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Call for more goals


Anmar Goodridge-Boyce

Call for more goals
Barbados right-back Rashad Smith attempts to close down a pass from Dominican Republic midfielder Edarlyn Reyes. (Picture by Anmar Goodridge-Boyce)

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Score more goals and concede less.

This is the approach head coach of the Barbados senior national football team, Russell Latapy, is imploring on his players following Friday night’s 1-1 draw against Dominican Republic at the Felix Sanchez Olympic Stadium here in Santo Domingo.

Teenager Niall Reid-Stephen gave the Tridents the lead in the first half with a trademark left-footed finish to beat Rafael Diaz at the near post but the hosts equalised in stoppage time to deny Barbados a second victory and ruin their Concacaf FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifying campaign.

It’s the second time Barbados conceded late in the tournament after Jair Catuy scored an 83rd-minute winner for Panama when the two sides met in March.

During a post-match press conference yesterday morning, Latapy said his players must learn to keep their composure in the dying minutes and see out victories. (AGB)

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