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« Reply #750 on: February 17, 2022, 06:20:19 AM »
What happened to Arin King? I know she is still under 30

She's actually 31.
But what happened. I mean Carli Lloyd was 39 up to last game. Barring injury or pregnancy, King was one of the few class players we had, in spite of being played out of effective position, imo.

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Re: Women Warriors Thread
« Reply #751 on: February 17, 2022, 12:53:40 PM »
Women Warriors aim for winning start against Nicaragua.
By Walter Alibey (T&T Guardian).


National Women's football coach Kenwyne Jones is hoping for a positive start as well as potentially a bright future for his team ahead of Thursday's start of the CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers where his charges will face Nicaragua at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo from 3 pm.

T&T is aiming to qualify for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand as well as the Concacaf qualifiers for the 2024 Summer Olympics in France.

Jones, a former national senior and junior international player, who is not a stranger to World Cup qualifiers said on Wednesday that despite having the weakest preparation among all the teams vying for qualification, his team will be balanced: "Yes we have a young team but I think we have a nice blend of players with experience, players that are in their prime and the young players. For any team that's heading into competitions like this, that is the blend necessary so, I am confident in the team that we have and what we're going to do."

On Tuesday, Amaya Ellis, the daughter of former Queen’s Royal College star player Mark Ellis revealed that the training sessions so far with coach Jones have been going well. “I think that the energy is high and everyone is really getting comfortable with each other on and off the field, so we just have to continue to build that team chemistry,” stated Ellis.

Jones' focus will be to receive maximum points. Jones the former T&T striker came in as a replacement for Welshman James Thomas who left last year to take up a job in the United Kingdom. Since that, it has been a tale of ups and downs heading into the qualifiers where his team will contest Group F. First his charges produced more-than-impressive performances at friendly matches against Panama and the Dominican Republic last year, and recently two of his experienced players Maylee Attin-Johnson and Kennya Cordner were not selected for reasons still untold to the media.

Following the team's final training session on Wednesday, Jones said depending on what happens today, their future in the qualifiers can be a difficult one: " Everyone is excited and focused. For them in this cycle of the World Cup qualification, it is the platform for them to set the tone for what is going to happen in the future. I know we came close in the past but we can't live in the past.

Starting with a win and winning every game guarantees you go through the group and if that is not what's happening, then based on what happens in the first game the future is out of your hands, you're depending on other results.

The most important game for us is the next game which is the game on Thursday, we have to take care of that."

Jones' 22-player squad will comprise Ellis, who was one of nine midfielders inclusive of Shani Nakhid-Schuster, Liana Hinds, team captain Karyn Forbes (Police FC), Kaydeen Jack (Grambling State University—USA), Asha James (West Texas A&M University—USA), Chelcy Ralph (Ball State University—USA), Kedie Johnson (Florida International University—USA), and Maria-Frances Serrant (Corban University—USA), and said ss also expressed excitement about reuniting with some of the players with whom she played at the younger national level.

Today's game will be the first time that local fans will be witnessing a game live since the pandemic. Fans will be allowed to watch the game for free.

Jones said while it will be ideal to have the crowd as the 12th man, that will only be a thing at the side as his team knows what it has to do and intends to do with or without the fans.

Supporters are required to walk with their vaccination cards and IDs to gain entry in the uncovered stands area of the HCS. Unvaccinated children will not be allowed to enter the game venue.

Three days later, T&T takes on Dominica in Guyana while T&T will play Turks and Caicos Islands on April 9, and Guyana on April 12 to close out the round-robin pool campaign. At the end of this stage, only the top team will qualify for the next phase of the competition.

(T&T Team)

Goalkeepers:

1.Kimika Forbes (Police FC), 21.Tenesha Palmer (Police FC), 22.K’lil Keshwar (St Francis College—USA);

Defenders:

2.Abishai Guy (Point Fortin), 4.Rhea Belgrave (Police FC), 5.Shaunalee Govia (University of Mount Olive), 20.Lauryn Hutchinson (both unattached), 8.Victoria Swift (Club Leon—Mexico), 19.Meyah Romeo (Detroit City—USA);

Midfielders:

3.Shani Nakhid-Schuster, 7.Liana Hinds (both unattached), 14.Karyn Forbes (Police FC), 6.Kaydeen Jack (Grambling State University—USA), 9.Amaya Ellis (Johns Hopkins University—USA), 10.Asha James (West Texas A&M University—USA), 12.Chelcy Ralph (Ball State University—USA), 15.Kedie Johnson (Florida International University—USA), 18.Maria-Frances Serrant (Corban University—USA),

Forwards:

11.Raenah Campbell (Avantes Chalkida WFC—USA), 13.Dennecia Prince (Point Fortin), 16.Cayla McFarlane (Harvard University—USA), 17.Maya Matouk (Police FC).

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Re: Women Warriors Thread
« Reply #752 on: February 17, 2022, 01:19:32 PM »
Trinidad leading 1-0
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« Reply #753 on: February 17, 2022, 01:32:13 PM »
Imagine the Nicaraguan federation's Twitter feed is providing periodic update of the match while the TTFA's last tweet was 10 hours ago? Hmmm, ok.
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« Reply #754 on: February 17, 2022, 02:36:06 PM »
Imagine the Nicaraguan federation's Twitter feed is providing periodic update of the match while the TTFA's last tweet was 10 hours ago? Hmmm, ok.

2-0. Well at least Jelani Beckles wukkin.
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« Reply #755 on: February 17, 2022, 04:57:05 PM »
I understand that Trinidad 7 Tobago won 2-1 with 10 Women

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« Reply #756 on: February 17, 2022, 06:27:08 PM »
Playing with 10 women for the second half, there was a lot of fight and character with this women's team.
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« Reply #757 on: February 17, 2022, 09:32:08 PM »
James, Forbes help guide T&T to 2-1 victory.
By Rachael Thompson-King (T&T Guardian).


A goal each by Asha James and captain Karyn Forbes, T&T senior women's team playing with a player short for 46 minutes, emerged with a well-fought 2-1 win over Nicaragua on Thursday in their 2022 Concacaf World Championship, which serves as a qualifying competition for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup and the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

On a windy and sunny day at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Mucurapo, Port-of-Spain, the "Women Warriors" coach by Kenwyne Jones and assistant coach Carlos Edwards, both former national senior players, dominated proceedings in front of a small crowd.

It was T&T who threatened early on thanks to Maria-Frances Serrant, who plays for Corban University in the USA, leading some nice build-ups by the local team but didn't get a shot at goal.

However, the host team was rewarded with its opening item from midfielder Asha James in the 17th with an assist from defender Lauryn Hutchinson, who dribbled through the defence. She slipped the ball to James, who gave it a soft touch to get the lone defender and scored past Nicaraguan goalkeeper Bethania Aburto.

T&T kept pushing, earning several corners and had their second goal, off a header from defender Rhea Belgrave in the 28th but she was deemed off-side by the linesman.

Two minutes later, Nicaragua's best chance in the first half came just before the first water break in the 30th when defender Sheyla Flores caught T&T goal-keeper Kimika Forbes off her line but her long-range shot, thankfully for the T&T custodian, went over the bar.

On the return to the field, the Nicaraguans kept pressing searching for the equaliser but T&T kept them at bay.

T&T, though, went down a player in the 44th when Kedie Johnson was booked her second yellow card and shown the red card by referee Lizzet Garcia after the midfielder got her hand to the face of Yessenia Flores. Nothing resulted from the free-kick and the scoreline remained unchanged at the half.

On the resumption, Nicaragua up a player continued to press in search of its opening goal but it was T&T earning another corner kick, 14 overall, in the 49th. Liana Hinds put in a good ball but it was cleared to the sideline by a Nicaraguan defender. The ensuing throw-in saw James take a nice long-range shot but it went wide of goal.

Down the other end, Karyn Forbes was called for a handball at the top of the box. Off the set play, ...tried to go through the two-player wall but it deflected wide of the goal off a Nicaraguan player

In the 54th minute, keeper Forbes gave her team a scare when she landed badly grabbing her left ankle and seemed to be in a lot of pain but remained in the match after being treated by the training staff.

T&T's second goal came in the 64th. A good shot by Cayla McFarlane was saved initially by keeper Aburro but Karen Forbes netted the rebound, scoring her seventh international goal.

McFarlene, who did her job was substituted by coach Jones and replaced by Dennecia Prince in the 67th minute.

T&T unfortunately was down to nine players in the 79th. Belgrave had to stretchered off after suffering cramps early in the second half. Her replacement Abisha Guy entered in the 85th.

This after coach Jones was faced with another issue after keeper Forbes went down again after leaping to ensure a ball was safely over the bar but in turn, seemed to aggravate her injury. She was stretchered off and coach Jones was forced to bring in his last substitution, in the form of Tenesha Palmer to protect the goal in the five minutes added-on time.

Nicaragua kept the pressure on and in the final second of added-on time pulled a goal back through Flores. The forward dribbled through three players made a move on her left and then scooped the ball off her right-foot past substitute keeper Palmer, to reduce the visitors' deficit with less than a minute to play.

T&T will take on Dominica in Guyana in three days time, and then play Turks and Caicos Islands on April 9, and Guyana on April 12 to close out the round-robin pool campaign. At the end of this stage, only the top team will qualify for the next phase of the competition.

Results

T&T 2 (Asha James 17th, Karyn Forbes 64th) vs Nicaragua 1 (Yessenia Flores 90th+5).

(Teams)

Trinidad and Tobago (4-3-3-1): 1.Kimika Forbes (GK) (21.Tenesha Palmer [GK] 89); 7.Liana Hinds, 4.Rhea Belgrave (2.Abishai Guy 84), 8.Victoria Swift, 15.Kédie Johnson; 9.Amaya Ellis (12.Chelcy Ralph 67), 20.Lauryn Hutchinson; 16.Cayla McFarlane (13.Dennecia Prince 66), 10.Asha James, 18.Maria-Frances Serrant (3.Shani Nakhid-Schuster 83); 14.Karyn Forbes (captain).

Unused substitutes: 22.Klil Keshwar (GK), 5.Shaunalee Govia, 6.Kaydeen Jack, 17.Maya Matouk, 19.Meyah Romeo.

Coach: Kenwyne Jones

Nicaragua (4-1-2-3): 1.Bethania Aburto (GK); 3.Kesly Perez, 2.Martha Silva, 7.Yorcelly Humphreys (13.Jansy Aguirre 71), 5.Lisbeth Moreno; 4.Jaclyn Gilday (17.Josseling Berrios 81); 14.Dayana Calero, 10.Sheyla Flores (captain); 9.Simri Villareyna (6.Natalie Orellana 46), 11.Yessenia Flores, 16.Lilieth Rivera.

Unused substitutes: 12.Angela Gutierrez (GK), 8.Heyssel Martinez, 15.Reyna Hernandez.

Coach: Elna Dixon

Referee: Lizzet Garcia (Mexico).

Jones happy with Women Warriors winning start.
By Caston Cupid (T&T Guardian).


Trinidad and Tobago women Soca Warriors got their 2022 Concacaf World Championship, which serves as a qualifying competition for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup and the Paris 2024 Olympic Games campaign off to a good start with three points against Central American opponents Nicaragua at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo on Thursday.

Head coach Kenwyne Jones said after the game that his team prepared well ahead of the 3 pm kickoff which was rough for both teams as water breaks had to be used during the encounter.

Jones, a former national senior and junior team captain, whose aim is to lift the standard of the game in the country and of course carry the team to their first-ever World Cup showed great signs from kick-off.

Playing in group F it was evident that T&T was more organized and settled first as they bossed the possession from early on. It didn't take long for the deadlock to be broken, the 17th minute to be exact when Tobago-born Asha James who plays for Texas A&M University collected the pass from Lauryn Hutchinson, brushed aside her defender got into the box and calmly slotted home in front of the home fans who were delighted to be back out watching live football again.

"That sort of display was evidence of what the head coach made mention of after the match saying that he was not worried about this opposition once the women did what they worked on in training they would get the job done," said Jones asked about how the team performed.

The spectators at the Hasely Crawford Stadium was once again jumping out of their seats in the 29th minute when Rhea Belgrave converted a Karyn Forbes cross for the 2-0 lead.

However, agonizingly, the assistant referee's flag was raised to curtail all celebrations before the first water break.

Just as a perfect half in the eyes of the coaching staff and spectators neared its end in the 44th minute T&T was down to 10-man when midfielder Kadie Johnson received her second yellow from referee Lizzet Garcia whose decision met the irate of the fans as she gave the marching order.

At this point of the match, only T&T players were cautioned (yellow carded) while there were more than a handful of questionable challenges that went unpunished when it seemed that the visitors were in the wrong.

When Jones was asked about the officiating of the match he said: "I will not comment on the referee, anyone who watched the game and was in the stands, it was plain to see what took place out there so I will not make a personal comment on the referee's performance."

The second half kicked off with T&T changing formation to accommodate the man advantage the visitors had, thus Nicaragua had more possession and were the aggressors. That didn't last for long as the game's second goal came in the 64th minute and it was the captain Karyn Forbes who deservingly got her just reward for all the slaving she did all day long. Asha James' corner caused all sorts of confusion in the box in which fellow Tobagonian Forbes poked it home to ignite a roar from the stands as Bethania Aburto was beaten once again.

T&T's number one keeper Kimika Forbes had to be substituted late in the match as she aggravated a foot injury giving Tenesha Palmer some valuable minutes between the upright.

However, she was not at fault when Yessenia Flores expertly and impressively got a consolation for the visitors in the dying seconds of injury time for the 2-1 final. Lisbeth Moreno ball diceted the defence for Palmer to dribble her way around the remaining central defenders and dared to use them outside of her right boot to add the icing on the cake. With three points in the bag, Jones noted that the ladies will enjoy the victory for just about 25 minutes at the hotel before they refocus on the next task at hand Dominica on Sunday. The team will depart on Friday for Guyana.

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Re: Women Warriors Thread
« Reply #758 on: February 18, 2022, 02:54:29 AM »
WATCH: TT beats Nicaragua in CONCACAF World Cup Qualifier

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« Reply #759 on: February 18, 2022, 03:02:19 AM »
WATCH: Post-match comments by Asha James, scorer of T&T's opening goal in the first match of 2023 WC qualifying. The goal was assisted by Lauryn Hutchinson.

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« Reply #760 on: February 18, 2022, 03:07:37 AM »
WATCH: Post-match comments by T&T WNT captain Karyn Forbes following victory in T&T's opening qualifier of the 2023 WC campaign

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« Reply #761 on: February 18, 2022, 03:13:31 AM »
WATCH: Post-match comments by T&T WNT Head Coach Kenwyne Jones following T&T's 2-1 defeat of Nicaragua in 2023 WC qualifying

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« Reply #762 on: February 18, 2022, 03:27:50 AM »
WATCH: Extended Highlights - Trinidad and Tobago vs Nicaragua (2-1; 1-0 HT) - February 17, 2022 - Hasely Crawford Stadium.

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« Reply #763 on: February 19, 2022, 03:23:25 AM »
Women Soca Warriors arrive in Guyana.
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The Trinidad and Tobago Women's Team arrived in Georgetown, Guyana shortly after 2 pm on Friday ahead of tomorrow's CONCACAF W World Cup qualifier against Dominica. The match will take place at the National Track and Field Facility in Lenora, Guyana at 5 pm.

There has been one change to the squad with goalkeeper Malaika Dedier coming in for Klil Keshwar.

Head coach Kenwyne Jones was expected to conduct a training session at the Georgetown Football Club grounds on Friday evening and the official matchday-1 session will take place on Saturday at the game venue.

Meanwhile, the T&TFA meantime wishes to thank all stakeholders and partners who contributed and offered their support towards the staging of Thursday's CONCACAF W World Cup qualifier at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo in which the T&T women's Soca Warriors won 2-1 with a goal each from Asha James and captain Karyn Forbes.

T&T senior women's team is trying to qualify from Group F in the 2022 Concacaf World Championship, which serves as a qualifying competition for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup and the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

The FA and the Teams will especially like to thank the fans who turned up at the venue to witness the match and spur on captain Karyn Forbes and her teammates.

This was the first Covid Safezone undertaking by the FA for an international event. The FA's Planning Committee will continue to review its operations and processes as we look ahead to hosting future events.

The next Concacaf Women's qualifier after Dominica will be against the Turks and Caicos Islands on April 9, and then Guyana on April 12 at home at the Hasely Crawford Stadium to close out the round-robin pool campaign. At the end of this stage, only the top team will qualify for the next phase of the competition.

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« Reply #764 on: February 19, 2022, 09:03:56 AM »
Nica was probably the strongest rival in this group. The rest should be a breeze
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« Reply #765 on: February 20, 2022, 04:04:23 PM »
At HT, T&T was leading Dominica 1-0 courtesy a 31' goal converted by Asha James.
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« Reply #766 on: February 20, 2022, 05:22:48 PM »
Final Score- T&T 2 vs Dominica 0

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« Reply #767 on: February 20, 2022, 05:41:13 PM »
I watched the match.. Let's face it. The team struggled. Dominica should have taken at least 5 from us. The feeling I have after watching the game is similar to the same feeling I had after watching the men's team tie PR last year. Serrant miss 2 good chances.

What I seen so far is reminiscent of the men's campaign. Jones and Edwards better work on something. I called it when we tied PR. I hope things change because Guyana got a lot of foreign born who looked better than us.. just saying.

Swift is currently our best player. James too. Serrant overrated or too relied on. But has the potential to get more goals. Similar to Yaya. Who want to bet they go call Yaya for the Guyana game.

Despite my comments, they should beat Guyana. However the indicator to me will be at least 8 goals to Turks. If that doesn't happen, we will be in for a fight with Guyana.
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« Reply #768 on: February 20, 2022, 07:45:58 PM »
WATCH: Extended Highlights - Dominica vs Trinidad & Tobago - February 20, 2021

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« Reply #769 on: February 20, 2022, 11:11:17 PM »
I watched the match.. Let's face it. The team struggled. Dominica should have taken at least 5 from us. The feeling I have after watching the game is similar to the same feeling I had after watching the men's team tie PR last year. Serrant miss 2 good chances.

What I seen so far is reminiscent of the men's campaign. Jones and Edwards better work on something. I called it when we tied PR. I hope things change because Guyana got a lot of foreign born who looked better than us.. just saying.

Swift is currently our best player. James too. Serrant overrated or too relied on. But has the potential to get more goals. Similar to Yaya. Who want to bet they go call Yaya for the Guyana game.

Despite my comments, they should beat Guyana. However the indicator to me will be at least 8 goals to Turks. If that doesn't happen, we will be in for a fight with Guyana.

I think she squandered ONE chance (through technical error and possibly rushing the action). In the other situation she was blocked by a teammate and could not easily have placed that ball around that player.

However, she was influential on the second goal. The GK was unable to deal with her strike and that facilitated the important second goal. I thought that attempt was positive and demonstrated very good decision-making.

I don't know about rated or overrated, but I don't think she has achieved peak composure yet. Although she is a player that can run and chase balls, maybe getting combination touches with players around her would assist in building composure. That and actively visualizing what she needs to do. Her bread and butter is the final/attacking 1/3 so she should be prepared to add dimension to her direct instincts. Recently viewed an interview she did when she was younger. I think she has the goods to be reflective on areas of improvement. So I agree on her potential to get among the goals to support the mission. Emphasis on support. She has to add dimension to her play in order to lead.
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« Reply #770 on: February 20, 2022, 11:45:10 PM »
Liking Karyn Forbes for a variety of reasons. Would like to see her improve the framing of shots (historically she has a high percentage of being on frame) ... just needs to make a technical adjustment to get left or right of the keeper and either below knee level or upper corners. I think the best is yet to come if good individual work is done between now and the next qualifying dates. There are so many ways in which she can be an attacking threat, but finetuning finishing within her playing personality could result in improving goal production. Like her instincts and it seems the armband has motivated her.

Congrats to the team on the victories. Still work to be done.
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« Reply #771 on: February 21, 2022, 12:34:29 AM »
Kayla Taylor  and Saundra baron  ....?  Are they injured ?  What's their status .....

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« Reply #772 on: February 21, 2022, 12:58:46 AM »
What happened to Arin King? I know she is still under 30

She's actually 31.
But what happened. I mean Carli Lloyd was 39 up to last game. Barring injury or pregnancy, King was one of the few class players we had, in spite of being played out of effective position, imo.

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Sorry just saw it. Just thought if we had a defensive replacement she could be used as a midfielder, as she was imo one of the better passers of the ball, besides her strong defensive abilities.

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« Reply #773 on: February 21, 2022, 01:07:22 AM »
Women Warriors beat Dominica 2-0 to stay perfect in World Cup qualifiers.
By Jelani Beckles (T&T Newsday).


TRINIDAD and Tobago women’s senior footballers made it two victories on the trot in Group F of the Concacaf Women’s Championship qualification tournament with a 2-0 win over Dominica in Lenora, Guyana, on Sunday.

T&T won their opening match in the group with a 2-1 win over Nicaragua at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Mucurapo, on Thursday in sweltering conditions.

T&T are second in the group behind Guyana on goal difference. Only the top team in the five-team group will advance to the next phase of 2023 FIFA World Cup qualification. The World Cup will be held in Australia and New Zealand.

On Sunday, the field was soggy at the National Track and Field Facility because of rain prior to the match.

From the opening whistle T&T looked more threatening in attack and created their first goal scoring opportunity in the tenth minute. T&T captain Karyn Forbes took a shot just outside the 18-yard box, but Dominica goalkeeper Christina Sobers made a great save to her right.

In the 17th minute, T&T’s Dennecia Prince ran onto a cross from the right side but could not find the target.

Two minutes later, Asha James had a chance to give T&T the lead but a tame effort was easily saved.

In the 20th minute, Sobers got injured and the players used the opportunity to take a water break.

Dominica were on the back foot for the majority of the first half attempting to hit T&T on the counter attack.

Forbes was at the centre of many of T&T’s attacks on goal. The T&T skipper attempted a free kick just outside the box in the 27th minute, but it was easily saved.

In the 31st minute, James gave T&T a 1-0 lead.

James jumped to attempt a header after Liana Hinds crossed the ball from the right side, but failed to connect. However, with a defender marking closely the ball fell to James’s feet and she slotted home from a few yards out.

James scored the opening goal for T&T in their 2-1 win over Nicaragua.

Sobers needed treatment again in the closing stages of the first half, laying down and using the ball as a pillow while waiting for assistance.

T&T held a slim 1-0 lead at halftime.

Five minutes after the second half kicked off Sobers dropped to the floor again as she continued to struggle with a leg injury. Despite walking with a limp she stayed on the field.

T&T continued to look more menacing in the attacking third and doubled their advantage in the 58th minute through substitute Maria-Frances Serrant.

Serrant received a through ball from Hinds and struck a half volley that found the back of the net. Sobers got a hand on the shot, but it had too much power and ball went into the far corner.

Both teams made multiple substitutes in the second half with T&T still maintaining control of the match.

Sobers’s valiant effort in goal for Dominica ended as she was replaced by Pearl Etienne.

T&T subs Maya Matouk and Serrant both created chances. Matouk attempted a volley at the top of the box that sailed over the bar, before Serrant struck a shot from inside the box past the far post with only Etienne to beat.

Alianne George was a bright spark for Dominica, causing some problems for T&T on the left flank.

T&T continued trying to add to their tally, but it ended in a 2-0 result.

WATCH: Extended Highlights - Dominica vs Trinidad & Tobago - February 20, 2021

WATCH Serrant's Post-Game Reactions after 2-0 win vs Dominica in CONCACAF WCQ

WATCH Post-Game Comments  from Goalscorer Asha James

WATCH Head Coach Jones reacts to 2-0 win over Dominica

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Trinidad and Tobago (4-2-3-1): 1.Kimika Forbes (GK); 7.Liana Hinds, 8.Victoria Swift, 20.Lauryn Hutchinson, 4.Rhea Belgrave; 9.Amaya Ellis, 3.Shani Nakhid-Schuster (17.Maya Matouk 65); 16.Cayla McFarlane (12.Chelcy Ralph 78), 10.Asha James (6.Kaydeen Jack 78), 14.Karyn Forbes (capt); 13.Dennecia Prince (18.Maria-Frances Serrant 38).

Unused substitutes: 21.Tenesha Palmer (GK), 22.Klil Keshwar (GK), 2.Abishai Guy, 5.Shaunalee Govia, 19.Meyah Romeo.

Coach: Kenwyne Jones

Dominica (3-5-2): 12.Christina Sobers (GK) (1.Pearl Etienne [GK] 58); 17.Keanna Francis, 8.Britney Stoute, 18.Kira Bertrand (captain); 5.Alianne George, 7.Briyanna Riah Philip (4.Kasika Samuel 70), 19.Kylee Bertrand, 10.Starr Humphreys, 9.Alanna Finn (13.Briya Philip 11); 14.Sari Finn (21.Alijah Titre 70), 16.China Tulloch.

Unused substitutes: 3.Tyana Hilaire-Thomas, 11.Rosilia Registe, 15.Nyomie Defoe, 20.Tabique Lockhart, 23.Alexina Kishma Etienne.

Coach: Albert Titre

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« Reply #774 on: February 22, 2022, 01:08:56 PM »
Women Warriors, Jones call for better effort despite win vs Dominica.
By Jelani Beckles (T&T Newsday).


TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO women's football senior coach Kenwyne Jones, along with goal scorers Asha James and Maria Frances-Serrant, are not satisfied with the performance of the team despite emerging with a 2-0 win over Dominica, on Sunday.

Goals from James (31st minute) and Serrant (58th minute) in the first and second half respectively handed T&T their second consecutive win in the Concacaf Women’s Championship qualification tournament. The match was played in soggy conditions at the National Track and Field Facility in Lenora, Guyana.

T&T defeated Nicaragua 2-1 in their opening match in Group F at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Mucurapo, on Thursday.

T&T controlled the entire match against Dominica and could have won more convincingly.

Speaking to TT Football Association media following the match, James said T&T could have delivered a stronger effort.

“I think we definitely could have played a lot better in terms of our standard of playing against this team, but we got the three points in the end and it is something to look at and definitely not do in the future.”

James, who did not blame the wet outfield for T&T’s standard of play, said the team will now focus on the next fixtures by training hard. Serrant agrees with James, saying T&T should have shown more quality.

“I think it was a decent game, (but) it definitely could have been way better, way cleaner…more neatly packaged.

“As a team, we could have been definitely better seeing as we were pretty much the better team…regardless the three points is what is important, so I am happy that we came away with the three points and I was able to do my job and score a goal to contribute to the team.”

Discussing the field conditions, Serrant said, “Prior to today (Sunday) when we checked out the field it was definitely hard, the ground itself was hard and not the best of fields and today it rained so it was worse and not as good as we thought it would have been. It was a bit slippery and the ground was kind of a mess, but regardless of the conditions we still fought through and did our best with it.”

Jones had mixed feelings following the result. “It was bittersweet for myself, the staff (and) for the team really,” Jones said.

“We are happy to have three points (and) obviously to get the six points from two games, but I think we could have done a lot better.

“I was really dissatisfied with the way we played tonight (Sunday).” Jones said grinding out a result as they did against Dominica is also important to the success of a team.

“Sometimes these types of games and performances are ones that you have to also have in your arsenal.”

T&T will start preparing for upcoming matches against Turks and Caicos away from home on April 9 and Guyana at home on April 12.

Jones said, “We approach the campaign one game at a time. We could possibly enjoy this window of qualifiers because yes we got six points, but for me and I will make sure the team know that it’s quickly forgotten.”

Many of the T&T players are not attached to a club, but Jones believes the players have the quality to play at a high level.

“That’s what we working with. I believe in the team, I believe in the individual ability of the team, each player and we will continue to work.”

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« Reply #775 on: February 22, 2022, 06:53:18 PM »
I watched the match.. Let's face it. The team struggled. Dominica should have taken at least 5 from us. The feeling I have after watching the game is similar to the same feeling I had after watching the men's team tie PR last year. Serrant miss 2 good chances.

What I seen so far is reminiscent of the men's campaign. Jones and Edwards better work on something. I called it when we tied PR. I hope things change because Guyana got a lot of foreign born who looked better than us.. just saying.

Swift is currently our best player. James too. Serrant overrated or too relied on. But has the potential to get more goals. Similar to Yaya. Who want to bet they go call Yaya for the Guyana game.

Despite my comments, they should beat Guyana. However the indicator to me will be at least 8 goals to Turks. If that doesn't happen, we will be in for a fight with Guyana.

I think she squandered ONE chance (through technical error and possibly rushing the action). In the other situation she was blocked by a teammate and could not easily have placed that ball around that player.

However, she was influential on the second goal. The GK was unable to deal with her strike and that facilitated the important second goal. I thought that attempt was positive and demonstrated very good decision-making.

I don't know about rated or overrated, but I don't think she has achieved peak composure yet. Although she is a player that can run and chase balls, maybe getting combination touches with players around her would assist in building composure. That and actively visualizing what she needs to do. Her bread and butter is the final/attacking 1/3 so she should be prepared to add dimension to her direct instincts. Recently viewed an interview she did when she was younger. I think she has the goods to be reflective on areas of improvement. So I agree on her potential to get among the goals to support the mission. Emphasis on support. She has to add dimension to her play in order to lead.

Case in point ... and one seized by the Nicaraguans in applauding their defender.
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« Reply #776 on: February 22, 2022, 09:58:07 PM »
Serrant is still young. She has a bright future. If she can get a few things fine tuned, she can be a threat.

There are about 3 Canadian girls missing. 2 play in league 1 and another in NCAA. I forget their names. I believe they played u20 years ago.

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« Reply #777 on: February 24, 2022, 02:15:09 AM »
Serrant is still young. She has a bright future. If she can get a few things fine tuned, she can be a threat.

There are about 3 Canadian girls missing. 2 play in league 1 and another in NCAA. I forget their names. I believe they played u20 years ago.
Did you find their names yet ?

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« Reply #778 on: February 25, 2022, 02:01:11 PM »
Is Maria Frances-Serrant also on the U20s as captain?

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« Reply #779 on: February 25, 2022, 07:25:21 PM »
Is Maria Frances-Serrant also on the U20s as captain?

Yes, she is.
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