Trinidad and Tobago’s senior men went down 2-0 to hosts Venezuela in Monday’s friendly in Caracas.
The South American got goals from Salomon Rondon in the 11th and Darwin Machis on 14 minutes.
For the first goal Machis served the ball for Rondon from the right before he put the ball past Adrian Foncette from close range
Machis extended the advantage with a strong long distance shot which slipped past Foncette. The Police goalkeeper came up big on a few occasions to deny the hosts.
T&T had a couple good looks at goal with Marcus Joseph and Levi Garcia forcing Wuilker Farinez into action. Garcia’s free kick just before half time which Farinez saved off a deflection. Ataulla Guerra’s long range effort on 59 minutes flashed wide of the upright.
T&T will next face Honduras in CONCACAF Nations League action in San Pedro Sula on November 17th.
Venezuela 2 (Salomón Rondón 11′, Darwin Machis 14′) vs Trinidad and Tobago 0
T&T: Adrian Foncette, Aubrey David, Sheldon Bateau, Keston Julien, Alvin Jones, Kevan George, Neveal Hackshaw, Levi García (Akeem García 79′), Aikim Andrews (Ross Russell 79′), Ataullah Guerra (Danny Carr 82′), Marcus Joseph (Andre Fortune 74′)
VENEZUELA: Wuilker Fariñez (Rafael Romo 45′), Mikel Villanueva, Yordan Osorio, Rolf Feltscher, Ronald Hernández (Gabriel Benitez 45′), Rómulo Otero (Juanpi 66′), Júnior Moreno, Tomás Rincón, Salomón Rondón (Andrés Ponce 78′), Darwin Machis (Yeferson Soteldo 45′), Jhon Murillo (Jefferson Savarino 74′)