• Saturday May 31, 2014

    Trio of Caribbean Cup openers yields three winners

    Action from the CFU Caribbean Cup game between host Aruba (light blue jersey) and the Turks & Caicos Islands on May 30, 2014, at the Complejo Deportivo Guillermo Prospero Trinidad in Oranjestad. (Photo: Antonio Carlo)

    KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Caribbean Cup - the region’s biennial championship for national teams that also serves as a qualifying competition for the CONCACAF Gold Cup – launched its 2014 edition on Friday with preliminary round matches in Aruba and Montserrat.  Both hosts came away winners, as did French Guiana.

    Here’s a recap of the evening’s action:

    GROUP 1 (at Lookout, Montserrat)
    At Blakes Estate Stadium, Montserrat – in its first home match in more than 10 years – posted a 1-0 victory over the U.S. Virgin Islands.

    Jaylee Hodgson netted the game’s only goal in the 54th minute to lift the Montserratians into first place.  The English-born forward, 33, had scored three goals in two World Cup qualifiers against Belize in 2011.

    GROUP 2 (at Oranjestad, Aruba)
    In the opener at the Complejo Deportivo Guillermo Prospero Trinidad, French Guiana got goals from six different players to top the British Virgin Islands, 6-0.

    Anthony Sourberve opened the scoring on a 17th minute penalty kick, while Gabriel Pigree (50’), Sergillo Atooman (53’), Fabrice Awong (55’), Michael Solvi (81’) and Orpheo Nalie (90’+2) all netted after the break.

    Host Aruba closed out the evening with a 1-0 win over the Turks & Caicos Islands 1-0 courtesy of a goal by Emile Linkers in the 28th minute.

    2014 CFU CARIBBEAN CUP

    RESULTS, TABLES & FIXTURES

    PRELIMINARY ROUND

     

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

    Results

    Friday – May 30, 2014

    Montserra1 1, U.S. Virgin Islands 0

    Table
    (Games Played, Wins, Draws, Losses, Goals For, Goals Against, Points)

    Montserrat  1-1-0-0-1-0-3

    Bonaire  0-0-0-0-0--0

    U.S. Virgin Islands  1-0-0-1-0-1-0

    Remaining Games (all times local)

    Sunday – June 1, 2014

    U.S. Virgin Islands v Bonaire

    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

    Table
    (Games Played, Wins, Draws, Losses, Goals For, Goals Against, Points)

    French Guiana  1-1-0-0-6-0-3

    Aruba  1-1-0-0-1-0-3

    Turks & Caicos Islands  1-0-0-1-0-1-0

    British Virgin Islands  1-0-0-1-0-6-0

     Remaining Games

    Sunday – June 1, 2014

    Turks & Caicos Islands v French Guiana

    Aruba v British Virgin Islands

    Tuesday – June 3, 2014

    British Virgin Islands v Turks & Caicos Islands

    Aruba v French Guiana

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