BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Barbados earned their most significant win in recent history when they edged out the Cayman Islands 3-0 on the Wildey Astroturf on Tuesday night.
It had all come down to the final match in League C Group A, in which Barbados needed a victory on home turf to achieve the coveted promotion to League B.
The Turtles took the game to the hosts in the early goings, employing a high press and keeping most of the action near the Bajan goal in the opening 20 minutes.
But after surviving the initial assault, Barbados grew into the game and eventually struck first in the 32nd minute when Hallam Hope poked a header into the far corner.
The Tridents got a boost of momentum from the goal and really took control of the game from that point on, though the Cayman Islands continued to threaten on numerous set pieces as the night wore on.
Armando Lashley scored the dagger in the 86th minute, a clean finish just under the crossbar. Hope added a third in the 90th.
Barbados finish in first ahead of the Cayman Islands on goal differential, with both teams ending the group stage with 12 points.