Action from the Scotibank CFU Men's Caribbean Cup match between host Guyana and Anguilla on March 22, 2016, in Providence, Guyana.
The 2016/17 Scotiabank CFU Men’s Caribbean Cup kicked off its road to the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup on Tuesday with a trio games. CONCACAF.com takes a look at the day’s action.
PROVIDENCE, Guyana – Alpha United’s Dwight Peters scored a pair of first-half goals and Guyana posted a 7-0 win over visiting Anguilla on Tuesday night in the 2016/17 Scotiabank CFU Men’s Caribbean Cup opener for both.
Christopher Nurse, Neil Danns and Gregory Richardson also got on the scoresheet within the opening 45 minutes of the Group 5 clash, while Vurlon Mills and Marcel Barrington netted after the break.
The Golden Jaguars went ahead 1-0 in the 11th minute, when Peters finished a well-directed pass from Mills.
Three minutes later, Nurse soared above the defense to head Neil Danns’ corner kick past goalkeeper Kasem Thompson.
Peters completed his brace at the half-hour mark with another header, while Danns made it 4-0 in the 34th minute by ripping a shot right down the middle from outside the area.
Richardson netted Guyana’s fifth in the 45th minute as Mills swelled the advantage to 6-0 just two minutes into the second half.
The scoreline was punctuated in the 65th minute by Barrington, who pounced on the rebound of a fierce Devon Millington shot that Thompson could not gather cleanly.
Anguilla, which hosts Puerto Rico on Saturday, handed 15 year-old Keanu Richardson his international debut.
Guyana will complete Group 5 play with a visit to Puerto Rico on March 29.
In the other matches, Grenada scored all its goals in the second half of a 5-0 win over visiting St. Maarten in Group 2 and, in Group 3, host Cuba held on for a 2-1 win over Bermuda.
UPDATED RESULTS, TABLES & FIXTURES BELOW
2016/17 SCOTIABANK CFU MEN’S CARIBBEAN CUP
March 23, 2016: Antigua & Barbuda v Aruba
March 26, 2016: Aruba v St. Kitts & Nevis
March 29, 2016: St. Kitts & Nevis v Antigua & Barbuda
March 22, 2016: Grenada Athletics Stadium – St. George’s, Grenada
Grenada-St. Maarten 5-0 (0-0)
Jake Rennie 52’ pen; Jamal Charles 54’; own-goal, Jean Philip Sylveste 56’; Shavon John-Brown 67’; Shane Rennie 88
March 26, 2016: St, Maarten v US Virgin Islands
March 29, 2016: US Virgin Islands v Grenada
March 22, 2016: Estadio Pedro Marrero – Havana, Cuba
Cuba-Bermuda 2-1 (1-0)
Daniel Luis Saez 29’; Alberto Gomez 77’ / Jonte Smith 90’+1
March 26, 2016: Bermuda v French Guiana
March 29, 2016: French Guiana v Cuba
March 23, 2016: Barbados v Curacao
March 26, 2016: Curacao v Dominican Republic
March 29, 2016: Dominican Republic
March 22, 2016: Guyana National Stadium – Providence, Guyana
Guyana-Anguilla 7-0 (5-0)
Dwight Peters 11’, 30’; Christopher Nurse 14’; Neil Danns 34’; Gregory Richardson 45’; Vurlon Mills 47’; Marcel Barrington 65’
March 26, 2016: Anguilla v Puerto Rico
March 29, 2016: Puerto Rico v Guyana
March 23, 2016: Guadeloupe v Suriname
March 26, 2016: Suriname v Guadeloupe
March 23, 2016: Martinique v British Virgin Islands
March 26, 2016: British Virgin Islands v Dominica
March 29, 2016: Dominica v Martinique