St Kitts, Haiti end campaign on losing note

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SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – St Kitts and Nevis could not withstand a first half assault from United States and crashed to a heavy 4-1 defeat, to finish the preliminary round of the CONCACAF Under-20 Championship with three straight losses.
Sebastian Saucedo struck twice, while Brooks Lennon and Jonathan Lewis added one each to condemn the Kittitians to a bottom place finish in Group B on Friday.
There was also disappointment for the other Caribbean Football Union side in action as French nation Haiti disappointingly went down 3-1 to Panama in the opening game.
The results ensured the elimination of both St Kitts and Haiti as Panama topped the group with a perfect nine points with the US second on six.
Playing at the Estadio Ricardo Saprissa, Lennon opened the scoring for the US in the 16th minute when he collected a Jeremy Eboisse left-sided cross and volleyed past goalkeeper Nathan Lescott from close range.
The second goal arrived three minutes later courtesy of some fortune as Lewis tucked in a loose ball after Lennon’s corner.
Saucedo then scored twice in seven minutes to end the game as a serious contest. His first was a spectacular long range shot
from about six yards outside the box in the 35th minute and his second came four minutes from the break through a long range spot kick.
St Kitts gained some consolation in the 77th minute when Romario Martin capitalised on a mix-up in the US defence to net only his side’s second goal of the competition.

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