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Martinique and Trinidad battle to hard-fought draw
Trinidad and Tobago found the equalizer in the second half, with Joevin Jones (pictured) using his left foot to convert from the penalty spot in the 65th minute
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FORT DE FRANCE.- Martinique and Trinidad and Tobago each took a point from their inaugural matches, playing out a 1-1 draw in Group C of League A on Friday evening at the Stade Pierre Aliker in Fort-de-France, Martinique.

Each team had a fresh look, with international debuts given out by both Martinique manager Mario Bocaly and Trinidad and Tobago boss Dennis Lawrence.

The hosts went ahead in the 40th minute. A lofted corner kick fell to Julio Donisa, who brought the ball down and fired a shot.

His effort was deflected by a defender, but Cyril Mandouki was there to knock the ball over the line and in for a goal in his international debut.

Trinidad and Tobago found the equalizer in the second half, with Joevin Jones using his left foot to convert from the penalty spot in the 65th minute. Ryan Telfer, the York9 FC player making his first appearance for Trinidad and Tobago, drew the penalty shortly before on a counter-attack he sprung nearly by himself.

The teams meet again Monday at Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago as each looks for their first win in Nations League play.

Trinidad Head Coach Dennis Lawrence
 
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