Cuba edges T&T to top CFU Girls U-14 Group 5

 

Trinidad and Tobago’s Under 14 Girls Team finished second in Group 5 of the Caribbean Football Union U-14 Girls Challenge Series as they went down 2-1 to group winners Cuba at the Ato Boldon Stadium on Tuesday.

Following wins against Grenada and Suriname, T&T were in search of a result that would leave them top of the table but despite a late surge to try and get themselves back into the match, the hosts had to settle for second.

Carissa Cowan put T&T ahead with a low shot into the left corner of the goals after she capitalised on on a give away by the Cuban defender on eight minutes. T&T would go on to miss a couple further chances before Dalia Baez shot past goalkeeper Mikaela Yearwood from the edge of the box on 31 minutes. Keila Hernandez then sent a long range effort into the far corner in the 42nd minute for the eventual winner.

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T&T pushed forward with a barrage of attacks which would only result in near misses in the closing fifteen minutes of the 70-minute affair.

Trinidad and Tobago Line Up – 1.Mikaela Yearwood (GK), 18.Sadiel Antoine (GK), 2.J’eleisha Alexander, 3.Faith Alexander, 4.Jeniceia Benjamin (captain), 5.Angel Berot, 6.Arie Bhagan, 7.Talia Martin, 8.Twinkle Thomas, 9.Breana Smith, 10.Orielle Martin, 11.Miakayla St Clair, 12.Gamie Waldron, 13.Carissa Cowan, 14.Nikita Jackson, 15.Jewel Benjamin-Edmond-King, 16.Akia Morris, 17.Rasheeda Archer.