Trinidad and Tobago’s Senior Men were 1-0 winners over Colorado-based club FC Boulder in a training match at Prentup Field in Colorado on Sunday evening.
A 51st minute goal by Mexican-based forward Shahdon Winchester separated the teams as head coach Dennis Lawrence used the opportunity to see how the current players in camp responded to a game situation at high altitude following five of days at training ahead of the World Cup Qualifier against the United States on June 8th at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
The goal came from a good build up stemming from a pass by Daneil Cyrus to Nathan Lewis on the right side as he cut inside the Boulder defence before playing into the box for Akeem Roach to square for Winchester to slot home from close range.
Boulder campaigns in the Premier Development League (PDL) and provided a good exercise for Lawrence’s men. In the first half, T&T maintained better possession with Hashim Arcia and Roach both having decent chances on goal. Midfielder Jomal Williams saw a right footed free kick from 20 metres out crash off the cross bar while substitute Jamille Boatswain went close late in the match with an effort which went inches past the upright.
T&T will continue preparations on Tuesday with Russian-based defender Sheldon Bateau and Belgium-based midfielder Khaleem Hyland both joining the camp.