Superior Canada dominate Cayman Islands

Published on 30 March 2021

Photo: Senior player for Cayman Islands Senior Men’s National Team, Mark Ebanks.

Cayman Islands 0-11 Canada 
Frank Sturing 6’
Cyle Larin 13’
David Wotherspoon 25’
Alphonso Davies 27’ ( PK) 73’
Mark-Anthony Kaye 32’ 63’
Alistair Johnston 44’
Lucas Cavallini  68’ 74’ 76’

BRADENTON, Florida (March 29,2021)—Canada defeated the Cayman Islands 11-0 in their Group B World Cup Qualifier match at IMG Soccer Stadium on Monday.

The Canadians began their spree in the 6th minute via debutant defender Frank Sturing, after Cyle Larin saw his initial shot hit the upright. Sturing had two attempts before converting the second to send the Canadians on their way.

With good forward movement, Canada grabbed their second of the match as Ricardo Ferreira found David Wotherspoon inside the 18-yard box to play a one-touch pass to Cyle Larin.

The floodgates opened up further in the 25th minute with some individual brilliance from Mark-Anthony Kaye to get by his markers on the line to tee one up for David Wotherspoon, who registered his first goal of the tournament and give his team a comfortable 3-0 lead.

Two minutes later, it was highly rated left-back Alphonso Davis who charged the Caymanian box and invited the challenge from the skipper Joshewa Frederick-Charley to win a penalty. Davis took spot kick himself and slotted it home from 12 yards out, giving the keeper, Albertini Holness, no chance.

Kaye would get his first for the evening when Wotherspoon found him, unmarked in the box, to make it 5-0 after 32 minutes of regular time.

Three minutes before the half-way mark, another good build-up play by Canada saw Theodor Corbeanu find Wotherspoon, who had been taking charge of the midfield, to set up defender Alistair Johnston who sent Canada into the half 6-0.

Kaye got his second in the 63 minute courtesy of a low cross by Sam Adekugbe. He then had a shot at a hat-trick after Junior Hoilette was judged to be brought down in the box by Holness. The custodian made double saves from the spot kick before Davies steered the rebound to get his second of the evening.

Substitute Lucas Cavallini then recorded a hat-trick in just 16 minutes—two headers off crosses from Johnston and Hoilett in the 68th and 74th minute respectively. Hoilett assisted him once again in the 75th minute, this time with a low cross in the box from the right, which he steered home to get his third of the night and to seal the win over the Cayman Islands.

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