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BVI fall to St Kitts & Nevis in opening game of WC Qualifiers

The BVI U17 Women lost 3-1 to St Kitts and Nevis in their first game of the Caribbean Football Union World Cup qualifying Tournament at the Elquemedo Willett Park in Nevis on Saturday August 22, 2015. Photo: Provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The BVI U17 Women lost 3-1 to St Kitts and Nevis in their first game of the Caribbean Football Union World Cup qualifying Tournament at the Elquemedo Willett Park in Nevis on Saturday August 22, 2015.

Having fallen into a 3-0 hole after a fast paced first half, the BVI rebuilt, corrected a few errors and put up a tremendous second half performance, to not only keep the hosts goalless, but also created many opportunities to score for themselves.

However, it was not until into the last five minutes that reward for endeavour was gained when Lilly Pierce was brought down in the penalty box and the BVI were awarded a penalty.

Katie Lowery took the responsibility and calmly slotted home to make it 3-1.

There would be no further scoring at either end though and St Kitts took all three points.

After the game, the BVI Coach, Katie Rowson, was very upbeat at the team’s performance.

“I’m so proud of the team, the whole idea of the game was to better our performance from twelve months ago and we did that. I’m very happy, we were organised how we wanted to be, but not happy about conceding the three goals. At half time we spoke about correcting a few individual things and had a much better second half.”

The Girls had Sunday off and will be playing against Trinidad and Tobago at 5.30pm tonight.

T&T whip Dominica 4-0

In the other game in the Group, Trinidad and Tobago had to put up with a fight from their opponents, Dominica, as both teams were locked 0-0 at half time.

Kaydeen Jack would eventually put T&T ahead in the 66th minute and three more goals would follow in quick succession for a 4-0 victory.

Head coach for T&T Rajesh Latchoo, though pleased with the opening win, said he didn’t feel his team played to its full potential.

14 Responses to “BVI fall to St Kitts & Nevis in opening game of WC Qualifiers”

  • zoe (24/08/2015, 10:44) Like (3) Dislike (8) Reply
    Bvi always falling...
    • Idiot! (24/08/2015, 11:32) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      You are an idiot! BVI has a population of around 30,000, yet we are putting out teams that are competing on an international stage. You should be proud of their commitment and heart as they go into these games not focusing on the result.
    • cay (24/08/2015, 12:30) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
    • a player (30/08/2015, 18:38) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Let me tell u some thing u better be happy we as under 17 girls represented the BVI in the tournament
      Hear the kind of comment u going make instead u say nice try lol y'all know how to make the future kids feel like we did something bad we work to the max and we tried our hardest so keep your stupid comments to your self
  • island people sports (24/08/2015, 10:54) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
    We were one of the best in the caribbean with Soft Ball but we drop that for sports that we are getting licks with. We are not smart at all. WE DROPPED THE BALL!
    • Idiot! (24/08/2015, 11:36) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      You are also an idiot! Support do not criticise, if you have an issue with soft ball address that without knocking these young ladies representing the BVI at a completely different sport!
    • wake up (24/08/2015, 11:42) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Who dropped softball??? Government has not paid a penny to send the football team anywhere
    • Nice (24/08/2015, 14:20) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
      I think we are dropping our culture and picking up others - which shows that we are weak.
  • Go Girls! (24/08/2015, 11:30) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well done girls, keep on going and good luck against Trinidad tonight!
  • Jill (24/08/2015, 14:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Very good that they are not depending on Government unlike the softball association.
  • Imus (24/08/2015, 14:27) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    "A bunch of nappy heads #0&$"
  • Voter Too (25/08/2015, 04:43) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    Good work girls one day you will overcome all these hurdles and the people are gonna say otherwise.When one goes to T&T for a football workshop who do they use as guinea pigs to carry out training their local team whether it be male or female and that is why I often say it needs more workshop in the other Caribbean islands to upgrade their may say we send coaches to the workshop but it is better when your local teams get exposure to a fifa instructor at work on the field too.
  • 219615 (25/08/2015, 13:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Look my Baby #12 .. So proud of Yuh Sweets! Yuh done knoww.. muwahhh!

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