Saint Lucia drawn again in WIFA women

Saint Lucia drawn again in WIFA women

On Thursday night, 10-woman Saint Lucia held on for their second consecutive draw in the inaugural Windward Islands Women’s football tournament.

Playing against the host nation, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the Saint Lucians were down 0-1 as halftime approached at Victoria Park in Kingstown, only for Soufriere forward Sasha Prospere to pop up and give them parity at the whistle.

Early in the second half, Mabouya Valley winger Shamalyn Albert, who had earned a penalty in the torunament opener, was on the wrong side of the whistle, as she was involved in an altercation that saw her earning a second yellow card.

Despite their numerical disadvantage, it was the Saint Lucians who staked a lead, going ahead through forward Joan Alphonse of Dennery. Unfortunately, Saint Lucia was unable to hold the lead, conceding a second in the dying minutes of the match.

The contest ended in a second 2-2 stalemate for Saint Lucia, whilst the home team are atop the table with a win and a draw. The other match, Dominica-Grenada, ended in a 1-1 decision, which means that (with one round remaining) SVG’s fate rests in its own hands – or feet.

Saturday’s game against Dominica could leave Saint Lucia anywhere from second – their present position – to last.

The women’s competition is a first for the Windward Islands Football Association.


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