7th September 2012
Caribbean Cup First Qualifying Round
Stade En Camee, Riviere-Pilote, Martinique. Att. 400
Martinique 5-0 Montserrat
Only a 5-0 defeat to Martinique is not a bad showing at all for our intrepid islanders from Montserrat, who made several changes to the team from the first match two days ago. Bearing in mind that British Virgin Islands were beaten 16-0 by the same opponents this performance offers real hope for Montserrat’s final group match against BVI. Can it really be hoped that defeat will be avoided, or whisper it quietly, even a win?
Kevin Parsemain added to his six goals against BVI with four more against Montserrat, adding to one from Steve Gustan. Three goals in the first twenty minutes left us fearing the worst, but Montserrat held out until the hour mark when two more were added in quick succession, but no more after that.
So a defeat, but real encouragement ahead of the final group match.
The other group match saw Suriname beat the British Virgin Islands 4-0 setting up a table topping clash between Suriname and Martinique in the group decider. Far more importantly for us, it also sets up a clash between Montserrat and BVI for last place.
|1.||Martinique||Pl. 2||Pts. 6 GD +21|
|2.||Suriname||2||6 GD +10|
|3.||Montserrat||2||0 GD -11|
|4.||British Virgin Islands||2||0 GD-20|