October 24, 2020

More misery for Cayman


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El Salvador 4 Cayman Islands 0

Cayman Islands World Cup misery continued on Tuesday night, as they were trounced four goals to nil in El Salvador.

In front of a packed crowd in San Salvador the Group A leaders continued their impressive form with a comfortable win.

For Cayman the defeat meant they stay rooted to the bottom of the division and piles more pressure on their management team including Technical Director Carl Brown.

After losing at home to Suriname, Brown said he felt players should be paid to play football and monetary incentives would improve results.

But even a King’s Ransom would not have stopped Cayman getting rolled over on this occasion – and the four-nil score line flattered the visitors who many thought would be defeated by more.

With goalkeeper Miguel Pitta missing – suspended following his late dismissal in last Friday’s defeat – the odds where always going to be stacked against Cayman.

There was also a rare start for Alfredo Challenger – who has not featured in the national side for three years. And he hasn’t even played competitive football since March.

Heavy rain may have delayed the kick-off but not the inevitable.

The game was over as a contest before the referee even blew for half-time with the home side racing to a three nil lead at the break.

Goals from Victor Turcios (6), Steve Purdy (13) and Jaime Alas (45), really saw little point in Cayman coming out of their dressing room for the second half.

The home crowd expected a rout – but after the break it was a different story. Either El Salvador stepped off the gas or Cayman finally got their act together. Let’s hope it was the latter.

For the majority of the second period it remained at 3-0 but Cayman’s chances were few and far between.

El Salvador did finally find the back of the net for a fourth time when Herbert Sosa converted from the penalty spot with two minutes to go.

Cayman team: Ramon Sealy, Dion Brandon, Benjamin Cupid, Donald Soloman, Luigi Hernandez Andre McFarlane, Michael Johnson, Jedd Ebanks, Alfredo Challenger, Theron Wood, Mark Ebanks.

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