April 10, 2015
Female footballers look to go all the way in WIFA tournament

St Vincent and the Grenadines senior women’s football team will be looking to go all the way in the inaugural West Indies Football Association (WIFA) Tournament.{{more}}

The tournament kicked off last Tuesday evening here at the Victoria Park, with the host team edging out Dominica one-nil.

In a match which ebbed and flowed, it took a strike in the 83rd minute by Kandis Franklyn to separate the two teams.

Franklyn made good a structured build-up, and timed her move perfectly, after receiving a pass from Teffi-Ann Browne, to beat goalkeeper Kadisha Joseph.

The goal was a reprieve for the Vincentians, who squandered a 72nd minute penalty, which Shadel Cyrus failed to convert.

Franklyn had earned her team the penalty and a chance to go one up, when she was deemed to be fouled.

In the opening encounter, St Lucia and Grenada played to a 2-2 draw.

Elliasa Marquis put the St Lucians ahead early in the piece, netting directly from a corner.

Grenada responded almost swiftly with items from Sherrice Hood and Ariba Collins. Marquis levelled with a second half penalty, before the match petered out into a dour affair.

St Vincent and the Grenadines was set to meet St Lucia last night (Thursday), with Dominica and Grenada scheduled to play in the first of the double header.

The tournament closes off this Saturday, with the Vincentians meeting Grenada, which hopefully will be the decider. Before them, St Lucia and Dominica, take aim at each other.(RT)