The home side always threatened to score and after a goalless first half, Skipper Kavon Troy Caesar send the home crowd, which numbered 691, into a frenzy after a corner kick was headed closer to goal by one of his teammates and Caesar leapt to head the ball into the back of the nets in the 63rd minute.
Cayman Islands would; however, equalize in the 81st minute of play through substitute striker Sirus Connelly, who tapped in a ball that was sent across the face of goal.
The visitors’ goal came when the VI were a man short in defence due to injury.
Cayman Islands would press in search of a winner but the Virgin Islands held firm to snap a 10-game losing streak, which included 1 international friendly.
The Virgin Islands wing out tomorrow, June 4, 2022, for their return game against the Cayman Islands slated for Monday, June 6, 2022.
Among the many persons viewing the game at A.O. Shirley Recreation Ground were Governor John J. Rankin, CMG, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Sharie B. de Castro (AL); Junior Minister for Trade and Economic Development, Hon Shereen D. Flax-Charles (AL) and At Large Representative, Hon Carvin Malone (AL).
Bolstered by a noisy home crowd that numbered nearly 700 persons at A.O. Shirley Recreation Ground, the Virgin Islands Senior Men’s Team put in a solid performance against Cayman Islands and seemed headed for victory but were held to a 1-1 draw in their CONCACAF Nations League game this afternoon, Friday, June 3, 2022.
Virgin Islands striker Tyler Forbes on the attack against Cayman Islands.
A section of the crowd at A.O. Shirley Recreation Ground during the CONCACAF Nations League game between the Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands on Friday, June 3, 2022.
Some of the Virgin Islands players proudly display the Territorial Flag following their drawn game against Cayman Islands.