Xahvi DeRosa hat-trick leads Bermuda Under-17 to crushing win over St Martin
Bermuda piled on the goals as they thrashed St Martin 9-0 in their second group A match of the Concacaf Under-17 Championship Qualifiers at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.
Xahvi DeRosa led the scoring for Bermuda with a first-half hat-trick as they led 4-0 at the half. DeRosa found the net in the tenth, 24th and 40th minutes while Hayden Dill added the second goal in the thirteenth minute.
The goals kept coming in the second half as Paris Robinson scored the fifth in the 47th minute before Jutorre Burgess made it 6-0 in the 59th minute. Malachi Belboda netted twice, in the 71st minute and again four minutes into stoppage time, with St Martin scoring an own goal in between in the 84th minute.
Bermuda have established themselves as one of the favourites for the top spot from their group, which guarantees a place in the championship finals set for Guatemala next February.
Bonaire also made it two wins out of two by edging British Virgin Islands 2-1. Freadyen Michiel handed Bonaire a 1-0 lead in the eighth minute but BVI were back on level terms with an equaliser in the 32nd minute from Johnny-jay Rowe.
However, Bonaire found the net again just three minutes later when Rhiordan Piar scored what proved to be their match-winner.
Bermuda’s group play continues with a match against unbeaten Bonaire on Saturday before they meet Bahamas on Monday and Guyana next Thursday in their final match.
Guyana picked up their first win of the tournament by defeating Bahamas 4-0 as all four goals came in the first half.
A Bahamas own goal in the fourth minute gave Guyana the lead before they went on to score three more goals through a Bryan Wharton double (ninth, 30th) and Christopher Whitter in the eighteenth minute.