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Tridents denied by late equaliser

Anmar Goodridge-Boyce

Tridents denied by late equaliser
Team Barbados warming up ahead of last night’s clash against the Dominican Republic. (Picture by Anmar Goodridge-Boyce)

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Barbados were heartbroken as hopes of advancing to the second round in the Concacaf FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers came to an end when a stoppage goal denied the Tridents a famous away victory at the Felix Sanchez Olympic Stadium last night here in Santo Domingo.

Niall Reid Stephen gave Barbados a first-half lead in the 44th minute but a late goal from Manny Rodriguez ensured the points were shared in an entertaining 1-1 draw on a cold and rainy night.

Speaking to Saturday Sport in a post-match interview last night, Barbados head coach Russell Latapy said he was proud of the team’s performance but the draw felt like a loss.

“The work rate was great. We are trying to develop and play to a philosophy and we were able to get the ball down and pass it for long periods of the game on a difficult pitch. We have a young team here and I feel that we didn’t see out this game but I am looking at the positives. We have come such a long way that the boys are disappointed because this game feels like a defeat, and for me as a coach that is tremendous.” (AGB)

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