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Match Report
Trinidad & Tobago Dominican Republic
T&T flag Dominican Republic
Kevin Molino (14')
Kevin Molino (18')
Cordell Cato (30')
Kevin Molino (55')

Caribbean Cup
DateVenueLocationAttendance
2016-10-05Ato Boldon StadiumCouva, Trinidad and Tobago


Molino’s hat-trick leads Trinidad and Tobago to a 4-0 win over Dominican Republic


Orlando City midfielder, Kevin Molino scored a second international hat-trick as T&T Soca Warriors strolled to a 4-0 win over a determined Dominican Republic in their Scotiabank Caribbean Football Union Cup Group Four qualifier at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva last night.

After enjoying the better of the early exchanges, T&T took the lead in the 16th minute through Molino who volleyed home on his left foot from less than five yards out. The move followed a Radanfah Abu Bakr header back across the goal from a corner taken by the left footed Joevin Jones on the right side.

Two minutes later, Molino made it 2-0 with another close range finish, this time with a header off an assist by captain Kenwyne Jones, following a neat and skillful build-up down the right side by Cordell Cato and Daneil Cyrus.

Cato made it 3-0 on the half-hour mark, when after a long clearance from goalkeeper Jan-Michael Williams, who was making his first start since March, Kenwyne Jones flicked on the ball which caught goalkeeper Miguel Lloyd and his defence in two minds, and allowed the T&T winger an easy finish.

On the resumption, the sparse crowd of about 1,500 spectators that journeyed to the venue, would have expected T&T to double its tally, however the Soca Warriors only second-half success came in the 52nd minute when Molino completed his hat-trick, his second against the same opponents in as many outings.

This time, the USA-based T&T player was on spot for an easy tap in after an unmarked Kenwyne Jones saw his header from substitute Levi Garcia’s left sided centre, partially blocked by Lloyd.

In the end it was a well deserved win for coach Stephen Hart’s men who never got out of second gear against the Dominican Republic who return home to face Martinique on Sunday at the Estadio Panamericano, San Cristobal.

T&T will conclude group play away to Martinique on Tuesday at the end of which only the group winner will advance to the Caribbean Football Union Cup’s four-team final and also secure one of five CFU spots to next year’s CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Teams

Trinidad and Tobago: 1.Jan-Michael Williams (GK); 5.Daneil Cyrus, 4.Sheldon Bateau, 6.Radanfah Abu Bakr, 18.Tristan Hodge; 19.Kevan George, 8.Khaleem Hyland (14.Andre Boucaud 57th); 7.Cordell Cato, 10.Kevin Molino, 3.Joevin Jones (16.Levi Garcia 51st) (11.Shahdon Winchester 72nd); 9.Kenwyne Jones (capt).

Unused Substitutes: 20.Adrian Foncette (GK), 2.Aubrey David, 12.Trevin Caesar, 17.Mekeil Williams.

Coach: Stephen Hart.

Dominican Republic: 1.Miguel Lloyd (GK); 23.Carlos Martínez, 3.César Garcia, 4.Cayetano Bonnín, 2.Ernesto Trinidad (15.Luís Ismael Díaz 20th); 21.Rafael Flores; 8.Rony Beard (14.Jean Carlos López 42nd), 22.Wilman Modesta, 10.Eddipo Rodriguez (11.Domingo Peralta 62nd); 9.Jonathan Faña, 7.Darly Batista.

Unused Substitutes: 13.Odalis Báez (GK), 20.Luís Espinal.

Coach: Robert Diaz.

Referee: Kimbell Ward (St Kitts and Nevis).


LINEUP
1.Jan-Michael Williams
6.Radanfah Abu Bakr
4.Sheldon Bateau
5.Daneil Cyrus
18.Triston Hodge
7.Cordell Cato
19.Kevan George
8.Subbed outKhaleem Hyland
 Subbed in 57' Andre Boucaud
3.Subbed outJoevin Jones
 Subbed in 51' Levi Garcia
10.Kevin Molino
9.Kenwyne Jones (capt.)
SUBSTITUTES
14.Andre Boucaud
16.Subbed outLevi Garcia
 Subbed in 72' Shahdon Winchester
11.Shahdon Winchester
20.Adrian Foncette
2.Aubrey David
17.Mekeil Williams
12.Trevin Caesar
COACH
 Stephen Hart
SUBSTITUTIONS
51'Subbed outSubbed inLevi Garcia for Joevin Jones
57'Subbed outSubbed inAndre Boucaud for Khaleem Hyland
72'Subbed outSubbed inShahdon Winchester for Levi Garcia