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Barbados on show at CFU Cup

Barbados will be hoping to continue their winning ways tonight at the Sylvio Cato Stadium in Haiti in their quest to make the finals of the Caribbean Football Union’s Cup.

They will be taking on the tough host nation and looking for a similar result to Wednesday night’s thrilling victory over St Kitts & Nevis.

Barbados won that encounter 3-2 after conceding an early 12th minute goal scored by Devaughn Elliott. That strike seemed to stir a fire under Barbados as they responded with three goals before the half-time whistle.

Arantees Lawrence scored twice for Barbados on Wednesday. (FP)

Arantees Lawrence scored twice for Barbados on Wednesday. (FP)

First, winger Carl Joseph netted in the 16th minute to bring parity to the scoreline and Arantees Lawrence found the back of the net in the 24th and 29th minutes thanks to good build-up play and assists from Joseph and the Barbados Defence Force Sports Programme’s inspirational leader Mario Harte.

The second-half lacked the intensity of the first period though a few chances were created.

Barbados would maintain their supremacy mainly through the efforts of custodian Jason Boxhill and the defensive wall presented by the imposing Barry Skeete and Rommell Burgess.

However, St Kitts/Nevis still managed to breach that defence when in the 86th minute Harrison Panayiotou scored.

That would be the final goal of the encounter as Barbados stubbornly defended their advantage until the final whistle.

After tonight’s match, Barbados will take on French Guiana on Sunday night.

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