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West Indies bad news again, TT soca warriors to the good this time

West Indies bad news again, TT soca warriors to the good this time

West Indies bad newsWest Indies and Australia were despoiled in their international one-dayers yesterday with Pakistan and South Africa delivering them series-crushing blows in Dubai and in Durban.

 

Last night at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Balmain, Central Trinidad, the Trinidad and Tobago men’s football team did some demolition of their own, smashing the Dominican Republic 4-nil in their Caribbean Football Union Group 4 opening game – Kevin Molino three goals Cordell Cato 1.

 

Back to the cricket, Pakistan were so buoyed by their 3-nil sweep of the earlier T20 series in which the World champions West Indies were a shadow of their real self that they beat the Windies by 136 runs in the third and last one-dayer yesterday for another 3-nil sweep. The teams have three Test matches to play including one a day night affair and with pink balls.

 

Australia meanwhile, two-down in the five-match one-dayers with homesters South Africa may well have fancied their 371 for 6 a defendable total. South Africa chased successfully 372 for 6 with four balls left in the 50th and last over.

 

Good news in football yesterday too for Shiva Boys Hindu College as they defeated Tobago home team Signal Hill Secondary 1-nil on a Junio Assoon 24th strike – the collegiates seventh win in nine matches and 22-points top of the 15-team Premier Division of the Secndary SchoolBoys Football League.

 

But for 12th placed Trinity College Moka, all the other 12 schools are in action at venues in North, West, East and South this afternoon.

 

It was in central Trinidad that Trinidad and Tobago made a return to a win, weeks after they were outplayed and beaten 4-nil by the United States in World Cup Finals 2018 pre-qualifying

 

Molino – 16th-minute header 18th, Cato 30th then Molino twitch a tap in  in the 52nd.

 

The Dominica Republic are to play Martinique tomorrow while Trinidad and Tobago take on Martinique in Martinique to determine the Group winner who will automatically qualify for CONCACAF Gold Cup 2017 play and also the Caribbean finals.

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