Mexico's Stingy Defence Sends Bermuda Reeling

Date Published: 
1974-08-29
Source: 
Winnipeg Free Press
Page: 
62

TORONTO (CP) — Mexico continued its shutout string in international youth soccer action Wednesday night with a 3-0 victory over Bermuda in a quarter-final game.

In the other quarter-final of the Confederation of North-Central American and Caribbean Soccer Associations (CONCACAF) tournament, Trinidad advanced with a 2-1 win over the United States.

Mexico, which hasn't given up a goal in the youth tourney, went ahead 1-0 after eight minutes on a goal by Victor Gomez and then made it 2-0 after eight minutes of the second half when Hugo Sanchez scored from a goal-mouth scramble.

Daniel Baez made it 3-0 with just a minute remaining when he broke into the open.

The Mexicans dominated throughout the match firing 20 shots at Bermuda goaltender Stanley Bey. Bermuda, on the other hand, managed only three shots on goal.

The semi-final draw gave Mexico a bye into the final Sept. 1 while Trinidad faces Cuba in a match here Friday night.

The U.S.-Trinidad match was a dull, scrappy affair with no scoring in regulation time. Don Aubuchon scored for the U.S. in the first half of the 30-minute overtime but Mike Grayson evened tho score after three minutes of the second half.

Trinidad outscored the U.S. 5-4 in a penalty-kick session to gain the victory.