Trinidad and Tobago’s unbeaten streak in football dating back to July this year ended in Puerto Rico last night when the national Girls Under-17 team lost four goals to nil against Haiti in their third and last Group match in the Caribbean Football Union’s 8-nation Championship.
The match was a clash between the hitherto undefeated pair in a Group that also comprised the Dominican Republic and Barbados – both falling to wide-margined losses against their other GRoup two.
TT had overwhelmed Dominican Republic 4-1 last Saturday and Barbados 7-1 on Monday.
The TT Under-17s are still in with a chance of winning the championship but they must now defeat the other GRoup winner Jamaica – Haiti plays Puerto Rico – in semifinals set for tomorrow.
Victory though for the Trinidad and Tobago Women’s team at home at the Ato Boldon Stadium last night as the Caribbean Football Unions Olympic Finals kicked off.
Trinidad and Tobago women whose last defeat was to Mexico 3-1 in the Pan Am Games in Toronto in July defeated Jamaica 2 -1 last night and now face Puerto Rico tomorrow night – the Puerto Ricans beating Guyana 1 – nil in the earlier semifinal.
Jamaica would score in the 45th minute through Jodi Ann Mcgregor giving the Reggae Girls the lead into halftime but Trinidad and Tobago evened the score in the 59th minute with Derelle Mascall then Tasha St. Louis would score a late winner for the hosts in the 91st minute.
Just On Tuesday night the Trinidad and Tobago’s men’s team played out a goalless draw with the United States in CONCACAF qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals. The TT men’s team were also staying undefeated since July this year when they lost out to Panama on kicks from the penalty spot in a CONCAAF Gold Cup quarter-final. Scores were tied 1-1 before the spot-kicking decider. The TT men have since gone on to draw with Mexico, beat Panama draw with Nicaragua , beat Guatemala and then with the US.
Trinidad and Tobago will face Puerto Rico on November 20th at 7:30pm and Jamaica will face Guyana 5pm at the Ato Boldon