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T&T’s Malachi Webb (R) goes past Jamaica’s Jahmani Bell during Under-20 Practice Match at the UTT O’meara on Thursday.
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COACH of the Trinidad Tobago Under-20 men's football team Brian Haynes is satisfied with the progress his players are making, following a 3-2 (Highlights) win over Jamaica in a practice match at the University of TT, O'Meara Campus on Thursday.

Goals from Lindell Sween, Levi Jones and Michael Chaves gave T&T the narrow victory.

T&T used the match as preparation for the Concacaf Under-20 Championship Qualifiers which will be played next month.

Speaking to the media following the match, Haynes said, "As far as I am concerned the exercise was good. Nobody's hurt, thank God. The guys worked hard and the main group, the group that started, they did what we wanted them to do and I thought the guys that came in did a good job as well."

He thanked Jamaica for giving them a competitive match. "I commend the Jamaica team for coming down and giving us a good game, because this is what we need and this is what they need and hopefully this propels us to keep playing at the level I know we can."

Haynes said there is still room to improve. "There are things we have to work on, but right now I am really happy with the result for the boys."

Haynes said the third goal T&T scored pleased him as his players passed the ball around which led to a penalty, scored by Chaves.

T&T and Jamaica will play each other in another friendly at Larry Gomes Stadium, Arima on February 1 at 4 pm.

The full Trinidad and Tobago team for tomorrow’s friendly contest is as follows:

Goalkeepers: Tor Fletcher (Gateway Athletics), Tyrese Romain (Naparima College), Makaya Taylor (Presentation College, San F’do);

Defenders: Jordan Ferdinand (Malick Secondary), Joshua Figaro (Trinity College East), Russel Francois (St Anthony’s College), Akil Henry (Arima North Secondary), Lyshaun Morris (St Benedict’s College), Jaden Williams (Fatima College), Duhrell Young (Presentation College, San F’do);

Midfielders: Aidan De Gannes (Fatima College), Abayomi George, Levi Jones (both Presentation College), Tau Lamsee (QRC), Josiah Ochoa (St Benedict’s College), Nathan Quashie (San Juan North);

Attackers: Michael Chaves (Fatima College), Jabari Forbes (Naparima College), Jlon Matthews (Malick Secondary), Jeremiah Niles, Malachi Webb (both St Benedict’s College), Lindell Sween (San Juan North), Aidan Ward (Welling—England)