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Re: Women Warriors Thread
« Reply #720 on: November 26, 2021, 05:15:19 PM »
If that keeper can only concentrate on her skill she would be much better than she is now

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T&T women lose to Dominican Republic with last kick of match
« Reply #721 on: November 27, 2021, 10:00:09 PM »
T&T women lose to Dominican Republic with last kick of match
By Ian Prescott (T&T Express)


Trinidad and Tobago senior women’s footballers fell to a dramatic 2-1 defeat to hosts Dominican Republic in the first of a two-match series played last night at the Estadio Centroamericano.

With the very last kick of the match, Dominican Republic midfielder Manuela Laredo stole the win with a long-range free kick which saw the ball sail over everyone and bounce past T&T goalkeeper Kimika Forbes, before finding the far corner of the net. The winning goal came three minutes into added-on time.

Until the late drama, the main concern for newly confirmed head coach Kenywne Jones was that his Women Warriors had failed to score more than one goal in his three matches in charge and have also not created many clear chances.

Jones maintained the starting core of his team, but also gave newcomers Asha James and Chelsi Jadoo a start, along with returning Kedie Johnson. It was a first defeat under Jones for the Women Warriors, who also drew last month’s pair of home friendly internationals with visiting Panama.

There were first half chances for both sides, yesterday, although the Dominican Republic came closest to scoring with a goal bound shot on either flank, forcing T&T keeper Forbes into action to keep her team level.

For T&T, yesterday’s best first half chances saw former captain Maylee Attin-Johnson and veteran striker Kennya “Ya Ya” Cordner both shooting tamely and straight at keeper Claudia Torres from inside the penalty area.

T&T opened the second half with captain Karyn Forbes putting a free-kick on goal and forcing keeper Torres to fan away the goal-bound shot.

But it was the home team who took a 1-0 lead in the 50th minute, with the striker Vanessa Kara having only to re-direct a square pass to beat the T&T goalkeeper from a few yards out, after the midfielder Lucia Marte far too easily eluded left-side T&T markers Johnson and Jadoo.

The lead lasted just five minutes. T&T were level at 1-1 via a gentle, but accurate penalty from James, the Tobago-born college student, who is coming off a season where she scored 14 goals for West Texas A&M in the United States and was named on the All-State second team. Former Norway-based striker Cordner won the spot-kick when bundled over by huge central defender Brianne Reid as she ran into the penalty area.

However, when it looked like the match would end tied, the Dominican Republic took it all with the winning late goal.

T&T 22-member squad:

Tenisha Palmer, Naomie Guerra, Dennecia Prince, Kimika Forbes, Kennya Cordner, Collette Morgan, Karyn Forbes, Tsianne Leander, Rhea Belgrave, Jaasiel Forde, Maylee Attin-Johnson, Chelcy Ralph, Akyla Walcott, Raenah Campbell, Liana Hinds, Kedie Johnson, Asha James, Kaydeen Jack, Chelsi Jadoo, Victoria Swift, Lauryn Hutchinson, Chrissy Mitchell.
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Re: Women Warriors Thread
« Reply #722 on: November 28, 2021, 08:37:28 AM »
International Friendly #1 (Dominican Republic vs Trinidad and Tobago)

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Thanks for this link.
Who was #11? (#s would have been helpful too).
I find they dominated large swathes of the middle of match [i'm sure stats on shots on goal etc would bear witness] and conceded a defensive blunder/ lapse in concentration goal. Having said that I didn't see any tactical adjustments or plan or anything to suggest that this team is going anywhere (yet)-- just individually talented / physically stronger players here and there that can string passes together...most-times.
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Re: Women Warriors Thread
« Reply #723 on: November 28, 2021, 08:53:11 AM »
Thanks for this link.
Who was #11? (#s would have been helpful too).
I find they dominated large swathes of the middle of match [i'm sure stats on shots on goal etc would bear witness] and conceded a defensive blunder/ lapse in concentration goal. Having said that I didn't see any tactical adjustments or plan or anything to suggest that this team is going anywhere (yet)-- just individually talented / physically stronger players here and there that can string passes together...most-times.

Raenah Campbell.

I am more optimistic than pessimistic. Destination unknown, but there are some "easy" straightforward/fundamental fixes that can be made. Will present them after match #2.
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Re: Women Warriors Thread
« Reply #724 on: November 29, 2021, 01:55:41 PM »
If that keeper can only concentrate on her skill she would be much better than she is now

It will be helpful if you provide some context to your statement, for a better understanding. Is it that you find her good but needs improvement? Is it that you find her sub standard? Is it that you are aware that she focuses on skills other than GK? To date she has been a stalwart for T&T between the uprights.

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Jones looks for reaction from his team on Tuesday
« Reply #725 on: November 29, 2021, 08:29:24 PM »
Jones looks for reaction from his team on Tuesday
By Walter Alibey (T&T Guardian)


National women's football coach Kenwyne Jones will be hoping for a reaction from his charges on Tuesday when his team takes on the Dominican Republic in the second of two international friendly matches in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.

In the first game on Friday, the home team delivered a lethal blow in the last minute of the game to pull off a 2-1 triumph, but Jones who was confirmed as the full-time coach of the women's team on the same day, expected to contest the World Cup qualifiers in February next year, told the media via a virtual press briefing that he wants to see a reaction from the players from the training pitch, and not based on what happened in the game.

Jones has been attempting to stamp his philosophy and structure on the squad, which is still stashed with a blend of young and experienced players.

"At the pre-match press conference, I said the Dominican Republic was the perfect matchup to give us a test at this present time. The current indication by the squad is that they did not give us any problem that we did not foresee, I just thought it was a basic lack of discipline within our structure that facilitated the defeat.

"But I am glad it happened now because this is the point where you have to iron out a lot of stuff and gain the consistency needed for the upcoming qualifiers and we do have a lot of time to work on that and get it right.

"First of all, I would like to see a reaction from the team but not as far as the game but as far as today's (Sunday's) training session. We had a lot of analysis done, a lot of team meetings were held to discuss the things we didn't do correctly that we were supposed to.

"I am looking forward to the game, I definitely want to see a reaction from the team, in terms of being tactically disciplined in the way we set out our business. That is the most important thing.

"The good thing is that we have another game against the same opponent to put things right," Jones explained.

The T&T women's team is in Group F of the qualifiers, comprising Guyana, Nicaragua, Dominica and the Turks and Caicos Islands, a group that Jones considers to be manageable. However, his biggest task to date will be to lay down a structure of play that all players will be aware of in time for the qualifiers.

According to the former national striker, turn coach, "At this point in time, we are about 65 to 70 per cent there, but it is important that the core group of them understand the philosophy and structure of our tactical plan going forward. The others are going to come along and possibly in the near future, we will work with them as well because this is not a sprint it's a marathon."

Team captain Karyn Forbes said both she and her team were disappointed with the result last Friday, but they have to stay positive moving forward, saying: "We have to learn from this experience as this is how the game is, sometimes you win and sometimes you lose.

"We have a lot of new players and because of that some things might be repetitive, but as we move forward we will have the right squad and with the right squad we will be able to get things down pact, but right now everything is a learning experience."

Forbes was also high in praise for the confirmation of Jones as their full-time coach, saying they can learn a lot from his wealth of knowledge and the team will now, not have to learn different philosophies.
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Re: Women Warriors Thread
« Reply #726 on: November 30, 2021, 03:03:17 PM »
International Friendly #2 (Dominican Republic vs Trinidad and Tobago)

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Re: Women Warriors Thread
« Reply #727 on: December 01, 2021, 01:35:09 AM »
Dominican Republic denies T&T in 1-1 tie.
By Walter Alibey (T&T Guardian).


T&T Women footballers and their Dominican Republic counterparts played to a 1-1 tie on Tuesday in game-two of their international friendly series at the Estadio Panamericano in San Cristobal in the Dominican Republic.

However, the T&T team was unlucky not to concede another late item as they did in the opening match when Forbes went down awkwardly under a challenge from a right-side corner by Winibian Peralta. And when the ball rolled invitingly for Vanessa Kara, she drilled it back in for Alyssa Oviedo to simply touch the ball into the open net, but Kara somehow redirected the ball wide in the 76th minute.

That effort confirmed the 1-1 result (View Full Match Here), although both teams traded attempts at goal in the moments that followed.

The T&T girls were hoping to rebound from a last Friday's 1-2 loss and got a decent start with a possession game that should have resulted in at least a shot at goal. During an early build-up, Maylee Attin-Johnson threaded a ball through to an unmarked Raenah Campbell in the Dominican Republic defence, but her control let her down.

Lucia Marie later stormed down the right flank in the 18th minute and her centre was spilt by Forbes, pushing Marie's cross into the path of Manuela Lareo who took aim but her shot was deflected wide.

However, T&T got the opener in the 21s minutes. Liana Hinds delivered perfectly from a right-side corner for Maylee Attin-Johnson to rise unchallenged and head goalwards, but her attempt was cleared only as far as Rhea Belgrave who headed in from two feet away.

Kenwyne Jones' charges survived a number of attacks in the latter moments, including a solo attempt by Lareo, dribbling inside the T&T area on the right side, but with the goal at her mercy, she lashed it wide on the stroke of halftime.

The game lasted just eight minutes when the game resumed for the home team to get the equaliser. Kara received a pass from Oviedo inside the area and the skilful Dominican Republic player lifted it inside for Oviedo to head past the T&T custodian in the 48th minute.

But Forbes, who struggled with the cross balls, was again in action, going high to push out a well floated right-side corner in the 59th minute.

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Trinidad and Tobago (3-4-1-2): 1.Kimika Forbes (GK); 4.Rhea Belgrave, 8.Victoria Swift, 3.Chelsi Jadoo; 7.Liana Hinds, 14.Karyn Forbes (captain), 10.Asha James (12.Chelcy Ralph 80), 18.Naomie Guerra (6.Kaydeen Jack 72); 9.Maylee Attin-Johnson; 19.Kennya Cordner, 11.Raenah Campbell (13.Dennecia Prince 56).

Unused substitutes: 21.Tenesha Palmer (GK), 22.Akyla Walcott (GK), 2.Collette Morgan, 5.Jaasiel Forde, 16.Tsianne Leander, 23.Chrissy Mitchell.

Coach: Kenwyne Jones

Dominican Republic (4-2-2-2): 12.Odaliana Gómez (GK); 2.Gionvana Dionisio, 19.Gabrielle Cuevas, 20.Brianne Reed, 18.Keisla Gil (5.María López 85); 8.Jazlyn Oviedo, 7.Winibian Peralta; 14.Lucia Marie (13.Daphne Heyaime 72), 21.Manuela Lareo; 9.Vanessa Kara, 17.Jazlyn Moya.

Unused substitutes: 1.Claudia Nicole Torres (GK), 3.Lynette Ureña, 4.Gabriella Marie, 6.Yoneldy Peña, 11.Alyssa Oviedo, 16.Paola Then, 10.Marianelyz Pérez, 22.Renata Mercedes, 15.Kathrynn González.

Coach: Benito Rubido

Referee: Ada Tolentino

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Re: Women Warriors Thread
« Reply #728 on: December 01, 2021, 09:37:39 AM »
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Re: Women Warriors Thread
« Reply #729 on: December 02, 2021, 01:49:12 AM »
Jones wants football camp in January.
By Walter Alibey (T&T Guardian).


National Women's football coach Kenwyne Jones is aiming to have a camp in January where he will continue his preparation ahead of the World Cup Qualifiers in February.

Jones and his staff will begin sourcing worthy opponents for the camp but the final decision will not be theirs.

Following his confirmation as the team's full-time coach recently, Jones told the media via a virtual post-match press conference on Wednesday he intends to continue scouting potential players with the hope of selecting the best team to represent T&T at the qualifiers.

Jones, a graduate of St Anthony's College, said he intends to have a couple of international friendly matches as part of the camp, but warned he cannot assure the camp will take place, as that responsibility is out of his hands.

The local girls are set to open their campaign against Nicaragua, playing in a Group F of the qualifiers, which will consist of Guyana, Dominica and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

With the team short of preparation, the girls will have no Christmas holidays within steady preparation set to continue.

The team was beaten in its opening match of a two-match friendly series against their Dominican Republic counterparts in San Cristobal last Friday, and on Tuesday the team was held 1-1 in a match that Jones wanted a reaction from.

"After the defeat on Friday, I did ask the team to give a reaction because we have to develop that DNA in us when we have setbacks. Obviously, we did get that but we did not get the victory that we wanted, but a showing that as we continue to work toward the qualifiers, it will help us, it will make us stronger in the build-up for the qualifiers. So far, it is a building process. It is sometimes a slow and tedious process but they are all willing to work. In this block of games, we had here, it was an opportunity to see the girls we had here before, but also to see some new faces that we hope to include in the squad in the future", Jones, a former Secondary School Most Valuable Player said.

He added: "There is room for improvement. We will get better, the more we work together and it's just about getting our heads down and working. We're behind in match preparation I would say, compared to the rest of the teams we have been playing so far. I have all confidence that getting these games, and in the couple of months that we have ahead of us, we will be where we want to be. We're planning to have another camp in January but whether or not it will come off I cannot answer that right now. We're only fresh out of these two games right here. We have to go back home and get back to the training pitch. We have players who are coming back after finishing school, we have quite a few players who have to leave to go back to finish their exams and then they will be back home for the Christmas period when we will be training."

With regards to the planned camp and its finalisation he said: "I cannot give you that, but the hope is to have another camp in January. Obviously, there'll be a training period in between where we can still have a few people who can be part of the squad."

Captain Karyn Forbes, a 30-year-old midfielder from Plymouth, Tobago, said they were hoping to come away with a win after last Friday's defeat, but the result is part of the building process. Forbes described the performance, however, as a definite improvement, saying the Dominican Republic team has shown a marked improvement from when the teams last met, noting that her team will continue to work and peak at the right time.

Meanwhile, defender Rhea Belgrave, 30, the scorer of the lone T&T goal said her goal was as a result of her being in the right place at the right time. She noted that the team has shown a marked improvement from the Panama matches last month to the two matches against the Dominican Republic.

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Jones eyes more players, improved efforts by Women Warriors.
By Jelani Beckley (T&T Newsday).


NEW Women’s Warriors football coach Kenwyne Jones, who has led the team to creditable performances over the past weeks, said the squad is not the final product as he is scouting new players and aiming to improve team performance to bolster the team’s pedigree.

T&T played two international friendlies against the Dominican Republic over the past few days in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic. The first match on Friday ended in a 2-1 victory for the home team and the second match ended in a 1-1 draw.

Jones, a member of the 2006 Soca Warriors World Cup squad, was hired as the full-time coach on Friday after being appointed interim coach in October. Before the matches against the Dominican Republic, T&T battled to back-to-back draws against Panama at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva. The teams played to a 0-0 draw in the first match on October 21 and the second match ended 1-1 on October 25. There are many experienced players on the T&T squad with the likes of captain Karyn Forbes, goalkeeper Kimika Forbes, Maylee-Attin Johnson and Kennya Cordner. There are also youngsters aiming to stamp their mark at the international level.

On Wednesday, speaking to the media following T&T’s 1-1 draw against the Dominican Republic, Jones said, “I was satisfied with the reaction by the team after coming off the defeat on Friday. I did ask the team to give a reaction because we have to develop that DNA in us when we do have a setback.”

Jones would have liked T&T to emerge victorious but was happy with the effort. Jones is targeting a camp in early 2022 but is uncertain if it will materialize.

“We are planning as a team, as a staff to have another camp in January, but whether or not it will come off I can’t give you that answer right now…we are going back home and get back to the training field. We have players that are coming back after finishing school…they are going to be back home over the Christmas period when we will be training.”

He later said, “There are some players that I desperately want to see in the hopes of adding them to the squad and that will be the perfect opportunity to be able to do that.” Jones is also aiming for more international friendlies.

T&T have scored three goals in the last four matches. Asked if he is pleased with the team’s goal-scoring ability, Jones said, “The team’s remit is to win games. Not every game you are going to go out there and score five goals and think that is how you win games only.”

Jones, who said championships are sometimes won with one goal, said, “Of course, like I previously said we have to improve and there is room for improvement in all areas, by no means this is the final product. We have a lot of room to get better.”

Jones said his priority is qualifying for the world cup during his time in charge. Jones recently received a nine-month contract.

On Friday, the TT Football Association announced that Jones will assume full-time responsibility for the team from December 1. It is a nine-month contract that “provides him the option to extend his term for a further year, based on the achievement of KPI’s and a successful performance appraisal.”

The national women’s senior team footballers have never qualified for the FIFA Women’s World Cup, but Jones believes in the team.

“The aim of this team is to go to the qualifiers and qualify for the world cup. That is the only mandate that I have set for myself. I believe in the potential of our squad.”

T&T will begin their quest to qualify for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand when they compete at the 2022 Concacaf Women’s Championship qualifiers.

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Re: Women Warriors Thread
« Reply #730 on: December 03, 2021, 01:37:41 PM »
Karyn Forbes calls on Women Warriors to develop personal fitness.
By Jelani Beckley (T&T Newsday).


NATIONAL women’s senior football captain Karyn Forbes is encouraging her players to work on their personal development and not depend on the T&T coaching staff to maintain a level of fitness.

Forbes led the team to a 1-1 draw against the Dominican Republic in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic, on Tuesday.

On Friday, in the first match of the two-match series Dominican Republic defeated T&T 2-1.

On Wednesday, speaking to members of the local media following the second encounter, Forbes said, “Definitely of course we would have liked to come out with the win, but unfortunately that did not happen and I think it is part of the process moving forward.” However, the captain was proud of the effort in the match, saying, “Definitely an improved performance.

“In terms of preparation, we have new players and it is always difficult (to gel immediately), but at the end of the day we have to take it one step at a time and keep moving.”

Forbes said the Dominican Republic are now a challenging opponent compared to past years.

“When I saw Dom Rep play it shows me clearly that all the countries are improving and if we don’t improve we will be left behind and that is in all aspects.

“I think that they have improved a lot from playing them six, seven years ago.”

Forbes called on her players to take personal responsibility for their development.

“I think it was a really good test for us and for the girls to understand that we can’t only wait until it comes to the national set-up in order to prepare ourselves.

We have to come with some level of fitness because time is getting closer (to the 2023 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign) and it is only so much the coaches and the staff at the national team could do. We have to understand what is at stake.”

Forbes is developing her leadership qualities by getting feedback from her teammates.

“Definitely more room for improvement.

“This is something new for me.

“I actually met with a couple of the younger players just to hear what is their take on the camp thus far…to me personally because I am now getting into this role I am actually trying to work little by little in improving. I think I am not doing too bad, but again there is always room for improvement.”

Rhea Belgrave, who scored the goal for T&T in Tuesday’s encounter, is enjoying the team vibe.

“I think the atmosphere around the team is pretty well. The idea is for us to just get accustom to each other, make sure we enjoy what we doing firstly and then build that chemistry…of course we have new players coming in and going out.

“It is just a matter to enjoy each other’s company, to build that cohesiveness on and off the field which will be great for us moving forward.”

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