Montserrat stakes claim for Gold Cup spot with win over Cayman Islands

By March 23, 2019

Montserrat are in contention for a berth in the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup following its 2-1 win over Cayman Islands in Week 4 of 2019-20 Concacaf Nations League Qualifying. 

The night’s result at Ed Bush Stadium in West Bay, Cayman Islands means that Montserrat now has nine points and sits seventh in the 34-team table.

The Emerald Boys will await the results of the week’s other matches to find out if it has qualified for a first-ever Gold Cup.

Adrian Clifton converted a penalty in the 40’ to hand Montserrat a lead, but the hosts would answer in the 49’ through Marks Ebanks.

But in a tournament in which Montserrat have used great goals to reach new heights, Bradley Woods would add his own touch of magic with a right-footed rocket in the 66’ to earn the Emerald Boys the triumph.

The U.S. Virgin Islands saved its best performance in CNLQ for last, with a 3-0 win over Anguilla at the Raymond E. Guishard Technical Centre in The Valley, Anguilla.

James Mack scored the U.S. Virgin Islands’ first goal in CNLQ when he broke the deadlock in the 15’, which was followed by a Bryce Pierre goal in the 26’.

Aaron Dennis then capped the day with a late score in the 86’ to earn the three points.

That was followed by a thrilling encounter between Saint Lucia and Aruba in which Saint Lucia emerged victorious 3-2 at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua.

Jevick MacFarlane scored the first of his two goals in the 38’ only for Joshua John to pull Aruba level in the 53’. MacFarlane struck again in the 63’ followed by a Lester Joseph goal in the 66’ to give Saint Lucia a two-goal lead.

Aruba would not quit though, as Joshua Gross scored in the 93’ to cut the lead to one, however, Saint Lucia would hold on for the three points.

Paul-Andre Walker

Paul-Andre is the Managing Editor at He comes to the role with almost 20 years of experience as journalist. That experience includes all facets of media. He began as a sports Journalist in 2001, quickly moving into radio, where he was an editor before becoming a news editor and then an entertainment editor with one of the biggest media houses in the Caribbean.

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