Cayman and BVI play to another draw

The Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands played to yet another 1-1 draw on Monday, at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex in a Concacaf Nations League Group D matchup. 

It’s the same result the two teams battled to just four days ago, with each starting off their CNL tournaments with a pair of points from two matches. 

The home side had an excellent chance in the 10th minute, with Caymanian striker Corey Smith sending a left-footed ball to the back post that was headed on goal by Jabari Campbell. British Virgin Islands goalkeeper Daniel Gilford made the stop, but left the rebound for Campbell; however, the forward only could put it against the post. 

The Cayman Islands won a penalty after Trey Ebanks was pulled down in the box, and Cayman Islands top striker Jonah Ebanks stepped up and converted to the left of Gilford in the 23rd minute to push the hosts ahead, 1-0. 

The British Virgin Islands’ halftime adjustments seemed to have been effective, though. Just seconds after the second half resumed, BVI’s Jamie Wilson found an equaliser in the 46th minute.  

Both teams now turn their attention to group rival Puerto Rico, with Cayman Islands hosting El Huracan Azul on June 9 and the British Virgin Islands traveling to Puerto Rico for a June 12 contest. 

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