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Dennecia Prince, left, scored the lone item for T&T in the host team’s 4-1 loss to St Kitts and Nevis in their Group A CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifier at Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, yesterday.
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T&T’s Women’s team suf­fered their first loss in the CON­CA­CAF Women’s Olympic Qual­i­fiers on Sun­day, falling to a 4-1 de­feat to St Kitts and Nevis in their Group A match at the Ato Boldon Sta­di­um in Bal­main, Cou­va.

The vis­i­tors got the win by putting on a good of­fen­sive ef­fort while suf­fo­cat­ing the at­tack of the host team, who en­tered the third-round match un­beat­en af­ter up­stag­ing Aru­ba 3-0 in their open­er be­fore com­fort­ably de­feat­ing An­tigua and Bar­bu­da 5-0.

The Karyn Forbes-led T&T team could not re­strain Phoeni­tia Browne, who net­ted a hat-trick in the one-sided af­fair to see St Kitts and Nevis move in­to the top spot on the five-team ta­ble the Do­mini­can Re­pub­lic, both teams on sev­en points each but with St Kitts and Nevis hav­ing a bet­ter goal dif­fer­ence. T&T dropped to the third spot, stay­ing on six points from three match­es.

The vis­it­ing team, who were com­ing off a 6-1 whip­ping of Aru­ba on Fri­day af­ter be­ing held by the Do­mini­can Re­pub­lic to a goal­less draw last Mon­day, got on the score­board in just the sixth minute thanks to El­lie Stokes.

The lead dou­bled in the 13th minute af­ter Browne con­nect­ed from the penal­ty spot. She re­turned ten min­utes lat­er to put her team fur­ther ahead 3-0 and they held on to that ad­van­tage at the end of the first half.

On the re­sump­tion, Den­necia Prince man­aged to pull one back in the 59th for T&T. She hoped this would ig­nite the na­tion­al team’s come­back but it nev­er ma­te­ri­alised.

The fi­nal goal of the evening came in the 84th from Browne, who beat T&T keep­er Kimi­ka Forbes, who had shut-out per­for­mances in T&T’s pre­vi­ous two match­es, to com­plete a good day.

In the open­ing match of the dou­ble-head­er yes­ter­day, An­tigua and Bar­bu­da earned a hard-fought 2-1 win over Aru­ba.

Ac­tion in the qual­i­fy­ing tour­na­ment con­tin­ues to­mor­row, with T&T tak­ing on the Do­mini­can Re­pub­lic at 5 pm, fol­low­ing the match-up be­tween St Kitts and Nevis and An­tigua and Bar­bu­da from 2.30 pm.

Team

Trinidad and Tobago: 1.Kimika Forbes (GK); 4.Maria-Frances Serrant, 5.Liana Hinds, 7.Khadisha Debesette, 2.Meyah Romeo; 14.Karyn Forbes (captain), 9.Nia Walcott, 10.Janine Francois; 17.Aaliyah Prince, 19.Tori Paul, 20.Cayla McFarlane.

Substitutes: 18.Tenesha Palmer (GK), 3.Amaya Ellis, 6.Sydney Boisselle, 8.Asha James, 11.Maya Matouk, 12.Jasandra Joseph, 13.Shanelle Arjoon, 15.Afiyah Cornwall, 16.Dennecia Prince.

Coach: Stephan De Four.

Stand­ings

Place Team P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 St Kitts/Nevis 3 2 1 0 10 2 8 7
2 Dom Re­pub­lic 3 2 1 0 4 0 4 7
3 T&T 3 2 0 1 9 4 5 6
4 An­tigua/Bar­bu­da 3 1 0 2 2 8 -6 3
5 Aru­ba 4 0 0 4 2 13 -11 0

Upcoming Fixtures
(Tuesday 8 October)

St Kitts and Nevis vs Antigua and Barbuda, 2.30pm, Ato Boldon Stadium;

Trinidad and Tobago vs Dominican Republic, 5pm, Ato Boldon Stadium.

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