THE T&T Under-15 footballers beat Costa Rica 2-0 on Wednesday to end Group D of the Concacaf Under-15 Championships on a high on Wednesday.
Goals from Jonathan Mason and Jeremiah Daniel gave T&T their first win at the Felix Sanchez Stadium, Dominican Republic, but it was not enough to see them advance to the quarterfinals. T&T were already out of contention before the final round, after losses to Honduras and Puerto Rico.
The Shawn Cooper-coached T&T team completed League A group play with one win and two losses, to finish behind group winners Honduras (five points), Puerto Rico (four points) and Costa Rica (four points). A playoff for final tournament classification will kick off on Thursday.
Ten-man T&T had lost to Puerto Rico 2-1 on Tuesday, their second defeat in as many matches.
Diego Echevarria gave Puerto Rico the lead in the tenth minute, before Jonathan Mason equalised for T&T in the 53rd minute.
Echevarria grabbed the winner when he found the back of the net in the 64th minute.
T&T defender Adam Pierre was given a straight red card in the second half.
T&T lost their opening match of the tournament 2-1 to Honduras.