Wins for Antigua and Barbuda, Martinique, Barbados and Guadeloupe in Scotiabank CFU Men's Caribbean Cup Day 2


ST. JOHN'S, Antigua (March 23, 2016) - Day 2 of the Scotiabank CFU Men's Caribbean Cup 2016 qualifiers saw Antigua and Barbuda defeating Aruba, Martinique beating a resolute BVI, Guadeloupe needing a penalty shootout to get past Suriname and Barbados shocking Curacao. 


Antigua and Barbuda 2 - 1 Aruba

Antigua and Barbuda  defeated Aruba 2-1 at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Grounds in North Sound. Joshua Parker opened the scoring for the hosts in the 4th minute of play. The Benna Boys then doubled their lead in the 23rd minute with a goal from Adriel George.

Aruba would find the score sheet in the 28th minute with a  strike from Fredrick Gomez. In the end, Antigua and Barbuda would hold out for a 2-1 victory over Aruba in the Group 1 match-up.

Martinique 3 - 0 British Virgin Islands

Martinique, playing at home at the Stade Pierre Aliker in Group 7 action, opened the scoring in the 12th minute of play against the British Virgin Islands. Yuan Aquino made it 2-0 in the 68th minute, while Steven Lange scored Martinique's third and final goal in the 84th minute. At the final whistle it was Martinique 3, BVI 0.

Barbados 1 - 0 Curacao

In the round's shock result Barbados overcame Curacao at the Usain Bolt Stadium in Bridgetown, taking control of Group 4. The Barbadians' lone goal came in the second half when Romario Harewood gave his side the lead in the 69th minute of play.  Curacao failed to equalize and the match ended 1-0 in favour of Barbados.


Guadeloupe 0 - 0 Suriname
Penalties-  (3-2)

Guadeloupe and Suriname's Group 6 match at Stade Renee Serge Nabajoth Les Abymes in Guadeloupe would be the tournament's first game to end on penalty kicks. Both teams battled but it was nil-all after 90 minutes of play. It was Guadeloupe who would, however,  grab the 3 points by  defeating Suriname 3-2 on penalties.