Monthly Archives: March 2016

Caribbean Cup: Anguilla 0-4 Puerto Rico

26th March 2016
Caribbean Cup Qualifier, First Round
Raymond E. Guishard Technical Centre, The Valley, Anguilla

Anguilla 0-4 Puerto Rico

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Anguilla’s second and final Caribbean Cup qualifier saw the team taking on Puerto Rico in the home environs of The Valley in Anguilla. Technically, a win by seven or more would have kept Anguilla in with a chance of progressing to the next round. In reality, it was a final attempt for the time being to record a positive result for the first time in nearly five years.

But from the moment Juan Coca gave Puerto Rico the lead in the 16th minute, the writing was on the wall. And yet Anguilla fought bravely and contested rather better than they had in Guyana a few days earlier. However, any slant hopes of a revival were effectively snuffed out when Jorge Rivera made it 2-0 shortly before half-time. Continue reading

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AFCON Qualifier: Djibouti 0-1 Liberia

26th March 2016
Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier
Stade du Ville, Djibouti City, Djibouti

Djibouti 0-1 Liberia

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The third group match for Djibouti in African Cup of Nations qualification offered slim hopes of a positive, or indeed neutral, result for Djibouti, but it probably offered the best hope of all their group fixtures.

With that in mind, that the Shoremen of the Red Sea lost by a single second half goal is both a sign of hope and a frustrating missed opportunity. Hope, because it has provided a demonstration that Djibouti are not so far out of their depth as to be unable to compete, and with that it offers a degree of positivity moving forward. Continue reading

Caribbean Cup Qualifier: Guyana 7-0 Anguilla

22nd March 2016
Caribbean Cup Qualifier, First Round
Providence Stadium, Providence, Guyana

Guyana 7-0 Anguilla

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Anguilla were soundly beaten and outclassed in their opening Caribbean Cup qualifier in Guyana yesterday, struggling from the off against a Guyana side that kept them at arm’s length throughout.

Guyana are the team who inflicted Anguilla’s record defeat – a 14-0 thumping in 1998 – and at times during the first half in particular, it appeared as though the record books may be troubled again. Continue reading

Caribbean Cup Qualifying: Anguilla

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The qualification process for the Caribbean Cup is quite a laborious one. It involves several rounds of group stages as the field of tropical paradise specks in the ocean, plus one or two bigger hitters, is gradually whittled down to the lucky final four to play in the finals next year in the distinctly non-Caribbean nation of the United States. Continue reading