MIAMI, Florida – Week two of 2019/20 Concacaf Nations League Qualifying concluded on Monday with Canada and Haiti each taking care of business and staying unbeaten in the tournament.
Canada posted its second straight clean sheet victory with a 5-0 triumph over Dominica at BMO Field in Toronto.
Jonathan David gave Canada a dream 1-0 start in the 3’ and 11 minutes it was doubled by Junior Hoilett with a delightful team goal to make it 2-0 to the hosts.
Lucas Cavallini stretched it to 3-0 with a penalty conversion in the 18’, before a Malcolm Joseph own goal in the 47’ and a late 82’ score from Cyle Larin rounded out the scoreline.
Canada is now 2W-0D-0L, 13GF 0GC, while Dominica is 0W-1D-1L, 0GF 5GC.
Haiti’s 2-1 victory over Saint Lucia at the Stade Pierre-Aliker in Fort-de-France, Martinique turned out to be the only match of CNLQ week two in which both teams scored a goal. Haiti jumped out to a 1-0 lead through Soni Mustivar in the 13’, before Charles Herold made it 2-0 to Haiti in the 34’ with a good finish.
But Saint Lucia responded shortly before halftime as Pernal Williams curled in a majestic, looping left-footed shot into the top left corner of the net to cut the lead to 2-1 in the 42’.
Haiti had two excellent looks at goal to extend its advantage, but it missed wide on the first and then was denied by an excellent save from Saint Lucia GK Vino Barclett.
In the end though, Haiti managed to hang to secure the three points and improve its record to 2W-0D-0L, 15GF 1GC
Martinique and British Virgin Islands each played its second match of week two at the Stade Pierre-Aliker in Fort-de-France, with Martinique downing BVI 4-0 in their rescheduled match from week one.
BVI hung very tough throughout and it was not until the 65’ when Martinique was able to take the lead through Kevin Parsemain’s free kick.
BVI GK Ben Chapman had the save of the day when he stopped a Parsemain penalty kick in the 79’, but late goals from Mickael Biron (83’, 90+2’) and another from Parsemain (90+1’) foiled BVI’s hopes of a result.
Martinique improves to 2W-0D-0L, 5GF 0GC while BVI drops to 0W-0D-2L, 0GF 9GC.
The lone draw to occur on week two came at the Stade Rene Serge Nabajoth in Les Abymes, as week one winners Guadeloupe and Aruba played to a hard-fought 0-0 draw.
Erixon Danso had a chance for visiting Aruba early in the first half, but failed to connect a header, while Yannick Passape failed to make the most of a second-half chance for hosts Guadeloupe.
Both teams remain unbeaten, with Guadeloupe at 1W-1D-0L, 3GF 0GC and Aruba 1W-1D-0L, 3GF 1GC.
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