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Match Report
Dominican Republic Trinidad & Tobago
Dominican Republic T&T flag
 Nigel Pierre (72')

World Cup Qualifier
DateVenueLocationAttendance
2000-04-16Estadío San CrístobalSan Cristobal, Dominican Republic1000


Soca Warriors advance


TRINIDAD and Tobago footballers advanced to the third round of the 2002 World Cup qualifying series with a comfortable 1-0 victory over the Dominican Republic in a return leg at the Institute Preparacion de Menores in San Cristobal yesterday.

The winner came off the boot of substitute striker Nigel Pierre in the 65th minute. Pierre replaced Mickey Trotman just before half time after the Joe Public striker tore a ligament.

T&T now face Haiti here on May 6.
 
Holding a 3-0 advantage from the first leg at the Queen's Park Oval two weeks ago, T&T were expecting a tougher challenge but the Dominican Republic gave a laid back performance.

The winning goal followed a clearance from goalkeeper Ross Russell which was met by Arnold Dwarika who nodded the ball for Pierre to hit a low left-footer in the left corner of the net.
 
Pierre, currently awaiting a work permit appeal before returning to English Second Division side Bristol Rovers, was elated about his goal.
 
"It was a good goal for me personally. We were never under any real threat because they allowed us to play more of the football."
 
Scotland-born coach Ian Porterfield was pleased with the performance although he felt more scoring chances could have been created.
 
Starting line up: Ross Russell (goalkeeper, captain), Brent Sancho (Lyndon Andrews
75th), Shurland David, Marvin Andrews, Dennis Lawrence, Carlos Edwards, Stokely
Mason, Mickey Trotman (Nigel Pierre 44th), Arnold Dwarika, Sherwin Julien, Angus
Eve. 

LINEUP
22.Ross Russell (capt.)
4.Marvin Andrews
6.Shurland David
7.Dennis Lawrence Yellow Card 53 '
5.Subbed outBrent Sancho
 Subbed in 80' Lyndon Andrews
9.Arnold Dwarika
12.Carlos Edwards
8.Angus Eve
3.Sherwyn Julien
16.Stokely Mason
15.Subbed outMickey Trotman
 Subbed in 35' Nigel Pierre
SUBSTITUTES
10.Lyndon Andrews
19.Nigel Pierre
2.Avery John
13.Joseph Peters
11.Hector Sam
COACH
 Ian Porterfield
SUBSTITUTIONS
35'Subbed outSubbed inNigel Pierre for Mickey Trotman
80'Subbed outSubbed inLyndon Andrews for Brent Sancho
YELLOW CARDS
53'Yellow CardDennis Lawrence