Dom Rep secure Group C honours in League B; St Vincent and the Grenadines end on high with victory over Barbados

By Sports Desk December 06, 2023
Dominican Republic players celebrate. Dominican Republic players celebrate. Concacaf

Dominican Republic defeated Bermuda 2-0 to not only end the Concacaf Women's Gold Cup qualifiers on a high, but also cop Group C honours in League B, on Tuesday.

Following the top-of-the-table clash, Dominican Republic ended with 15 points and secured a playoff berth ahead of their Bermudan counterparts, who ended on 13 points. Meanwhile, St Vincent and the Grenadines register a consolation victory of the campaign against Barbados.

St Vincent and the Grenadines vs. Barbados

St Vincent and the Grenadines topped Barbados 4-2 in a lively contest at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

Ashante Browne scored the first goal for the Lady Heat in the 12th when she pushed a pass over the top past goalkeeper Rhea Holder.

Shanice Stevenson equalized in the 74th when she pounced on a loose ball inside the box with a curling effort into the left netting.

St Vincent regained the lead through an 82nd-minute Samayaa Connell effort, as she rounded defenders and fired home from close range that left Holder flat-footed.

Jessicia Miller extended the advantage for the Lady Heat in the 84th when she connected with Asanteni Charles's weighted free kick.

Charles widened the gap with a goal of her own in the 89th by converting from the penalty spot. 

Barbados eventually pulled another back courtesy of Altica Benn's own goal in the 90+3.

 

Dominican Republic vs. Bermuda

Dominican Republic proved too good for Bermuda on home soil at the Panamericano Stadium in San Cristobal.

Alyssa Oviedo broke free and opened the scoring in the 17th minute with a powerful shot that bounced off the left upright on its way in.

 

At the half-hour mark, Kathrynn Gonzalez had shot on frame, but her free kick attempt was denied by Bermuda's goalkeeper Zakhari Turner.

Lucia Marte was denied in the 44th, after she picked up the ball off a missed header and released a powerful attempt that was punched clear by Turner.

Mia Asenjo was also denied in the 47th, as Turner was alert for the save early in the second half.

But Asenjo broke through in the 86th with a powerful hit to the left netting to secure the three points.

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