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December 13, 2010, 05:16 PM
SAN CRISTOBAL, Dominican Republic - Haiti and Barbados scored lopsided victories over the Dominican Republic and Guyana on Sunday, catapulting them into the CONCACAF Under-17 Championship.


Johnley Cherry scored two of his three goals in the first 33 minutes and led Haiti to a 6-0 victory over the Dominican Republic, while Jabarry Chandler had a goal in each half to pace Barbados past Guyana 6-1.

The results finished the two atop Caribbean second-round Group F standings with six points, ahead of the Dominican Republic on goal difference. The pair's qualification completed the 12-team field for the February 14-27 CONCACAF championship in Jamaica, and will learn their first-round opponents at Wednesday's draw in Montego Bay.

Haiti and Barbados will be placed in Pot 3 along with fellow Caribbean qualifiers Trinidad & Tobago and Cuba for the draw, meaning they will be placed with a team from each of Pot 1 and Pot 2 in one of four, three-team groups.

Due to a decision of the CONCACAF Youth Championships Committee, Pot 1 was reconfigured from Wednesday's original announcement. Honduras, which has qualified for each of the previous two World Cups, will replace Canada in Pot 1, which also will include the United States, host Jamaica and Costa Rica.

Canada will be moved to Pot 2 with Central American sides El Salvador, Guatemala and Panama.

On Sunday, Cherry gave Haiti the lead in the 14th minute and then doubled the lead in the 33rd minute, six minutes after the Dominicans were reduced to 10 men with the ejection of Wanderley Guzman. Luis Taveras followed Guzman with a red card of his own in the 33rd and Ysandry Lantigua left the Dominican Republic with eight men in the 70th, two minutes after Cherry had completed the scoring with his third of the day.

Kerlins Georges also had a pair of goals for Haiti and Daniel Gedeon accounted for the other goal. It was the second straight three-goal game for Cherry, who had a hat trick against Guyana in a 7-0 victory on Friday.

In the earlier game, Nathanael Maynard put Barbados ahead in the 13th minute before Chandler scored the first of his two in the 34th to double the lead. Diquan Adamson and Shomari Stevenson had Barbados in control 4-0 by the 70th minute before Domini Garnett replied for Guyana.

Chandler, who also had the equalizing goal for Barbados in a 2-1 victory over Haiti on Thursday, restored the four-goal advantage in the 84th before Mark Williams finished the scoring in the 87th. The victory enabled Barbados to recover from a 1-0 loss to the Dominican Republic on Friday.

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