St. Kitts-Nevis held to a draw by visiting Puerto Rico
St. Kitts-Nevis and Puerto Rico played to a 0-0 draw when both teams met at the Warner Park Stadium in 2014 world Cup Qualifying match up.
A typical slow start to the Sugar Boyz game gave Puerto Rico the initiative and they took it. They enjoyed more possession early on and entered the attacking third on several occasions. Fortunately the St. Kitts/Nevis defense was able to fall back in position to prevent any real threat on goal.
St. Kitts/Nevis had a few counters of their own with one such falling to Keith Gumbs who after outpacing his marker on a quick threw ball could not gain enough purchase on the ball to present a powerful shot giving Terrance Boss in the Puerto Rico goal an easy save.
The game went to the interval with the scores tied at nil – nil.
On the resumption Sugar Boyz stepped up their level of play and mounted some pressure on the visitors. Once again they were not able to capitalize on their few opportunities. Each team missed one very good opportunity to score during the second period. First it was Joeski Williams who received the perfect pass from Keith Gumbs but just could not find the net from close range at an acute angle with the goal keeper out of position. Later Scott Jones missed a sitter form the six yard box while the goal was beckoning him to score.
Hence, in the end it was a fair outcome and both teams had to settle for a point.
In the other group D action Canada defeated St. Lucia 4-1. Numerous games were completed throughout the world with a dozen encounters in CONCACAF alone.
Matches in group D continue with St. Kitts/Nevis traveling to St. Lucia and Puerto Rico hosting Canada.
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