Suri­name rally to stun Guyana

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Youth bas­ket­ballers from Ja­maica re­cently par­tic­i­pated in an elite bas­ket­ball camp put on by Dig­i­cel and the Na­tional Bas­ket­ball As­so­ci­a­tion (NBA). The camp, which was held in the Bri­tish Vir­gin Is­lands, saw the Caribbean’s most promis­ing youth un­dergo an in­ten­sive seven-day train­ing camp with top coaches and athletes from the NBA. The are (back row, from left): Samora Wil­liams, Robert Horry (seven-time NBA cham­pion) and Daniel Jones. (Front row, from left): Women’s Na­tional Bas­ket­ball As­so­ci­a­tion star Sky­lar Dig­gins, Amani Cooke, Tyrese Thomp­son, Jef­fery Zhang, Pierce McKen­zie, Shadae Pow­ell and NBA cham­pion and for­mer NBA coach, Lionel Hollins. AN EX­TRA time brace from sub­sti­tute Ivanildo Rozen­blad in­spired Suri­name to a dra­matic come-from-be­hind win over ri­vals Guyana in the third round of the Sco­tia­bank Men’s Caribbean Cup foot­ball match at the An­dré Kam­per­veen Sta­dium in Para­maribo on the week­end.

The Suri­namese pre­vailed 3-2 after 30 min­utes of ex­tra time fol­low­ing a one-all dead­lock in reg­u­la­tion time.

Mar­cel Bar­ring­ton put Golden Jaguars ahead five min­utes into nor­mal time with a low right-footer from the top of the box.

Mitchell Kisoor equalised after cap­i­tal­is­ing on a blun­der in the 12th minute of the sec­ond half to set-up the grip­ping ex­tra time con­test.

Suri­name grabbed the lead with two min­utes re­main­ing in the first half of ex­tra time when Rozen­bald tapped into an open goal after re­ceiv­ing a ball from the left flank.

Four min­utes into the sec­ond pe­riod of ex­tra time Rozen­bald struck again, ri­fling his sec­ond goal past goal­keeper Kai Lyle at the near post.

CON­SO­LA­TION GOAL

Jaguars found a con­so­la­tion goal a minute from full time when Lyle left his goal to head in a cor­ner kick, his first goal for Guyana in his first out­ing.

Mean­while, An­tigua and Bar­buda re­bounded from a 0-3 thrash­ing from Cu­raçao last week to pull off a twonil win over Puerto Rico in the third round of the Sco­tia­bank Men’s Caribbean Cup foot­ball match at the An­tigua Re­cre­ation Ground on the week­end.

Goals from striker Peter By­ers and sub­sti­tute Ste­fan Smith, on ei­ther side of the break, fired the Benna Boys to vic­tory and a chance to qual­ify for the fi­nal round of the CFU Cup and a place at next year’s Gold Cup.

The An­tiguans must now wait on re­sults from the next leg of matches this week to know if they will ad­vance to the next round as the best over­all sec­ond-place fin­ish­ers.

AN­TIGUA AHEAD

By­ers put An­tigua ahead in the 43rd minute when he pounced on a ball which re­bounded after Puerto Rico’s goal­keeper; Matthew Sanchez failed to hold on to a free kick from 18 yards.

The home side added to their ad­van­tage four min­utes from reg­u­la­tion time when Smith picked up a low pass on the edge of the six-yard box to tap home from close range.

Play­ing without their charis­matic mid­fielder Joshua Parker and for­ward Dex­ter Black­stock – both based in Eng­land – An­tigua & Bar­buda were more at­tack­ing in the sec­ond half.

How­ever, they failed to hit the back of the net in the early stages of the half, even after scor­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties were cre­ated.

In other CFU third-round matches at the week­end, French Guiana beat St Kitts and Ne­vis one-nil and Mar­tinique de­feated Do­mini­can Re­pub­lic 2-1.

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