• Monday Jun 02, 2014

    Caribbean Cup: Three wins, two hat-tricks on Sunday

    French Guiana's Gabriel Pigree (#9) in CFU Caribbean Cup action against the Turks & Caicos Islands on June 1, 2014, at the Complejo Deportivo Guillermo Prospero Trinidad in Oranjestad. (Photo: Davyne Croes)

    KINGSTON, Jamaica – Bonaire posted a narrow win over the U.S. Virgin Islands in Group 1, while French Guiana and Aruba were firing on all cylinders in Group 2, as preliminary round play in the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Caribbean Cup continued on a high-scoring Sunday.

    Here’s a recap of all action:

     GROUP 1 (at Lookout, Montserrat)

    At Blakes Estate Stadium, Bonaire made its debut in a CONCACAF-related competition a memorable one as it topped the U.S. Virgin Islands 2-1 on the strength of two early goals.

    After strikes from Yurick Seinpaal (5’) and Jozef Beaumont (11’) gave Bonaire the lead, MacDonald Talor (87’) halved the deficit with a late tally.

     The result sets up a Tuesday showdown between Bonaire and the host nation for a place in the first round, while USVI returns home after a pair of one-goal losses.

    GROUP 2 (at Oranjestad, Aruba)

    At the Complejo Deportivo Guillermo Prospero Trinidad, French Guiana won by the score of 6-0 for the second straight game, defeating the Turks & Caicos Islands.  Gabriel Pigree (29’, 48’, 90’) led the way with three goals, while Fabrice Awong (59’, 62’) netted a brace.  An own-goal by Kelly Louima (83’) accounted for French Guiana’s other tally.

     Aruba registered its largest-ever win in a FIFA “A” international, outracing the British Virgin Islands, 7-0.  Dwayn Raven (22’, 52’, 61’) scored three consecutive goals after Rensy Barradas (2’) and Annour Kock (20’) gave the host a 2-0 lead.  Jelano Cruden (85’) and Erick Santos (90’+2) struck late to close Aruba’s goal account.

    French Guiana and Aruba will square off on Tuesday with first-round berth at stake.  Though already eliminated from contention, the Turks & Caicos Islands and the British Virgin Islands will meet earlier that day.

    2014 CFU CARIBBEAN CUP

    RESULTS, TABLES & FIXTURES

    PRELIMINARY ROUND

    GROUP 1 (at Lookout, Montserrat – Blakes Estate Stadium)

    Results

    Friday – May 30, 2014

    Montserrat 1, U.S. Virgin Islands 0

    Sunday – June 1, 2014

    U.S. Virgin Islands 1, Bonaire 2

    Table

    Team  GP  W  D  L  GF  GA  P
    Bonaire  1  1  0  0  1
    Montserrat  0
    U.S. Virgin Islands  2  1 3

    Remaining Games

    Tuesday – June 3, 2014

    Montserrat v Bonaire

    GROUP 2 (at Oranjestad, Aruba – Complejo Deportivo Guillermo Prospero Trinidad)

    Results

    Friday – May 30, 2014

    French Guiana 6, British Virgin Islands 0
    Aruba 1, Turks & Caicos Islands 0 

    Sunday – June 1, 2014

    Turks & Caicos Islands 0, French Guiana 6
    Aruba 7, British Virgin Islands 0

    Team  GP  W  D  L  GF  GA  P
    French Guiana  2  2  0  0 12   0 6
    Aruba 2 2  0 8 6
    Turks & Caicos Islands  2  0 7 0
    British Virgin Islands  0  0  0  13 0

    Remaining Games

    Tuesday – June 3, 2014

    British Virgin Islands v Turks & Caicos Islands
    Aruba v French Guiana

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