Bajans go downDominican Republic goal scorer Pedro Nunez (left) and teammate Hanley Garcia celebrating the winning goal. (Kenmore Bynoe)
Tue, September 25, 2012 - 10:16 PM
BARBADOS made a spirited late rally but it wasn’t enough to stop the hosts from losing 1-0 to the Dominican Republic in their Group 4 Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Cup match at Kensington Oval on Tuesday night.
After a goalless first half in which a defensive-minded Barbados soaked up plenty pressure, the Dominican Republic broke the deadlock in the 80th minute of the game when Heinz Barmettler made a telling run down the left side of the Barbados’ defence, without being challenged and cut the ball back for Pedro Nunez, who easily beat goalkeeper Jason Boxill for the match winning goal.
Barbados had been under a lot of pressure in the first half and were indebted to a goalline save by Andre Bourne.
Barbados tried to get a late equalizer when big sweeper Barry Skeete joined the attack but his header from a left side cross from substitute Carl Joseph hit the upright and striker Tristan Parris, who had missed a first half header, was unable to find the target with the rebound.
The Dominican Republic joined Barbados and Dominica, who defeated Aruba 3-2 in the first match on Tuesday on three points each with one round of matches to be played on Thursday night. (EZS)
Full report to appear later.
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