MIAMI, Florida – Curacao, Dominican Republic and Cuba all posted victories on the second day of Matchday Two of 2019/20 Concacaf Nations League Qualifying to remain unbeaten in the tournament.
Curacao opened the day’s action with a 5-0 victory over the United States Virgin Islands at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. Rangelo Janga (29’), Gevaro Nepomuceno (33’), Leandro Bacuna (53’) and Quenten Martinus (89’) and a Kassall Greene own goal (55’) powered Curacao to the three points.
Curacao now has a record of 2W-0D-0, 15GF 0GC through the first two rounds of the CNL.
Also maintaining a perfect record of 2W-0D-0L, 8GF 0GC, was the Dominican Republic, who topped the Cayman Islands 3-0 at the Estadio Cibao FC in Santiago de los Caballeros.
Tano Bonnin (21’) and Edipo Rodriguez (25’) earned the hosts an early 2-0 lead before Enmy Pena sealed the three points in the 76’ with a score.
After a 11-0 victory over Turks and Caicos Islands on Matchday One, Cuba followed up that effort on Friday with a tough 2-0 win over Grenada at the Kirani James Athletic Stadium in St. George’s.
Luis Paradela struck in the 21’ to open the scoring for the visitors, who then doubled the margin in the 65’ thanks to Yordan Santa Cruz. Cuba’s record now stands at 2W-0D-0L, 13GF 0GC.
Antigua and Barbuda and Bermuda each collected its first wins of the CNL, as Antigua and Barbuda muscled its way to a 6-0 win at the Bahamas at the Thomas Robinson Stadium in Nassau, while Bermuda rolled to a 12-0 win against Sint Maarten at Bermuda National Stadium in Hamilton.
The Benna Boys were led by Myles Weston’s hat trick (12’, 43’, 77’), plus a brace from Calaum Jahraldo-Martin (40’, 68’) and a goal scored by veteran Peter Byers (15’). Antigua and Barbuda’s record now stands at 1W-0D-1L, 6GF, 3GC.
From start to finish, Bermuda put on a goal-scoring show for its home fans. Both Zeiko Lewis (28’, 40’, 88’) and Reggie Lambe (10’, 17’, 84’) scored hat tricks, while Lejuan Simmons (13’), Tre Ming (37’), Osagi Bascome (43’), Liam Evans (54’), Tehvan Tyrell (62’) and Dante Leverock (73’) chipped in with goals to improve Bermuda’s record to 1W-0D-1L, 13GF 3GC.