Clarke hits last-gasp penalty to safe share of spoils for Younger Reggae Boyz 

Jahmari Clarke got here off the bench to spare Jamaica’s younger Reggae Boyz blushes with a last-minute penalty which tied Costa Rica 1-1 of their CONCACAF Beneath-20 Championship in Honduras on Saturday.

The 18-year-old Studying Soccer Membership ahead calmly tucked away his penalty to the fitting on goalkeeper Bayron Mora after he was fouled contained in the penalty space within the 90th+6 minutes.

Doryan Rodriquez had given Costa Rica the lead within the 58th minute through an unmarked header from six yards after Andrey Soto was allowed ample time and house to tee up a teasing left-footed cross contained in the Estadio Francisco Morazan.

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Nevertheless, on 74 minutes the Younger Reggae Boyz might have pulled degree however midfielder Duncan McKenzie regarded on in disbelief as Mora threw himself to his left to disclaim the Jamaica School Manning Cup captain.

The outcome left Jamaica in joint second place with Costa Rica behind the hosts Honduras who blanked Antigua and Barbuda 3-0 by way of targets from Aaron Zuniga within the 31st minute; Jefry Marcias within the 71st and Marco Aceituno within the 84th minute.

They lead Group D with three factors and can play Jamaica of their subsequent engagement on Monday.

The 2022 CONCACAF Beneath-20 Championship is the ultimate qualifying section for the North America area forward of the Beneath-20 World Cup slated for Indonesia subsequent yr. The 4 semi-finalists will qualify routinely for the following FIFA Beneath-20 World Championship, whereas the 2 finalists will earn qualification to the 2024 Paris Olympic Video games.

Groups                            P       W      D       L        Gf      Ga     Gd     Pts

Honduras                      1       1       0       0       3       0       3       3

Costa Rica                     1       0       1       0       1       1       0       1

Jamaica                         1       0       1       0       1       1       0       1

Antigua & Barbuda      1       0       0       1       0       3       -3      0

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