 1 1 9 5 +4 6
Harbour View F.C. 3 1 1 1 11 4 +7 4
Bahamas Tottenham 3 0 0 3 1 22 -21 0

** Denotes qualified for semi-final

 

As published by Cayman Sports Buzz