BETHLEHEM, St. Croix -- In their final match of the first edition of the Concacaf Nations League, Saint Martin traveled to the US Virgin Islands and picked up a 2-1 victory.
The best chance of the first half for the home side came in the 27th minute, when Jimson St-Louis made a fantastic move on the right side of the box and sent a rocket into the far post that nearly put the Dashing Eagle in front.
In the 39th minute, Saint Martin grabbed the first goal of the match when Andy Felsina sent in a beautiful ball onto the head of a diving Yannick Chevalier.
Rakeem Joseph was shown red in the 47th minute, and Yannick Bellechasse immediately capitalized on the man advantage by scoring a long-range curler to put Saint Martin ahead 2-0 in the 49th minute.
Showing great spirit, Ramesses McGuinness breathed life back into the home team with a perfectly placed shot inside the post during the 69th minute. Despite the home side’s best efforts, an equalizer never came.
The result was Saint Martin’s third win in their past four games, and they finish the group stage in third place with nine points. The US Virgin Islands finish fourth in the group with three points.