Trinidad and Tobago Women’s Team coach Anton Corneal wants another victory as this country goes into their second outing against Antigua/Barbuda at the National Stadium in Kingston on Wednesday.
T&T got their CONCACAF Caribbean Final round campaign off to a winning start with a 3-2 victory over Cuba on Saturday courtesy of a hattrick by Kayla Taylor.
“Kayla brought a different ingredient to the team. Her composure and her ability to finish showed up in our first gam. We were able to capitalise on chances that came our way and she finished the job for us,” Corneal told TTFA Media.
Looking back at the game, Corneal noted that Cuba did have T&T on the backfoot for some periods in the match.
“ We had to defend in long periods and we did that well . I thought we were not able to really play as a team as well as we would have wanted to and this would have been due to our lack of sufficient preparation. But we were able to put in a couple players into the game who were carrying niggling injuries and they came through which is a plus for us,” Corneal said
He did mention that is hoping to utilise the extra day with T&T having a bye as matches continued on Monday.
“Now we have a bye on Monday so we will use the extra time wisely to prepare for Antigua on Wednesday. I told them the importance of starting with a win versus Cuba and the need to pick our matches and knowing our opponents. Not that any game is a given but knowing exactly the things we needed have done correctly in relation to the opponent as well was important for us,” Corneal concluded.
Following T&T’s win on Saturday, hosts Jamaica eased past Antigua/Barbuda 9-0 in the second encounter.