5th September 2012
Caribbean Cup First Qualifying Round
Stade Georges-Gratiant, Le Lamentin, Martinique Att. 188
Montserrat 1-7 Suriname
A repeat of the 7-1 score line from four years earlier condemned Montserrat to an opening defeat in their Caribbean Cup group. As in their previous encounter, Montserrat’s only goal came early in the second half. Four years ago that kept things close for a while at 2-1, but this time around Montserrat already trailed 5-0 at the break before 20 year old defender Kendall Allen scored. Continue reading →
Mighty Montserrat return to action on Wednesday 5thSeptember for the first time in 14 months with their opening Caribbean Cup qualifier against Suriname. The match will take place in Le Lamentin on the French island of Martinique, hosts for this group of qualifiers.
The two teams have faced each other once before in a World Cup qualifying match in March 2008, well over two years ahead of the 2010 World Cup. On that occasion in the neutral venue of Macoya, Trinidad, Suriname romped home to a 7-1 win. What was meant to be a two-legged first round play-off became a one off match since neither side were able to provide a FIFA approved venue for their home leg. Continue reading →
September sees competitive action for two of our teams as Montserrat take the field in the Caribbean Cup first qualifying round, while San Marino begin their 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign.
The Caribbean Cup finals are set to take place in Antigua & Barbuda in December with 8 teams taking part, and the top four going on to reach the following year’s CONCACAF Gold Cup. Hosts Antigua & Barbuda, plus holders Jamaica, are automatic qualifiers leaving six spots remaining. Two rounds of qualification will sort all that out. Continue reading →