• Tuesday Mar 07, 2017

    Caribbean Club Championship: Cibao, Grenades advance to finals

    Action from the Caribbean Club Championship game between Grenades FC (green jersey) and Elite SC on March 5, 2017, in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

    MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – Cibao FC and Grenades FC have earned places in the 2017 Caribbean Club Championship finals, topping the Group B and Group C tables, respectively, after the first-round quartets concluded Sunday.

    Here are some highlights:

    GROUP B
    - Cibao FC (Dominican Republic) needed and got a draw against host Don Bosco, 1-1, to finish in first place. Kerlins Geogres gave Don Bosco a 1-0 lead in the 25th minute, but Woodensky Babalito replied with an equalizer just four minutes later. Both sides had a player dismissed: Renaldo Gustave (Don Bosco, 70’) and Richard Dabas (Cibao FC, 90’+3).
    - Marc Mathaisan (39’, 59’, 81’) led the way with three goals as Unite Sainte-Rosienne (Guadeloupe) outpaced Police FC (Montserrat), 10-0. Fabien Nestor (10’, 14’) struck for the game’s first two goals.

    GROUP C
    - Trevaughn Harriet (56’, 67’) netted a brace and Grenades FC (Antigua & Barbuda) earned a 2-0 win over Elite SC. The goals gave Harriet five in the competition as he struck in all three group matches.
    - Grenades FC’s place in the finals was confirmed after Club Barcelona Atletico (Dominican Republic) could only manage a 2-2 draw with host Montego Bay United (Jamaica). Thanks to what would’ve been superior goal difference, Club Barcelona Atletico needed a win by any score to advance. Goals by Jesus Meza (32’) and Luis Ismael Diaz (61’) gave a 2-0 lead to the visitor, which saw Eduardo Centeno (79’) be ejected late in the match. After that dismissal, MBU staged a furious rally, with Owayne Gordon (81’) and Dino Williams (85’) finding the back of the net.

    The winners of the two remaining first-round groups will advance to the final round, where they will join two-time defending champion Central FC (Trinidad & Tobago) and Group A champion Racing FC, as well as Cibao FC and Grenades FC.

    2017 CARIBBEAN CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP
    First Round

    GROUP B (Stade Sylvio Cator – Port-au-Prince, Haiti)

    Table (Games Played, Wins, Draws, Losses, Goals For, Goals Against, Points)
    1.- Cibao FC 3-2-1-0-18-1-7
    2.- Don Bosco 3-1-2-0-13-2-5
    3.- Unite Sainte-Rosienne 3-1-1-1-11-2-4
    4.- Police FC 3-0-0-3-0-37-0

    March 1, 2017
    Police FC 0, Cibao FC 16
    Woodensky Babalito 2’, 12’, 15’, 48’; Jose Jaquez Jr. 4’, 25’; Domingo Peralta 34’, 41’, 42’, 51’; Charles Herold Jr. 45’, 90’+3; Patrick Soko 68’, 83’; Kerbi Rodriguez 75’; Edward Acevedo 82’

    Don Bosco 1, Unite Sainte-Rosienne 1
    Geraldy Joseph 38’ / Steeve Desert 12

    March 3, 2017
    Cibao FC 1, Unite Sainte-Rosienne 0
    Domingo Peralta 78’

    Don Bosco 11, Police FC 0
    Jhon Benchy Estama 1’; Waldo Vernet 6’; Kerlins Georges 13’, 26’, 33’, 45’, 62’; Geraldy Joseph 39’; Scwetze St. Hubert 41’; Massigno Joseph 55’, 75’

    March 5, 2017
    Unite Sainte-Rosienne 10, Police FC 0
    Fabien Nestor 10’, 14’; own-goal, Keiroy Huggins 22’; Joree Santos 25’ pen; Marcos Nascimiento 26’; Marc Mathaisan 39’, 59’, 81’; Gilles Dan 56’; Ludovic Gotin 88’ pen

    Don Bosco 1, Cibao FC 1
    Kerlins Georges 23’ / Woodensky Babalito 29’

    GROUP C (Montego Bay Sports Complex – Montego Bay, Jamaica)

    Table (Games Played, Wins, Draws, Losses, Goals For, Goals Against, Points)
    1.- Grenades FC 3-2-1-0-7-4-7
    2.- Club Barcelona Atletico 3-1-2-0-8-4-5
    3.- Montego Bay United 3-1-1-1-9-5-4
    4.- Elite SC 3-0-0-3-0-11-0

    March 1, 2017
    Club Barcelona Atletico 4, Elite SC 0
    Oscar Castillo 53’; Jesus Meza 54’, 71’; Jose Guerra 73’

    Montego Bay United 2, Grenades FC 3
    Johann Weatherly 82’; Owayne Gordon 90’+4 / Trevaughn Harriet 13’, 31’; Naz McBernette 67’

    March 3, 2017
    Grenades FC 2, Club Barcelona Atletico 2
    Rakeem Henry 36’; Trevaughn Harriet 59’ / Jose Guerra 32’, 42’

    Montego Bay United 5, Elite SC 0
    Dino Williams 14’; Ronaldo Rodney 60’; Owayne Gordon 74’, 77’; Johann Weatherly 90’+3

    March 5, 2017
    Elite SC 0, Grenades FC 2
    Trevaughn Harriet 56’, 67’

    Montego Bay United 2, Club Barcelona Atletico 2
    Owayne Gordon 81’; Dino Williams 85’ / Jesus Meza 32’; Luis Ismael Diaz 61’

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