MIAMI (Concacaf): Tiquanny Williams shined with a hat-trick to deliver a victory for Saint Kitts and Nevis, as the 2023–24 Concacaf Nations League resumed with two Group A matches in League B on Thursday. Saint Kitts and Nevis won 3-2 against Sint Maarten at the Raymond E. Guishard Stadium in The Valley, Anguilla.
Tiquanny Williams opened the scoring in the 16’ with a difficult strike off the edge of the left post. Gerwin Lake responded for the hosts with a thunderous strike inside the box in the 19’. Center-back Sergio Hughes found Lake on the right flank with an accurate long ball and the striker did the rest.
Williams retook the lead for the visitors, 2-1, in the 48’ after pouncing on a rebounding ball off the crossbar to hit a left-foot strike into the net.
Sint Maarten nearly equalized in the 67’ but was denied on a goal-line clearance followed by a Chovanie Amatkarijo attempt bouncing off the right post. Williams completed his hat-trick in the 68’ as Saint Kitts and Nevis used a quick counterattack to extend its lead. Imar Kort took one back for Sint Maarten in the 79’ after GK Julani Archibald could not contain a potent shot from and Amatkarijo free kick. The visitors withstood the late Sint Maarten rally to gain its first victory of the campaign. The two will meet again in three days as Saint Kitts and Nevis will look to repeat the result on its home turf.