Big wins for Guyana, Grenada in Gold Cup qualification
MIAMI, Florida (CMC):
Guyana notched their first win and Grenada their second to remain unbeaten as both teams registered comprehensive victories in the Concacaf Women's Gold Cup qualification on Sunday.
Playing in Group A of League B, Guyana thrashed Dominica 5-0, while in Group C of League C, Grenada smashed the Bahamas 4-1.
In other results on Sunday, Guatemala won 3-2 away to Panama, Antigua and Barbuda suffered a 1-0 defeat to Suriname in Paramaribo, while French Caribbean Martinique were subjected to a 9-1 annihilation at the hands of El Salvador in Santa Tecla.
At the neutral venue of the Wildey Turf Stadium in Barbados, Jalade Trim netted a first-half double. Otesha Charles scored a goal in either half, as Guyana dominated the Dominicans from start to finish.
Trim opened the scoring for Guyana in the fifth minute before sending them 3-0 up in the 25th after Brianne Desa had added a second in the eighth minute.
Charles's first goal on the half-hour mark gave Guyana a 4-0 half-time lead, and her second in the 64th capped off an excellent performance.
At the Kirani James Stadium in St George's, meanwhile, Nia Thompson lashed a hat-trick to propel the hosts to a dominant performance over the Bahamians.
Fresh from a brace in Grenada's 6-1 thrashing of the Bahamas in the first leg in Nassau on Wednesday, Thompson scored in the 11th, 55th and 72nd minute while Melania Fullerton netted in the 47th minute to put the hosts 2-1 up just after the break.
Janeka Edey briefly made the game interesting when she levelled for the Bahamas in the 42nd minute before their challenge fizzled out.