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guardian.co.tt Monday, January 9, 2017
ST JOHN'S---Young West In-
dies will tour South Africa later
this year as they prepare for their
title defence of the Internation-
al Cricket Council's Under-19
The Caribbean side will play five
50-overs games against the South
Africa Under-19s and two warm-
up matches against local opposition,
Rawl Lewis, the WICB's project
officer who oversees the Under-19
programme, said the series, which
will be played in Durban, would be
key preparation for next January's
showpiece in New Zealand.
"We are pleased that our young
players will have an opportunity to
play in foreign conditions as they
prepare to defend the World Cup.
This will be a great tour for them,"
the former West Indies leg-spinner
The Under-19s' preparation will
begin in earnest later this month
when they do battle in the Regional
Super50, the Caribbean's premier
one-day championship which runs
from January 24 to February 18 in
Antigua and Barbados.
They will play alongside reigning
champions T&TRed Force, Wind-
ward Islands Volcanoes, Leeward
Islands Hurricanes, and English
county side, Kent Spitfires.
Matthews cameo fails to
save Hobart from defeat
dashing knock was not enough to
save Hobart Hurricanes as they
slipped to a 15-run defeat to Bris-
bane Heat in the Women's Big Bash
The West Indies all-rounder
slammed a 24-ball 32 but Hur-
ricanes, set a challenging 154 for
victory at Bellerive Oval, could
only muster 138 for eight off their
With the defeat, Hurricanes
stayed fifth on nine points while
Heat overtook them to go third on
Gunning for their fifth win of the
campaign, Hobart's run chase got
off to a rocky start when they lost
three wickets up front to tumble to
32 for three in the sixth over.
Matthews then helped revive the
innings in a 51-run, fourth wicket
stand with Amy Satterthwaite, who
top-scored with 57 off 48 deliveries.
The 19-year-old Matthews lashed
three fours and a six before she was
bowled by seamer Jemma Barsby in
the 12th over.
She was one of four wickets to
fall for seven runs in the space of
16 balls as the innings fell apart. Sat-
terthwaite's 42-run, eighth wicket
partnership with Brooke Hepburn
(seven not out) proved in vain. (CMC)
MADRID---Lionel Messi saved Barcelona
from its second straight defeat by scoring with
a 90th-minute free kick in a 1-1 draw at Villarreal
in the Spanish league yesterday.
Three days after losing 2-1 to Athletic Bilbao in a
first-leg match in the last 16 of the Copa del Rey,
Barcelona failed to break through until Messi produced
his superb strike from the edge of the area.
The Argentine found the top corner with a curling,
left-footed shot that left the wall ineffective, with
Villarreal goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo wrong-footed.
"We deserved more, we deserved to win, but in
the end we were able to salvage a point," Barcelona
coach Luis Enrique said.
Messi, who earned the free kick after being fouled
just outside the box, had already been denied by the
post after a shot from inside the area in the 73rd.
"We had the game won but it didn't happen because
of the talent of a great player," Villarreal midfielder
Bruno Soriano said of Messi.
It was the 13th goal for Messi in the Spanish league
this season, leaving him as the competition's leading
scorer after 17 rounds.
The result extended Barcelona's unbeaten streak at
Villarreal to 10 matches, dating back to 2007.
The hosts scored first with a goal by Nicola Sansone
after he was set up by Alexandre Pato in a breakaway
in the 49th.
Real Madrid, which routed Granada 5-0 on Satur-
day, has a four-point lead over Sevilla and a five-point
advantage over third-placed Barcelona. Madrid also
has a game in hand.
Sevilla moved second after winning 4-0 at Real
Sociedad on Saturday.
"There is still a lot of league left," Luis Enrique said.
"I'm sure we will still be able to fight for it, but we
depend on Madrid."(AP)
Despite three goals from
striker Shahdon Winchester
and a battling performance
overall, the Soca Warriors
missed out on a chance to
qualify for the next phase of
the Concacaf Gold Cup when
they were beaten 4-3 in ex-
tra-time by Haiti in yester-
day's crucial CFU Concacaf
Gold Cup football play-off
at the Ato Boldon Stadium,
Needing to win by two clear
goals to advance, the Warriors
got off to a flying start when
Nathan Lewis stormed down
the right flank and delivered per-
fectly for Winchester to fire past
Romondt Guerry into the Haiti
goal with less than a minute gone
in the match.
The goal signalled the inten-
tions of Tom Saintfiet's men
which they lacked in the open-
ing match against Suriname last
week. The large crowd which
included Minister of Sports and
Youth Affairs Darryl Smith and
ex-national coach Zoran Vranes
looked on with anticipation as
the T&T men were later denied a
second goal by a finger-tip save
by Guerry in the 15th minute.
Defender Radanfah Abu Bakr
taught he had scored when he
raced in to head a Lewis left-side
corner past Guerry, but the cus-
todian somehow flung himself
to the right to tip Bakr's attempt
T&T lost captain and defender
Carlos Edwards to injury in the
19th minute, and a minute later
the Haitians equalised. Lewis
whose shirt was being tugged
at just outside the T&T pen-
alty area, was given a surprise
when referee Ricangel De Leca
of Aruba awarded the infringe-
ment to the Haitians. And Belfort
Kervens Fils quickly picked out
an unmarked Etienne Derrick,
who shot beat Adrian Foncette
at the far post in the 20th for
However, their celebrations
were short-lived as Guerry re-
ceived a headed back pass from
his defender Jerome Mechack
before he illegally held on to it in-
side his area in the 26th minute.
The referee's call was met with
stern resistance by the Haitians,
as Lewis quickly released the ball
to Winchester, who slot the ball
into an empty net, for his second,
as the Haitians challenged the
Haiti coach Jean Claude Josa-
phat was later sent off the bench
as he vented his disgust. The vis-
itors would later take control of
the game as they pressed for
the equaliser a second time and
would not be denied.
Striker Kervens Fils found
himself unmarked in the box to
head home a pin-point corner
by Charles Herold in the 39th
minute to send the teams to the
break at two-apiece.
Saintfiet opted for more
fire-power at the resumption,
bringing in Cornell Glenn for
Tyrone Charles, but it was the
Haitians who looked more likely
to score. In the 79th the visitors
squandered a golden opportu-
nity when Jean Baptiste Andrew
picked out Derrick, all alone in
the box, but with the goal at his
mercy, he fired against the out-
stretched legs of Foncette to send
the match into extra-time as the
scored stayed locked at 2-2.
The Warriors were stunned
when Herold's left side corner
was headed in by Kervens Fils in
the 111th minute. But for a third
time Winchester gave his team
hope when he pounced on a lose
ball inside the area and helped
himself to his third which was
his hat-trick in the 117th minute.
As the match headed for pen-
alties, Baptiste Andrew headed
home Kervens Fils cross from
the left side in the goal for the
winner, despite an attempt by
Andre Boucaud to stop it.
The defeat was Saintfiet's third
in four matches since taking over
from sacked coach Stephen Hart,
as he prepares for two World Cup
qualifiers at home in March.
CELEBRATION! Soca Warriors team-mates striker Shahdon
Winchester, right, and midfielder Nathan Lewis celebrate after
Winchester scored T&T's opening going in the first minute of play
against Haiti in their Concacaf Gold Cup Play-off football match at
the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, last night. T&T lost the match 4-3
in extra-time. PHOTO: ANTHONY HARRIS
FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi shots the ball during the
Spanish La Liga football match between Villarreal
and Barcelona at the Ceramica stadium in Villarreal,
Spain, yesterday. AP PHOTO
sends fighting Warriors out
Starting 11: 1.Adrian Foncette
(GK); 11. Carlos Edwards (cap-
tain), 6.Radanfah Abu Bakr, 17.
Maurice Ford, 2. Aubrey David;
19. Kevan George, 14. Andre
Boucaud, 15. Hughtun Hector;
8. Nathan Lewis, 18. Aikim
Andrews, 7. Tyrone Charles;
10. Shahdon Winchester.
Substitutes Used: 16. Alvin
Jones replaced 11. Carlos Ed-
wards; 13.Cornell Glen replaced
7.Tyrone Charles; 20.Trevin
Caesar replaced 18.Aikim An-
Unused substitutes: 21. Glen-
roy Samuel (GK), 5. Hashim
Arcia, 9. Akeem Roach
Unavailable: 4.Curtis Gonzales,
Head Coach: Tom Saintfiet
Under-19 champions to tour South Africa
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