Cayman Islands goalkeeper Ramon Sealy made several crucial saves to help Cayman secure a draw against Belize in a FIFA World Cup qualifying fixture on Wednesday in Belmopan.
Sealy was called into action in the first minute, after Jason Ebanks brought down a Belize forward in the box. Sealy then dove to his left to pull off a stunning save and silence the local crowd, that filled the Belmopan Stadium hoping to see the Jaguars maul the visitors.
Sealy was called into action several times throughout the match as the Cayman Islands defense was tested but never breached. Captain Abijah Rivers was tireless at the back and Coach Alex Gonzalez must have been impressed by the work rate of youngster Wesley Robinson and the commitment of Jason Ebanks and Benjamin Cupid.
The Ruiz brothers Andres and Alejandro marshalled the midfield without much joy in the first half, but they grew in confidence as the game went on.
Alejandro had Cayman’s best chance after collecting a pass from Raheem Robinson he tried to lob the Belize goal keeper who had to tip the shot over the bar. See his effort below.
For the rest of the game, Cayman produced a series of brave defensive stops to keep them in the tie ahead of the return leg at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex on Sunday.