Captain Karyn Forbes and Nia Walcott each netted a double to help T&T secure its second consecutive win as its quest to reach the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, remains on course.
On Wednesday, the Soca Princesses met Antigua and Barbuda in the Concacaf Women's Qualifying Tournament and emerged with a convincing 5-0 victory at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Balmain, Couva.
T&T, who is aiming to top the group, went on the attack early and had Walcott open the scoring with a goal in the 13th minute. The visiting team though down, adjusted quickly defensively and did well to restrict the host team heading into the half with a 1-0 deficit until Karyn Forbes put the host team further ahead.
The experienced Forbes was accurate from the penalty spot, sending T&T's second item past goal-keeper Nikisha Samuel in added-on time (45+2), to hold a 2-0 advantage at the break.
In the second half, T&T continued to dominate play and increased its lead to 3-0 with Forbes connecting her second item in the lopsided encounter in the 74th.
Six minutes later, Aaliyah Prince (82nd) put in another goal for the Soca Princesses to see T&T go up 4-0. Walcott returned in the 89th to put the icing on the cake for T&T.
The local team opened the Qualifiers positively, with a 3-0 victory over Aruba on Monday, thanks to goals from Nia and Afiyah Walcott, and Janine Francois.
In the earlier match, Dominican Republic earned full points against Aruba with a 3-0 victory. In the opening round, Dominican Republic was held to a goalless draw with St Kitts and Nevis.
T&T will next play St Kitts and Nevis on Sunday at the same venue from 5 pm.
FINAL: Trinidad and Tobago Women 5-0 Antigua and Barbuda. Goals scored by Nia Walcott (13', 89'), Karyn Forbes (45'+2 penalty, 74'), and Aaliyah Prince (82').
Trinidad and Tobago (4-3-3): 1.Kimika Forbes (GK); 4.Maria-Frances Serrant, 5.Liana Hinds, 7.Khadisha Debesette, 2.Meyah Romeo; 14.Karyn Forbes (captain), 9.Nia Walcott, 15.Afiyah Cornwall (6.Sydney Boisselle 73); 17.Aaliyah Prince, 16.Dennecia Prince (11.Maya Matouk 46), 13.Shanelle Summer Arjoon (20.Cayla McFarlane 66).
Substitutes: 18.Tenesha Palmer (GK), 3.Amaya Ellis, 8.Asha James, 10.Janine Francois, 19.Tori Paul,
Coach: Stephan De Four
Referee: Ekaterina Koroieva (USA)
Match Highlights - T&T Women's 5-0 win over Antigua/Barbuda
De Four - We'll bring the excitement back to Women's football
Concacaf Women’s Olympic qualifiers
(Wednesday 2 October)
Dominican Republic 2 (Dayari Balbuena 7, 69), Aruba 0 at Ato Boldon Stadium;
Trinidad and Tobago 5 (Nia Walcott 13, 89, Karyn Forbes 45+2 pen, 74, Aaliyah Prince 81), Antigua and Barbuda 0 at Ato Boldon Stadium.
(Friday 4 October)
Antigua & Barbuda vs Dominican Republic, 2.30pm, Ato Boldon Stadium;
Aruba vs St Kitts & Nevis, 5pm, Ato Boldon Stadium;
(Sunday 6 October)
Antigua & Barbuda vs Aruba, 2.30pm, Ato Boldon Stadium;
Trinidad & Tobago vs St Kitts & Nevis, 5pm, Ato Boldon Stadium;
Tuesday 8 October)
St Kitts & Nevis vs Antigua & Barbuda, 2.30pm, Ato Boldon Stadium;
Trinidad & Tobago vs Dominican Republic, 5pm, Ato Boldon Stadium.