TRINCITY Nationals and St Ann’s Rangers played to a 1-1 draw in Trinidad and Tobago’s Women League of Football (WoLF) action at Eddie Hart ground on Saturday.
The scores were all level but the game was no stalemate as numerous supporters of home team Nationals came out in the scorching sun, surrounding the field on the park benches.
It did not take too long after the first whistle for the action to begin as Trinity National’s midfielder Ranelle Pascal tested the Rangers goalkeeper in the 15th minute.
But Rangers, who created several early chances, were first to score when Shakeema Forestine was on spot to toe-poke the ball into the net following a goalkeeping blunder in the 33rd minute.
A determined Nationals did not take very long to respond and indeed they did just five minutes after the Rangers opener.
A corner kick fell to Leeann Kirby whose cheeky back-heel found the back of the net.
The action only bubbled in the second half as both teams were vying to claim the full three points with Nationals desperately needing it to keep their hopes alive in the title race.
Nationals were constantly on the attack which produced many instances of last ditch defending by Rangers who also responded on the counter. Another bustling and dancing run this time by midfielder Shanelle Warrick saw another shot roll into the keeper’s gloves.
Rangers had an attempt cleared off the line but in the end the teams shared the spoils.
In a post match interview, head coach of Trincity Nationals, Joel Warrick, said that he thought the game was more or less even but felt that in the second half his team could have had scored at least one or more of the chances that fell to them. For Mic-it St Ann’s Ranger’s coach, Jason Spencer, everything went according to plan and he expressed his satisfaction with the result.
Rangers, with the result, inch closer to the top three in the table, and now find themselves 11 points behind Real Dimensions.
In other match on Saturday, Jewels FC and Defence Force also played to a 1-1draw.