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December 21, 2010, 01:16 PM
MACOYA, Trinidad - Johan Peltier and Sheldon Bateau scored two minutes apart early in the second half to lead Trinidad & Tobago to a 2-1 victory over Suriname on Monday and a place in the CONCACAF Under-20 Championship.

The result completed a 4-2 aggregate victory and gave Trinidad the first-round Caribbean qualifying Group D title, leaving only one berth remaining in the 12-team field April 3-17 in Guatemala.

It was the second goal in as many games and third in four for Bateau, who scored also scored the winner in a 2-1 first-leg victory December 10 in Paramaribo, Suriname. Peltier gave Trinidad the lead in the 57th minute. He also scored in a pair of earlier first-round victories over St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Trinidad led 2-0 until the final minute when Dimitrie Apai pulled Suriname within a goal.

Trinidad joins host Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, El Salvador, Cuba, Jamaica, Guadeloupe and automatic qualifiers Canada, Mexico and the United States in the CONCACAF finals April 3-17.
Suriname will have another chance to qualify, facing off against the Netherlands Antilles, Bermuda and Guyana for the last Caribbean berth and the final place in the field.
 
December 29, 2010  12:14 PM ET

am rooting for Jamaica!

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