Trinidad and Tobago snapped a 14-match winless streak with a 15-0 demolition of Anguilla in Sunday’s international friendly at the Ato Boldon Stadium. In the process, Dennis Lawrence’s men eclipsed the previous record for the biggest victory by a T&T men’s team in an international outing with the previous best being an 11-0 shut out of Aruba on April 23rd, 1989 in a Caribbean Cup qualifier in St George’s, Grenada.
Richard Fraser netted a beaver trick back then but it was Marcus Joseph who laced up his scoring boots on Sunday evening as he struck five goals at the hosts dominated proceedings from start to finish. The other scorers in T&T’s ’89 win were Paul Elliot Allen (9’, 23,34’, 60’, Timothy Haynes 12’,50’), Garfield Silva (40’) and Fraser (25’, 53’, 75’ and 85’).
For Lawrence’s team, debutant Darius Lewis came off the bench to notch a double in the 75th and 79th but it was Joseph who made the most of the opportunities on the night. His goals came in the 14th, 27th, 31st, 33rd and 47th. Canadian-based Ryan Telfer opened the scoring on ten minutes and got a second in the 21st. Ataulla Guerra got two in the 15th and 42nd, Nathan Lewis in the 20th and 40th, Aaron Lester in the 62nd and Jomal Williams finished it off in the 89th.
Danish-born goalkeeper Nicklas Frenderup made his debut in the second half and was called upon to make fine stop to deny substitute Jonathan Guishard in the 79th minute.
T&T will travel to Ecuador on Tuesday for an international friendly against that country’s senior team on November 14th before facing Honduras three days later in San Pedro Sula in CONCACAF Nations League qualifying action.
Trinidad and Tobago 1.Marvin Phillip (GK) (21.Nicklas Frenderup (GK) 46’); 2.Aubrey David; 5.Daneil Cyrus, 17.Mekeil Williams, 23.Leston Paul (8.Aaron Lester 46’), 19.Matthew Woo Ling; 7.Nathan Lewis (4.Darius Lewis 62’), 10.Marcus Joseph (6.Kevon Goddard 52’),11.Ataulla Guerra (13.Duane Muckette 46’), 9.Ryan Telfer (20.Jomal Williams 46’),16.Alvin Jones.
Unused substitutes: 22.Adrian Foncette (GK), 12.Carlyle Mitchell, 14.Jomoul Francois, 15.Ross Russell Jr, 18.Aikim Andrews.
Coach: Dennis Lawrence
Anguilla 1.Ryan Laddie (GK); 5.Carlique Gumbs (11.Antoine Fleming 89), 4.Luke Parris, 3.Tafari Smith, 2.Kion Lee; 8.Kapil Battice; 14.Kadeem Rogers (16.Cameron Lloyd 50), 7.Jerrel Gumbs, 13.Jermal Richardson (12.Shemari Bryan 68); 9.Glenville Rogers (19.Jonathan Guishard 58), 10.Calvin Morgan.
Unused substitutes: 18.Daniel Bailey (GK), 21.Akeem Tittle (GK), 15.Bakari Battice.
Coach: Nigel Connor
Referee: Rodphin Harris