T&T get first three points in CNL

T&T off the mark with 1-0 win over Bahamas

Trinidad and Tobago’s Senior Men secured their first victory in the Concacaf Nations League with a 1-0 victory over Bahamas before an estimated 3700 fans at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on Monday night.

A 4th-minute header by US-based midfielder Neveal Hackshaw secured the three points for the hosts who now travel to face St Vincent/Grenadines tomorrow for Friday’s match in Kingstown.

Hackshaw met Noah Powder’s right side corner and placed his header past the outstretched right hand of goalkeeper Julio Jemison. A few minutes later Levi Garcia played a return pass to Duane Muckette whose header crashed off the crossbar.

Defender Kareem Moses, connected with his head to a Powder corner, but his effort was saved by Jemison.

Levi Garcia on the go vs Bahamas

And, in the dying stages of the first half, left-back Keston Julien’s cross was partially cleared, and Kevon Goddard’s follow-up effort was saved for a corner.

Substitute Molik Khan took a quick freekick and fed Reon Moore on the left. Moore’s over-hit cross was tracked down by John-Paul Rochford who teed up Nicholas Dillon, but the striker’s effort was blocked by the Bahamas goalie.

Two minutes later, Rochford missed the target by a few inches, with a long-range freekick.

The T&T Team will travel to Kingstown on Wednesday morning. Coming back into the squad is Inter Miami FC midfielder Joevin Jones, Marcus Joseph with Andre Etienne also getting a call. Missing the encounter will be Radanfah Abu Bakr, Nicholas Dillon and Michael Kedman.

Team Line ups on Monday night

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO: Marvin Phillip (capt); Aubrey David, Kareem Moses, Keston Julien, Alvin Jones (Shannon Gomez 74th); Kevon Goddard, Neveal Hackshaw, Noah Powder (Molik Khan 81st), Judah Garcia (Nicholas Dillon 60th), Duane Muckette (John-Paul Rochford 60th); Levi Garcia (Reon Moore 81st).

Head Coach: Angus Eve

BAHAMAS: Julio Jemison; Troy Pinder, Wood Julmis, Quinton Carey (Kenaz Swain 47th), Evelt Julmis, Lesly St Fleur (capt), Marcel Joseph (Jordin Wilson 79th), Omari Bain, Christopher Rahming, Jean Francois (Michael Massey 79th), Roen Davis (Logan Russell 85th).

Head Coach: Nesly Jean

T&T Starting XI vs Bahamas