Surprising results mark Saturday’s action in CNLQ
El Salvador´s Nelson Bonilla celebrates with his teammates after scoring against Jamaica in the Concacaf League Nations qualifiers at the Cuscatlán Stadium on March 23, 2019.

MIAMI, Florida Saturday had its fair share of surprising results in a thrilling slate of seven matches in Week 4 of 2019-20 Concacaf Nations League Qualifying.

The day’s action started with Dominica topping Bahamas 4-0 on the strength of goals from Julian Wade (24’, 35’), Travist Joseph (30’) and Briel Thomas (85’).

That was followed by a breathtaking encounter between neighbors Sint Maarten and Saint Martin in which the Dutch side of the island emerged victorious 4-3.

A Danilo Cocks own goal (10’) plus scores from Smally Lake (23’) and Remsley Boelijn (30’) via penalty countered an Akim Arrondell goal (11’) to give Sint Maarten a 3-1 halftime lead. Cocks made up for his earlier miscue in the 52’ to make it 3-2, only for Lake to score his second (59’). Wrubens Dupalus’ penalty conversion in the 80’ cut the deficit to 4-3 but Sint Maarten would hang on for the win.

Guyana edged Belize 2-1 with goals from Neil Danns (16’) and Emery Welshman (43’), offsetting a score from Elroy Kuyen (25’) to collect the three points and move to sixth place in the 34-team table.

Antigua and Barbuda then stunned first-place Curacao with a resounding 2-1 home win. The Benna Boys started strong with a goal from Carl Osbourne (1’), only for Gervane Kastaneer to pull Curacao level via header (37’). But the night belonged to Antigua and Barbuda, who got a winner early in the second half from Junior Benjamin (49’).

Suriname put itself in the Gold Cup mix with a big 2-0 win over Saint Kitts and Nevis. Stefano Rijssel (38’) and Ivenzo Comvalius (71’) did the damage against the Sugar Boys.

Wesley Jobello’s excellent left-footed finish in the 63’ was enough to give visiting Martinique a 1-0 triumph over historic rivals Guadeloupe, allowing Martinique to complete CNLQ with a perfect 4W-0D-0L record.

El Salvador then capped the night with a massive 2-0 home win over Jamaica that puts the Cuscatlecos in position for a possible Gold Cup berth. Nelson Bonilla took advantage of an error from Jamaica GK Andre Blake in the 49’ before a Damion Lowe own goal in the 87’ sealed the result.