Boys too sweet for Turks and Caicos, next up El Salvador

Playing in Cockburn Town, TCI, the homeboys opened the scoring through a penalty from Widlin Calixte in the 4th minute, but a spirited effort from Jouaughne Leader, three minutes later, brought the score to 1-1.

However, the TCI again pushed their noses in front after yet another penalty in the 14th minute, which was again slotted home by Calixte.

But that was the only consolation for the home outfit, as it was all St. Kitts and Nevis, with Thirzen Leader finding the back of the net in the 30th minute and Harrison Panayiotou in the 33rd minute, to give the Sugar Boys a 3-2 halftime lead.

Panayiotou completed his hat trick in the second half, when he netted in the 55th and 60th minutes, while R. Robbins ended the TCI’s misery when he rocked the net in the 73rd minute.

The score line shows that the team St. Kitts and Nevis comprehensively won the showdown 12-4 in aggregate goals to set up a titanic second round clash with the Latin American powerhouse, El Salvador.

Meanwhile General Secretary of the St. Kitts-Nevis Football Association, Stanley Jacobs told this publication in a recent interview, that the Association is pleased with the way the team has performed and expressed his confidence of that victory last evening.

He indicated also that the surface at Warner Park played well in light of the concerns the association had that there were brown patches at the venue.

“The pitch kept up well for that match, and it is now ready for the resumption of premier league matches at Warner Park this coming Friday,” Jacobs said.

The St. Kitts-Nevis football team is expected back in the federation over the weekend.

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