Trinidad beat Cuba 2-1

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Jamaica Gleaner

It's still anybody's guess who'll win the Caribbean round of the CONCACAF (Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Football Associations) tournament.

Everything hinges on the final match tonight between Jamaica and Haiti.

Last night Trinidad beat Cuba 2 — 1 to make the race at the top of the standings even tougher.

They now have five points from four games — the same as Haiti and one more than Jamaica.

This means that unless Haiti beat Jamaica there will have to be a play-off for the second place in the CONCACAF finals in Spanish Honduras in March.

If Jamaica and Haiti draw, then Jamaica play Trinidad for the second place and if Jamaica win, Haiti and Trinidad fight for it.

Last night's match was a good one — especially considering the two teams had played three matches in the previous week.

All the goals came in a four minute spell after 11 minutes. First Warren Archibald put Trinidad ahead, Louis Hernandez equalized, then Leroy DeLeon made it 2 — 1. Cuba should have drawn the match from the penalty-spot in the second half, but Jose Hernandez's kick was well wide.

Archibald's goal was his fourth of the competition, so now the schoolboy left-winger, one of the youngest players in the tournament, is its leading scorer.

(Please turn to Page 14 for full report.)