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Match Report
St. Kitts and Nevis Trinidad & Tobago
St. Kitts and Nevis T&T flag
 Andre Toussaint (40')

St. Kitts Festival
DateVenueLocationAttendance
2002-07-28Warner ParkBasseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis800


T&T succumb 2-1 to St. Kitts


Trinidad and Tobago's senior footballers allowed two second half goals as they succumbed to St Kitts/Nevis 2-1on the final day of action in the annual Sugarbowl Festival tournament at Warner Park on Sunday evening.
The result left the host nation winners and T&T took home the silver medals.

Despite the loss, coach Clayton Morris didn't hesitate to speak optimistically about the "Soca Warriors" which lacked the stars.

"All the people here were asking so where are the stars from Trinidad and I was telling them this is our team, we are rebuilding and I think what we saw here was a really good sign for the future. I mean it wasn't good losing to St Kitts but we have to understand that almost all the players on our team are still young and now gaining experience. I think this only augers well for us," Morris told TTFF Media after the match.

Joe Public striker Andre Toussaint, starting the game instead of Colin Samuel, gave T&T a 40th minute lead. Following some good work by fellow striker Kerry Noray on the left flank  who rubbed the defender of possession and made a cross which beat the advancing goalie, Toussaint collected to slot into an empty net from near the penalty spot.

The Kittitians got their goals in the 50th and 70th minutes. Goalkeeper Daurance Williams entered the match moments before the second goal after Kelvin Jack pulled up with a leg strain. He was one of four second half changes.

T&T created a fair amount of scoring chances but were unable to level the scores even as Silvio Spann and Noray went close on the final stretch.

Noray hit his shot over bar from inside the penalty box and then Spann's overhead kick dropped over the bar onto the netting.

Commenting on T&T's play, Morris said "The defence generally held its own but in attack is where  we had the problems. This is what happens when the team didn't have the chance to really  train as such and you tend to have problems moving the ball around, the chemistry isn't there. We created the chances but converting was the main problem. We played for 270 minutes and only scored one goal. But I must say that this is a special bunch.

"Everyone got a chance to be capped and I asked these players to cherish the silver medal because while we did not finish as we would have liked, I think it's a stepping stone to where we want to go and the beginning of a promising journey for us," ended Morris.

The T&T contingent returns home at 7pm on Monday night.

TnT line up: 20. Kelvin Jack (1.Daurance Williams), 3.Anthony Noreiga, 4. Keyeno Thomas, 5.Anton Pierre, 7.Kwesi Smith (9.Colin Samuel), 8.Dale Saunders, 10.Lyndon Andrews (captain), 13.Josh Johnson (17.Nigel Daniel), 6.Marlon Pierre,11.Andre Toussaint, 18.Kerry Noray (16.Silvio Spann)

LINEUP
20.Subbed outKelvin Jack
 Subbed in Daurance Williams
3.Anthony Noreiga
5.Anton Pierre
4.Keyeno Thomas
10.Lyndon Andrews (capt.)
13.Subbed outJosh Johnson
 Subbed in Nigel Daniel
6.Marlon Pierre
8.Dale Saunders
7.Subbed outKwesi Smith
 Subbed in Collin Samuel
18.Subbed outKerry Noray
 Subbed in Silvio Spann
11.Andre Toussaint
SUBSTITUTES
 Daurance Williams
 Nigel Daniel
 Silvio Spann
 Collin Samuel
 Dean Logan
 Cory Rivers
 Densill Theobald
COACH
 Clayton Morris
SUBSTITUTIONS
0'Subbed outSubbed inDaurance Williams for Kelvin Jack
0'Subbed outSubbed inCollin Samuel for Kwesi Smith
0'Subbed outSubbed inNigel Daniel for Josh Johnson
0'Subbed outSubbed inSilvio Spann for Kerry Noray