- Dicember, 07 2008 -
-Playing for pride can also improve your game, but unfortunately for Barbados not their luckSunday, December 7; Multi-Purpose Stadium, Trelawny, Jamaica: Grenada’s Kithson Bain was the bane of the Barbadian defense as his hat-trick helped the Spice Boys to a potential spot in the Digicel Caribbean Championships Semi-Finals; provided Trinidad & Tobago are unable to beat Jamaica in the second featured match of the double header.
With the knowledge that a win would put them into a prime position, Grenada came out like a team possessed, not allowing Barbados any time on the ball or room to maneuver. Despite Barbados’s position at the bottom of the table, yet to register a point, they are, at times, capable of producing some classy football. Playing for pride can also improve your game, but unfortunately for Barbados not their luck, as they struck the post with John Parris’ 20 yard effort in minute eight.
A lapse in concentration at the back for Barbados would lead to the opening goal, when Adrian Chase sent his weak goal kick directly to Julien who created an angle for the pass to Bain who banged in his first of the afternoon from point blank range after 12 minutes.
The Grenada gravy train had just pulled out of station and began to pick up momentum when Julien’s jetted drive, forced Chase to rise to the occasion once more and push out for a corner. The pressure was unrelenting as a bullet cross was met by the man who forced the corner; Julien’s powerful header thudded into the net for the games second goal in minute 20.
Five minutes later Kithson Bain put another stain on Chase’s sheet in goal, when he somehow managed to regain possession on the edge of the box after giving it away himself, he didn’t waiver at the second time of asking and laced it low to the far post for his second of the match and Grenada’s third before halftime.
Bain would go close to an amazing first half hat-trick, but anxious shooting let him down at the critical moment.
The second half began with Grenada wanting to put as much distance between themselves and Barbados as possible, and they did just that through none other than the killer Kithson Bain. Having already displayed his deadly accuracy with his second strike Bain decided to showcase his pace, when he simply blew past two defenders into open space before looking up and passing it past a seemingly well positioned Chase in goal.
Bain has definitely been one of the finds of the tournament, his goals have been crucial to Grenada’s accomplishments so far.
With the game seemingly on ice and the points secured, Grenada was guilty of dropping a gear in minute 70 when a flat defense was split open with a Riviere Williams through ball that was neatly dispatched by Captain Norman Forde, the thirtieth goal of the Finals so far.
Just eight minutes after Barbados had registered their first, they added a second when the Grenada defense was again caught flat and again punished; this time Mario Harte helping through Riviere Williams to fire hard to Noel’s right and take the score to 4-2.
The scoreline would progress no further as Grenada secured the vital victory, a win that could see them through to the Semi-Finals. Meanwhile Barbados are bumped out of the competition having failed to register a point in the Finals of the 2008 Digicel Caribbean Championships.
Grenada (Team list): 3. Shannon Phillip, 4. Cassim Langaigne, 6. Marc Marshall, 9. Ricky Charles, 10. Kithson Bain, 11. Anthony Modeste, 13. Dwayne Leo, 14. Marcus Julien (19. Fimbar Williams min67), 17. Kwan Baptiste (23. Junior Williams min-63 (5. Michael Mark min-78)), 25. Shane Rennie, 30. Desmond Noel (GK)
Subs: 1. James Raeburn, 22. Marcus Douglas, 27. Marvin Fredericks,
Barbados (Team list): 18. Adrian Chase (GK), 2. Barry Skeete, 3. Jonathan Straker, 5. Bryan Neblett, 6. Rohan Hall (14. Angus Doyle min-60), 9. Riviere Williams 10. Norman Forde, 11. Gregory Goodridge (13. Mario Hart min-60), 12. Rashida Williams (8. Dwayne Mclean min-45), 15. Romell Burgess, 17. John Parris
Subs: 1. Alvin Rouse, 4. Omar Archer, 7. Donovan Lavine, 16. Andre Daniel
Referee: Joel Aguillar (SLV)
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