In a highly anticipated encounter the St. Kitts Nevis team got off to a slow start and were put under early pressure by the St. Lucians who didn’t take advantage of the opportunities presented to them, but as the first half progressed the home team began to play with more and more confidence and creating chances of their own.
After a goalless first half the second half began with St. Kitts threatening to open the scoring after several opportunities were made.
After a great move by the ‘ Sugar boys’ was halted with a bad tackle by a St. Lucian defender in the penalty area the home team was offered a penalty kick which excited the crowd.
Jevon Francis stepped up to take the penalty mark and but his poor placement caused the shot to be saved by the St. Lucian Goal Keeper, low down to his left.
Despite the disappointments over the penalty miss, the Kittitians/Nevisians continued to create opportunities, but a long ball from the St. Lucian defender gave a bad bounce andCliff Magnam Valcin broke away and opened the scoring in the 74th minute.
After tonnes of resistance by the St. Lucians the home side finally broke through when Ian ‘Rumpy’ Lake produced a stunning shot into the net to level the game 1-1.
Elsewhere in Group D Canada was held to a 0-0 draw at home against Puerto Rico.
Next up for St. Kitts and Nevis is a home Game versus Canada on the 11th of November at Warner Park.