In a high tempo and physical encounter the Sugar Boys got the better of the early exchanges and saw a shot by Travis ‘Rug Rat’ Sommersall cleared off the line. A large section of the crowd had already started a celebration thinking the first goal for St. Kitts Nevis had been scored.
The St. Kitts Nevis team kept piling on the pressure on the Surinamese defenders but failed to capitalise on the opportunities presented to them.
In the second half St. Kitts and Nevis kept up, the same momentum but shortly after Suriname broke away with a counter attack in the 59th minute, when a shot from Giovanny Waal’ beat the diving Julani Archibald to give the Surinamese the lead.
Even after going behind, the Sugar Boys still continued to create chances but failed to put one pass the Surinamese goalkeeper.
Local fans are hoping that the loss by the home team will not serve as a setback for their match against Trinidad and Tobago on Saturday and their final game against Cuba on Monday.
Meanwhile in the earlier game also on Thursday, Trinidad and Tobago came from behind to earn a one one draw with Cuba.
Coming up on Saturday Suriname will take on Cuba at 6:00pm and St. Kitts and Nevis will battle Trinidad and Tobago at 8:00pm.