Bajan footballers start with defeat

Barbados’ female footballers kicked off their campaign at the first ever Under-15 Confederation Of North, Central American And Caribbean Associations Football (CONCACAF) Competition in the Cayman Islands on a losing note yesterday.

Playing in group B, the Bajan girls went down to Trinidad and Tobago 4-0 at the ED Bush Sports Complex. The twin-island republic’s girls opened the scoring through Shenieka Paul in the sixth minute and later scored in the 12th minute when Nia Honore put them up 2-0 going into the second half.

When play resumed after the break Raenah Campbell scored one minute into the action and three minutes later in the 49th minute, Laurelle Theodore scored their fourth and final goal giving Trinidad and Tobago their first win. Another group B game saw Honduras holding on to a 1-0 victory over Bermuda also in the same group.

In a group A encounter, hosts Cayman Islands played against British Virgin Islands and thrashed them 5-0 to start off with a win.

Barbados’ next game is tomorrow at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex against Honduras at 5:30 p.m.


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