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Bajan Tridents draw with St Lucia

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THE BARBADOS TRIDENTS staged a comeback yesterday to earn a hard-fought 1-1 draw against St Lucia in their second match of the Windward Islands Football Tournament.

The match, previously scheduled for Sunday, was postponed because of a waterlogged Fond Playing Field and subsequently switched to the Kirani James Athletics Stadium.

Captain Kurt Frederick, who plays for W Connection in Trinidad and Tobago Pro League, gave St Lucia a 1-0 lead in the 35th minute when his left-footed shot sailed through the goalkeeper’s hands.

While both teams played a defensive game, St Lucia maintained greater ball possession throughout the match.

Midway into the second half, Notre Dame’s striker, and this year’s Digicel Premier League golden boot winner, Zeco Edmee, equalised with a long-range shot in the 73rd minute. But his celebration was shortlived as he was sent off five minutes later.

St Lucia’s Otev Lawrence, defender with Pro League Trinidad and Tobago’s Morvant Caledonia FC, was also red-carded in the 87th minute for a challenge on defender Ranaldo Bailey.

St Lucia now join both Dominica and Grenada on four points. However, Grenada are ahead on goal difference.

Barbados, with one point from two games, will be looking for their first victory when they oppose defending champions St Vincent and the Grenadines in the first match of the evening at the Athletic Stadium. (RA)

Adapted from nationnews.com

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