THE YOUNG Barbados Tridents beat Dominica 5-1 on Tuesday night in the first game of a round of international friendlies ahead of the CONCACAF Under-15 Football Tournament to be held in Florida next month.
Kyle Lewis opened the scoring for the local boys in the 16th minute at the Wildey AstroTurf after the ball came off his right foot and sailed straight past the goalkeeper.
While the team missed a few goal-scoring opportunities, they kept the pressure on the Dominicans, ending the first half with a 1-0 lead.
Dominica took full advantage of a defensive error early in the second half to level the score at 1-1 in the 43rd minute through a strike by Audel Laville.
Five minutes later, the youngsters from Barbados put that mistake behind them.
With an impressive display of skill, they regained the lead, compliments of Rashon Gittens.
There were four changes to defence throughout the game and they worked in favour of Barbados.
Thierry Gale secured the third goal in the 51st minute after the ’keeper came out of the box to give the striker the opportunity to land a right-foot shot in the back of the net.
The other two goals were scored by Axel Funk and Andre Applewaite in the 56th and 76th minute, respectively.
It was only last month that the Under-15 national team battled their way to a third-place finish behind host country French St Maarten and Guyana at the Soualiga Tournament.
The young Tridents are set to play St Lucia today and tomorrow, and Grenada and St Kitts next week at the same venue. (RA)
Adapted from nationnews.com