Trinidad and Tobago vs England

T&T lose again: 5-0
 

     By SHAUN FUENTES

     TRINIDAD and Tobago Under-17 footballers received another hammering in
     consecutive matches at the CONCACAF Centre of Excellence, Macoya, last night.
     This time it was England enjoying a 5-0 whipping against the local squad, which like
     during their 6-1 thrashing to the United States the night before, appeared clueless for
     most of the 90 minutes.
 

     The Europeans fielding a side minus a few of their regular starters, including Arsenal's
     Jermaine Pennant, took some time to settle. But once they did local goalkeeper Marvin
     Phillip was in for another battering.
 

     T&T did manage a couple of attempts on goal in the first half however. Striker
     Kenwyne Jones, T&T's lone scorer against the Americans, had a right foot attempt
     easily taken by goalkeeper Andrew Lonergan which brought some applause from the
     few die-hard local supporters.
 

     Jones then had T&T's best attempt of the match, forcing Lonergan to push his powerful
     shot for a corner kick. But when England went ahead through Stefan Moore in the 39th
     minute, after a T&T attack broke down, the down-hill slide began.
 

     On 62 minutes Simon Johnson squared from the right for Moore to easily tap home
     from close up.
     Eight minutes later Phillips was left picking up the pieces a third time when Marvin
     Brown flicked on Lionel Morgan's right side cross into the goal.
 

     Moore netted his third item in the 74th minute against a disorganised T&T defence.
     Down 4-0 at that stage local coach Adegboybe Onigbinde surely would have hoped
     for something better from his team in the remaining minutes. However, there was no
     change in play.
 

     Substitute Marvin Brown, put the visitors 5-0 ahead in the 86th minute, and just before
     the end, after Moore's shot came off the left post, Den Murusad raced in to put the
     rebound over the line. Fortunately for T & T referee Noel Bynoe blew for an earlier
     foul.
 

     T & T will now hope for a much improved performance tomorrow against Mexico,
     who defeated the US 1-0 in the other match last night.