Away teams take the spoils on match-day 3
Published on 28 March 2021
Photo: Dominican Republic Senior Men National Team in the 2022 WCQ
Dominican Republic get the better of Anguilla
Anguilla 0-6 Dominican Republic
Dorney Romero (P) 22′ 27′
Nowend Cabrera 25′ 46′
Domingo Peralta 66′
Luis Espinal 76′
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida ( March 27, 2021)—The Dominican Republic jumped to the top of the Group D table with the trouncing Anguilla, 6-0, when both teams met at the Inter Miami FC Stadium on Saturday.
The first five minutes of the encounter were intense, with both team knocking the ball around. However, not long after, the Dominican Republic took control of the game and spent most of the match in the opponents’ half. The first save came in the 6th minute by Anguilla’s custodian Kareem Burris.
An opportunity was created in the 14th minute by Dominican left-winger Rafael Flores, who used his lightning speed to get down the line and nicely placed the ball across the 6-yard box and away from the defenders; however, no one was there to follow up.
As the men from Dominican Republic continued to dominate the game, a shot came in from Ronaldo Vasquez. It hit the goal post and ricocheted off the foot of the captain, Domingo Peralta, who was then taken down from behind in the box. He rewarded with a penalty, taken by Dorny Romero, who put his team in lead in the 22nd minute.
Nowend Cabrera made it 2-0 in the 25th minute when he capitalized on a brilliant pass by Luis Ramirez, who whipped a well-weighed pass across the mouth of the goal, giving the Anguillan custodian no chance to save.
The first half of the lopsided game ended 3-nil in favor of Dominican Republic as Romero secured his second goal of the match in the 27th minute. He misfired the ball but followed up, resulting in the goalkeeper being blindsided by the rocket.
Shortly after the second half resumed, Cabrena secured his brace, moving the score to 4-0.
The Spanish men continued their total domination of the second half, with more goals coming in the 66th and 76th minute by Domingo Peralta and Luis Espinal respectively.
It was 6-0 at the final whistle, on a tough night for all the home teams, with all losing without scoring a goal.
British Virgin Islands 0-3 Guatemala
Ergillo Hato, Willemstad, Curacao
Guatemala sit at the top of the Group C table with two wins from as many outings after their 3-0 victory over the British Virgin Islands. Darwin Lom opened the scoring in the 21st minute. Moises Hernandez added another goal in the 44’, and Robin Betancourth sealed the deal in the 81st.
USVI 0-3 Antigua and Barbuda
Bethlehem Soccer Center, St. Croix
Antigua and Barbuda veterans Peter Byers and Quinton Griffith, with a brace, propelled the team to a 3-0 win over the U.S. Virgin Islands in their Group A encounter. Byers sent the Benna Boys ahead in minute 26. Griffith converted a penalty in the 34th minute and took the score to 3-0 in the 42nd.
The Bahamas 0-4 St. Kitts and Nevis
Thomas A. Robinson, Nassau
St. Kitts and Nevis’ Sugar Boyz triumphed 4-0 over the Bahamas with Keith Freeman scoring twice (25’, 65’), and Kimaree Rogers and Omari Sterling-James contributing one each in the 53’ and 82’ respectively. St. Kitts and Nevis have two wins from two matches in Group F action.
Aruba 0-6 Suriname
IMG Academy, Bradenton, Florida
Nigel Hasselbaink’s hat trick led the way in Suriname’s 6-0 win against Aruba in Group B. Hasselbaink netted in the 19th and 37th minutes and again in the second half, in the 55th. Florian Josefzoon (70’) and Roland Alberg (74’) added to the tally. Aruba’s Francois Croes scored an own goal in the 27th minute.