Saint Lucia beaten again in Caribbean Cup semis

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Saint Lucia beaten again in Caribbean Cup semis
Trinidad & Tobago captain Kewayne Jones being congratulated by teammates.
Trinidad & Tobago captain Kewayne Jones being congratulated by teammates.

Saint Lucia are now out of contention to make next month’s Caribbean Cup finals.

The boys in cerulean blue lost their second of three matches in their semi-final group against hosts Trinidad & Tobago on Friday night after losing 2-1 to Antigua-Barbuda on Wednesday evening.

On the latter occasion, before a crowd of some 3,000 at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, Saint Lucia went down 2-0 to Trinidad & Tobago’s Soca Warriors. Again, Saint Lucia looked a fairly solid unit, even after conceding a sixth minute goal to Central FC midfielder Ataullah Guerra. But Saint Lucia custodian Randy Poleon was a busy man throughout, virtually keeping the home team at bay. Eventually, however, he would succumb in the 68th minute. Trinidad & Tobago captain Kenwyne Jones nodded home from inside the six-yard box, having earlier provided the assist for Guerra’s goal.

Coming off a 6-1 walkover against Dominican Republic, Trinidad & Tobago had a much tougher time against the men from the eastern Caribbean, but Saint Lucia more often than not lacked enterprise going forward, and when they did advance, lacked the cutting edge to finish off the attack. With just two overseas-based players, both plying their trade with W Connection in Trinidad & Tobago, this was an entirely homegrown outfit.

With Antigua-Barbuda and Dominican Republic having played to a 0-0 draw earlier Friday night, Trinidad & Tobago has confirmed its status as one of the top two teams in the group on six points. Whether Antigua-Barbuda or Dominican Republic join them in the finals in Jamaica will depend on results of the two matches Sunday evening. But for Saint Lucia, they will be playing only for pride.

Given the level of football they have played in their first two fixtures, however, they can certainly look forward to getting something out of their final match.

Saint Lucia XI: R Poleon, K Frederick, S Emmanuel, P Williams, M St Prix, C Valcin, T Paul, L Joseph, J Joseph, R Felix, E Gabriel.

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  1. From what ive heard sheldon is an attacking player an he plays central defence .this guy has an eye for goal.in midfield ..saw him doing some rash tackles in defence against Trinidad.my point is he should be in upfront on the wing or midfield..hes getting old too time to exploit some new blood

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  2. That's my boys kenwene jones and the soca worriiorssssssss !!!!! Boy stlucia not good hahahaha Neptune is shit

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  3. They tried, well done guys!What people on here must realize is that both T &T and Jamaica have millions of people that therefore gives them more choice to select from. I find the guys did try their best. I proud of the guys and I believe they will win against those teams one day. They are dedicated and hard working.

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  4. We must not congratulate losers,how do you expect them to do better? These Losers are not ready yet,I've seen them play & it's nothing but shouting & quarreling at each other on the field.The Coach needs to go as well as some undisciplined players,let's face it,this side needs an overhaul.I mean I'm a fan & I cannot be proud of my own team because there's nothing to be proud of.
    Nothing will change because majority of these guys are just there to say they travel.

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  5. I'm confident the experience acquired this time around will comsolidate our boys (St Lucia) to conquer next next year together with head coach Lastic -a reasonable good showing Lucia, better luck next time

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  6. Was expected.
    Inferior Government, Inferior Leadership, Inferior People, Inferior Society, Inferior Mindset, Inferior way of Life, Inferior-toute Bagay.

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