Trinidad and Tobago’s Senior Men’s team drew 1-1 with Guyana in a President’s Cup friendly international at the National Stadium in Providence on Sunday.
Playing before a crowd of 9000 strong which included Guyana President Bharath Jagdeo, both teams went at each other from the onset in what was described as an entertaining affair which turned out to be an unlucky one for the T&T team.
Defence Force striker Devon Jorsling put T&T ahead in the 36th minute but the homeside equalized later on. He has now scored eight goals in eighteen appearances for T&T, scoring five goals in T&T’s last seven encounters.
T&T hit the woodwork on three occasions.
“Generally we could consider ourselves a little unlucky with the crossbar and post preventing us from having at least four goals on the night and the Guyana goalkeeper also made a number of good saves.
The organizers of the match did a really good job with getting the fans out and there was high energy in the hometeam’s corner for the match.
We really should have come away with the victory but we have maintained our unbeaten run against them with eleven wins and three draws in the fourteen matches played,” Muhammad told TTFF Media after the match.
The result was a confidence booster for Guyana after head coach Wayne Dover predicted a strong showing and possible victory for the hosts prior to the encounter.
Guyana will meet Suriname, Netherlands Antilles and St. Lucia in their preliminary Digicel Caribbean Cup Zone from 13-17 of October and could end up in T&T’s group in November alongside Haiti as well.
There was an earlier match in the evening with T&T’s Under 20s, coached by Zoran Vranes, playing to a 0-0 draw with Guyana’s Under 20s.
T&T’s Senior team will now prepare for a friendly international against Jamaica in Kingston on October 10 with another game proposed for October 6.
T&T Squad List
*Jan Michael Williams (1)
*Keston Williams (6)
*Anthony Wolfe (10)
*Jovin Jones (14)
*Daneil Cyrus (19)
*Kevon Carter (11) / Ataullah Guerra (4) - 65th
*Lester Peltier (15) / Keron Cummings (12) - 83rd
*Hughtun Hector (7) / Densill Theobald (18) - 77th
*Clyde Leon (2)
*Devon Jorsling (9)
*Jamal Gay (17) / Jason Macarno (13) - 68th
Kevin Graham (21), Jesse Stewart (16), Aklie Edwards (3).