The 2023 Concacaf Beach Soccer Championship continued on Tuesday at the Malcolm Beach Soccer Facility in Nassau, Bahamas with host nation Bahamas and Central American side Costa Rica each collecting important wins.
Bahamas earned a big three points in Group B in a 6-2 final with Belize. James Thompson and Jean Francois outweighed a Kenyon Martinez goal for a 2-1 Bahamas lead after the first period. Thompson and Martinez then each scored in the second period before Kyle Williams and Evelt Julmis got late goals to seal the victory for the home side.
Mexico made it two wins in two games in Group B in a 6-3 triumph over Guatemala. Goals from Alejandro Garcia and Edgar Portilla countered a Berny Mallorquin score to give Mexico a 2-1 lead after the first period.
The teams then exchanged second period goals through Guatemala’s Juan Flores and Mexico’s Jose Vizcarra, making it 3-2 going into the final period where Cristofher Castillo, Gabriel Macias and Diego Martinez all scored for Mexico, while Jose Lem tallied for the Chapines, resulting in the El Tricolor victory.
Costa Rica earned a second straight win in Group A in a 10-2 final with Turks and Caicos Islands. Christian Prado, Daniel Pena and Lonis Calero scored in the first period for the Ticos, Greivin Pacheco and Roger Mora added another two goals in the second period before Calero and Mora scored another two goals each in the third period to close out Costa Rica’s scoring. Billy Forbes notched goals in the first and third period for the Caribbean side.
El Salvador also maintained a perfect record in Group A in a 10-1 win versus Guadeloupe. Jason Urbina and Rogelio Rauda gave El Salvador a 2-0 advantage after one period. It was then 7-0 through two periods after another goal from Urbina and Rauda, plus an Exon Perdomo brace and an Andres Osorio goal. Urbina scored another two in the third period, along with an Heber Ramos goal, while Gary Andre Lubin tallied for Guadeloupe, to complete the 10-1 scoreline.
Group C saw the United States collect another win, this time in a 6-2 final with Trinidad and Tobago. Nicolas Perea and Nick Perera gave the U.S. a 2-0 lead after the first period. It was then 5-0 after the second period thanks to scores from Ricardo Carvalho, Gabriel Silveira and Christopher Albiston. Trinidad and Tobago battled back with third period goals from Akinola Gregory and Kareem Perry, but a late Perea goal cemented the three points for the U.S.
Panama now have two wins through two matches after posting an 8-1 win against Dominican Republic. Jaime Londono gave Panama a 1-0 lead after one period before a second Londono goal, a pair of Julio Watson goals and an Alberto Kelly score made it 5-0 at the end of the second period. Kelly then scored his second of the night on top of a Rafael Garcia brace, while Yan Lluberes tallied for the Dominican Republic, to complete the 8-1 scoreline.