T&T and Martinique draw 0-0 in Fort-de-France

Trinidad and Tobago’s Senior Men stretched their unbeaten run to five matches dating back to last October’s 2-1 win over the United States with a solid performance in Sunday’s 0-0 draw with Martinique in Fort-de-France last night.

Following up Friday’s 1-0 win over Guadeloupe, the Dennis Lawrence-coached outfit turned in a good all-round performance against a compact and organized Martinique side.

T&T had the ideal opportunity to go ahead in the 37th minute when Levi Garcia’s header missed the target from a Mekeil Williams delivery. Tristo Hodge was substituted in the 20th minute with an ankle injury.

Goalkeeper Adrian Foncette kept a clean sheet but had to make a couple vital saves, including a header late in the match as the hosts piled on the pressure in search of a winning item.

Next up, T&T will host Panama at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva on April 17th.

In related news, following a rocky arrival due to an unforeseen circumstance with the team liaison officer, the Martinique football federation appointed Trinbago born Carl Jaikaran as team liaison which improved operations. The experience and know how of the man known as the unofficial “T&T ambassador” were appreciated by the team staff. (with reporting by Wayne Cunningham for TTFA Media)

Team equipment manager Michael Williams presents a T&T shirt to Carl Jaikaran at the conclusion of the team’s stay in Fort-de-France.

See Dennis Lawrence’s post-game comments below (Photo at top is the T&T Starting Eleven against Martinique taken by team manager Richard Piper)