The dust has settled in Groups 1, 2 and 3 in the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Women’s Caribbean Cup.
In Group 1 Antigua & Barbuda garnered nine points after they defeated St Vincent & the Grenadines1-0; thanks to a solitary strike from Kanika Buckley in the 38th minute.
The win gave the ‘Benna Girls’ maximum points in the group and passage to the quarterfinal round to be held in Trinidad and Tobago later this year.
In the other group match the US Virgin Islands defeated Aruba 1-0 but fell into third place based on goal difference.
Over in Group 2, Martinique and Puerto Rico played to a 1-1 draw leaving both teams with four points, but Martinique due to a better goal average took the top spot while the pointless Barbados finished third.
Bermuda topped Group 3 with seven points, after defeating St Kitts and Nevis 3-1. Akeyla Furbert (14th), Shuntae Todd (17th) and Dominique Richardson 70th ensured there was no doubt as to who the group winner would be, while Phoenetia Browne scored the lone goal for St. Kitts in the 31st minute.
The Cayman Islands knew coming into their game against the hosts’ Turks and Caicos Islands that five goals were needed to overtake St. Kitts for second place in the group but fell short by two goals as they defeated the Turks Islanders 3-0.
Shenel Gall netted twice for the Cayman ladies in the 45th and 68th minute with Shanelle Frederick adding a third in the 89th minute.
Group 4 of the tournament begins this Friday May 30, in Haiti at the Park Bayas Mirebalais Stadium when Cuba takes on Suriname at 6pm.