Captain Jerwyn Balthazar notched a hattrick to lead this country’s National Futsal team to a convincing 7-1 victory over Antigua/Barbuda in their Caribbean Football Union qualifier on Friday night in Cuba.
T&T’s other goals were scored by Colin Joseph (2), Jameel Neptune (1) and Kerry Joseph (1).
T&T led 4 nil before Guyana pulled three goals back in the closing ten minutes. Neptune’s goal in the second half turned out to be the winning item.
T&T and Curacao will meet on Sunday to determine the group winners with the latter side also unbeaten on six points. In the other group, Jamaica have lost its opening two games with Cuba leading the table with two wins in as many matches.
T&T are vying for one of two automatic spots in the CONCACAF Finals in Costa Rica in May. The 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup will be held in Colombia in September.
2016 Futsal Championship Group 1
|1||Curacao Futsal||2||2||0||0||10 – 2||8||10||6|
|2||Trinidad & Tobago Futsal||2||2||0||0||11 – 4||7||11||6|
|3||Guyana futsal||2||0||0||2||5 – 9||-4||5||0|
|4||Antigua & Barbuda Futsal||2||0||0||2||1 – 12||-11||1||0|
2016 Futsal Championship Group 2
|1||Cuba Futsal||2||2||0||0||9 – 0||9||9||6|
|2||Guadeloupe Futsal||2||1||0||1||9 – 7||2||9||3|
|3||Sint Maarteen futsal||2||1||0||1||3 – 7||-4||3||3|
|4||Jamaica Futsal||2||0||0||2||5 – 12||-7||5||0|