TRINIDAD and Tobago’s Under-17 women’s footballers made a winning start to their Caribbean Under- 17 qualifying series with a 4-0 victory over Dominica at the Elquemedo Willett Park, in St Kitts/Nevis on Saturday.
Raenah Campbell gave the young Trinis their second goal after 68 minutes, and in the 72nd, Nia Honore made it 3-0 But the young Trinis had to wait until two minutes from the end (88th minute) before Ranae Ward gave them the fourth.
Coach Rajesh Latchoo, though pleased with the opening win, said he didn’t feel his team played to its full potential.
“I was pleased with most aspects of our performance but not our finishing,” Latchoo said.
“We had at least 15 shots on goal and only converted four. I was a little bit disappointed because our performance was not a reflection of the players potential. We are still pleased with the three points and now we’ll be looking ahead to finishing the group with two more wins,” he added.
The TT Under-17s will next play British Virgin Islands at 5.30 pm today and close off their group assignment on Wednesday against hosts St Kitts/ Nevis.
TT are vying for a place in the CFU Final round in Puerto Rico from November 13-19.
Hosts Puerto Rico gets automatic qualification and will be joined by the winners from each of the three first round groups as well as the best runners- up in the four team groups, the second best runners-up in the four group teams and best runners-up in the three team groups.
Four teams will enter the knockout stage of the semi-finals and the two finalists will join hosts Grenada to compete in the 2016 CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Championship.
Three CONCACAF teams will qualify for the 2016 FIFA Under- 17 Women’s World Cup in September next year in Jordan.
Under-17 women win CFU qualifying opener
T&T Express Reports.
Trinidad and Tobago’s Under 17 Women’s team made a winning start to their Caribbean Under-17 qualifying series with a 4-0 victory over Dominica at the Elquemedo Willett Park in St Kitts/Nevis on Saturday.
T&T had to put up with a fight from their opponents as both teams were locked 0-0 at half time. But Kaydeen Jack would eventually put T&T ahead in the 66th minute.
The opening goal spurred on T&T and three more goals would follow in quick succession. Raenah Campbell doubled T&T’s advantage in the 68th before Nia Honore put T&T 3-0 up in the 72nd and Ranae Ward completed the scoring in the 88th minute.
Head coach for T&T Rajesh Latchoo, though pleased with the opening win, said he didn’t feel his team played to its full potential.