Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : August 24th 2014 Contents This country s Soca Princesses will
be confident of a third straight victory
and a spot in Tuesday s Caribbean
Football Union Women s Cup final
when they come up against Mar-
tinique in their Group B decider at the
Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo,
from 6.15 pm today.
Both T&T and Martinique, who have
qualified for the Concacaf Final Round
qualifiers to the 2015 Fifa Women's
World Cup in Canada next year by
virtue of their top four CFU finish, will
enter the match with six points.
However, the Soca Princesses lead
the four-team round-robin table based
on a superior goal difference of plus-
13 to Martinique's plus-three and need
only a draw to secure a spot in the final
against the winner of yesterday's Group
decider between Jamaica and Haiti at
the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva.
On Friday, the spectators were hoping
for another goal-filled night after T&T
swamped St Kitts/Nevis 10-0 and Mar-
tinique blanked Antigua & Barbuda, 2-
0 in Wednesday's first round of match-
es.However, Martinique only managed
a 1-0 win over St Kitts/Nevis while
the Soca Princesses humbled Antigua
& Barbuda 3-0.
The technically superior and well-
organised T&T with US-born coach
Randy Waldrum on the bench after
missing the opener due to club com-
mitments was too much for the vis-
During the first half of action the
Soca Princesses saw most of the ball
possession as Antigua & Barbuda
defended deep in their own half.
But after showing great resilience,
the "Bennagirls," as Antigua & Barbuda
are called, were finally opened up when
former national Under-20 captain
Mariah Shade headed home the opener
in the 36th minute for T&T to lead 1-
0 at the half.
Nine minutes after the restart Shade
doubled her personal tally and T&T's
lead while first-game hat-trick heroine
Tash Louis fired home the third in the
64th minute, as it was too much for
the Antiguan goalie to handle.
The Soca Princesses were without
speedy striker Kennya "Yaya" Cordner"
who was withdrawn from the starting
team due to medical matters.
On Thursday, general secretary of
the T&T Football Association Sheldon
Phillips was advised by TTFA medical
consultant Dr Mario John that Cordner
and two other players undergo evalu-
ation at St Clair Medical Hospital after
complaining of chest pains.
T&T coach Waldrum did not hesitate
to pull Cordner from his team, stating
the player's health was of utmost
importance, and in the end her absence
was not felt as much as her team-mates
secured another win.
All three players underwent cardiac
evaluation and two of those players
were cleared to continue playing but
Cordner will have to undergo a cardiac
MRI before she can be fully cleared to
take the field again. This was the advice
passed on to team doctor Tonya Welch
by the cardiologist who saw the three
players at St Clair.
Cordner is scheduled to undergo the
MRI this weekend and pending further
examinations, her involvement for
the rest of the tournament will be
In Friday's opener, St Kitts/Nevis
started off very aggressive and pressed
the French Islanders by creating most
of the chances.
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Former Jamaican umpire Douglas
Sang Hue died at aged 82 on Friday
morning in Kingston, the Jamaica Ob-
server has reported.
In a career spanning more than 25
years, Sang Hue umpired 31 Tests in
the West Indies, as well as an ODI fea-
turing Pakistan in Kingston in 1988.
During the 1972-73 home series
against Australia, Sang Hue became
the first umpire to stand in all five
Tests of a series in the West Indies, a
feat he repeated the following season
Sang Hue was involved in a contro-
versy on the second day of the first
Test between West Indies and Eng-
land in Port-of-Spain in February
1974. Facing the last ball of the day
from left-arm spinner Derek Under-
wood, Bernard Julien played a forward
defensive-stroke. Alvin Kallicharran,
Julien's partner at the other end, im-
mediately walked up the pitch to-
wards the pavilion assuming the day's
play was over.
Former umpire Douglas Sang Hue dies
T&T's Tasha St Louis goes past the tackle of Antigua & Barbuda's Portia Davis in their Caribbean Football Union Women's
Cup Group B match at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo, on Friday night. St Louis was on target in T&T's 3-0 win.
PHOTO: ANTHONY HARRIS
Soca Princesses seal Concacaf spot
....meet Martinique in decider
Group B: Friday---Martinique 1
(Aurelle Rouge 53rd) vs St Kitts/
T&T 3 (Mariah Shade 36th, 54th,
Tasha St Louis 64th) vs Antigua &
CFU WOMEN'S CUP RESULTS
T&T: 1. Kimika Forbes (GK); 6. Khadidra Debesette (15.Patrice Superville 75th),
4. Rhea Belgrave, 5. Arin King, 12. Lauryn Hutchinson (8. Afiyah Matthias 81st),
14. Karyn Forbes; 3. Mariah Shade, 11. Janine Francois, 9. Maylee Attin-Johnson
(capt), 10. Tasha St Louis, 7. Darnelle Mascall (16.Jo-Marie Lewis 68th).
Subs not used: 21. Tinesha Palmer (GK), 13. Shenelle Henry, 18. Annalis
Coach: Randy Waldrum.
Antigua and Barbuda: 1. Nikisha Samuel (GK); 11. Breanna Humphreys, 6.
Shakima Benjamin, 2. Karen Warner, 14. Amelia Green (capt), 15. Arrianne
Whyte, 13. Portia Davis; 12. Kitanya Hughes (17. De'vikka Tittle 73rd), 10.
Marley Jarvis, 18. Anik Jarvis (19. Tritch-Ann Grant 46th); 4. Shery-Ann
Bertrand (16. Kanika Buckley 65th).
Subs not used: 20. Dominique David (GK), 3. Nikesha Gage, 5. Kai Jamie
Jacobs, 7. Argell London, 8. Lakeisha Samuel, 9. Shanell Henry.
Coach: Rowan Isaac.
Continued on Page A47
West Indies fast
ished with two
wickets for 21 runs
from 5.4 over in the
second One Day
in Grenada on Fri-
"In the first half,
the team was lazy,
and I did not like
on his team's 2-0 win
over Leicester yester-
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