The thrilling football displayed at the CONCACAF Under-15 tournament in the Cayman Islands is bringing out the crowds, despite the rainy weather.
Sixteen more goals were scored in four matches on Wednesday, which brought the total from Tuesday’s opening night to 45 in only 10 matches.
Matches are only 70 minutes, which emphasises the entertainment value.
At the Ed Bush Stadium in West Bay on Wednesday, El Salvador beat Antigua & Barbuda 3-0, and Puerto Rico bounced back from an early deficit to beat Martinique 2-1.
At the TE McField Annex, Guadeloupe found their touch late in the game to crush Curacao 6-0 before Honduras enjoyed plenty of local support of around 500 to beat St. Martin 5-0.
There were 11 matches scheduled across the island on Thursday.
This weekend is a busy one. On Friday at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex, Aruba play US Virgin Islands at 4.30pm, Jamaica face Belize at 6pm, and Cayman square up to Bermuda at 7.30pm.
Cayman and Bermuda are the two strongest teams in Group A, which also includes Aruba, Bahamas, St. Maarten and the US Virgin Islands.
The result of this match could heavily determine who tops the group and goes through to the semis next Friday.
The form of Cayman’s key players Leighton Thomas Jr, Kameron D’Hue, Zachary Scott, Kray Foster, Cameron Gray and Sebastian Martinez will be vital against Bermuda.
At the TE McField Annex on Friday, Bahamas play St. Maarten at 4.30pm, Guatemala face St. Lucia at 6pm, and Trinidad & Tobago play St. Kitts and Nevis at 7.30pm.
The pick of Saturday’s games is Honduras against St. Kitts and Nevis at the TE McField Annex at 7.30pm.
Cayman are in action again on Sunday, against Bahamas, at Truman Bodden, with kick-off 7.30pm. Entry is free for all matches up to the semi-finals and final next weekend.