KINGSTON, Jamaica – Robinhood of Suriname has advanced to the 2019 Scotiabank Concacaf League thanks to a 3-1 penalty shootout win over Real Hope of Haiti following their 1-1 draw in the 2019 Concacaf League Playoff.
It marks the second straight year in which the winner of the Concacaf Caribbean Club Shield defeated the fourth-place team from the Flow Concacaf Caribbean Club Championship to qualify for the SCL.
One year ago, Club Franciscain of Martinique achieved the feat by defeating Central FC of Trinidad and Tobago, 2-1.
Robinhood got the start it was looking for, as Alan Lucas Cirilo Da Costa converted a penalty kick in the 15’ to hand the Suriname side the 1-0 lead.
Real Hope would respond in strong fashion though, and Dunel Blaise brought the Haitians level in the 33’ with a goal.
It was anyone’s game to start the second half, and it looked like Real Hope was going to swing the momentum in its favor, however a penalty kick from Roody Joseph was missed, keeping things tied.
Things stayed that way through the full-time whistle and the 30 minutes of extra time, so matters had to be settled in a penalty shootout and when Real Hope’s Windlin Bruno was unable to convert, Robinhood’s SCL dream was achieved.