St. Kitts and Nevis Earns A Draw With Canada

Canada came into the match needing one point from their final two matches in Group D to advance to the next round of the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification in CONCACAF.

The Canadians created a few chances early in the match but missed out on getting a goal, Simeon Jackson, Dwayne De Rosario and Josh Simpson all had chances to score but neither player took advantage of their opportunities.

The Sugar Boys of St. Kitts and Nevis had their chances in the match as-well but failed to capitalize on their opportunities like their Canadian counterparts. Despite having five MLS based players in their starting lineup it was the tiny island of St. Kitts and Nevis with a population of 43,000 who dominated the possession.

Ian “Rumpy” Lake who plays locally for Delphic Newtown United FC missed a chance in the 18-yard box to the relief of the Canadian fans who came out to watch the match, moments later George “Yellowman” Isaac was taken down in the penalty are but referee Elmer Arturo waved play on.

Both teams had chances to grab later winners in the match, the first coming from Matthew Berkeley who had a shot palmed away by goalkeeper Lars Hirschfeld for a corner. The resulting corner drew some controversy as the ball ricocheted off a few Canadian players hands but shouts for handball were left ignored.

Simeon Jackson who plays for newly promoted Barclays Premier League side Norwich City had a chance to grab all three point in the final few seconds of the match after he was played through on goal but goalkeeper Akil Byron came off his line and blocked the shot to secure a point for his home side.

With the draw the Canadians have now clinched top spot of Group D with one match remaining which will be against St. Kitts and Nevis which will be played in Canada.

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2 thoughts on “St. Kitts and Nevis Earns A Draw With Canada”

    1. Canada has won three of their five matches so far and drawn two, giving them a total of eleven points while St. Kitts and Nevis has drawn four and won only a single match giving them a total of seven points.
      St. Kitts and Nevis needed a win to keep their hopes of qualifying top of their group alive now having drawn not even second place is guaranteed. Puerto Rico have six points and come up against bottom of the table St. Lucia who has allowed 20 goals thus far in the competition.

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