Jarvis’ brace gives Bajans victory

KINGSTOWN – The Barbados senior women’s team have started their campaign in the Windward Islands Football Association’s Women’s Tournament on a high.

Playing last night at Victoria Park Stadium in St Vincent and the Grenadines, Barbados went straight to the top of the table in the competition’s opening game with a 2-1 win over St Lucia.

Star striker Felicia Jarvis put the Bajan girls up early as she beat the St Lucia keeper in the 7th minute of the game. St. Lucia locked the score at 1-1 going into the halftime break as they were able to equalize in the 31st minute.

However, Jarvis got the go-ahead and the game-winner in the 85th minute as she comfortably converted a penalty.

Felicia Jarvis scored Barbados’ two goals. (FP)

Saying that he was pleased with the performance, BFA technical director Ahmed Mohamed also highlighted what he thought needed to be worked on for the next engagement.

“We started pretty well in the first 15 minutes and we kept the pressure and also scored in that time period. After 25 minutes, we lost a little bit of the concentration and gave them a chance to give us a lot of pressure. They went on to score the one goal but generally, we played really well and we only need to work on our midfield because the connection between the midfield and the defence was a little bit far. We have some spaces there,” he said.

With the hosts St Vincent up next, Mohamed said that he expected good things. “If we play the same way that we played and stay compact and be a bit more aggressive, we should win that game.”

The home team lost 1-0 to Grenada in the second game.

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