Dominica draws first blood against SVG

Captain Briel Thomas of Dominica
Captain of Dominica (white) Briel Thomas aims for goal-all photos by Clyde K Jno Baptiste of Nature Isle News (NIN) All rights reserved

The Dominica men’s senior national team came from one goal down in the first of two friendly internationals against St. Vincent & the Grenadines (SVG) to beat them 2-1.

SVG opened the scoring in the third minute of play through Malcolm Stewart but captain Briel Thomas got the equalizer for his team in the 14th minute through a beautiful header.

At halftime, the scores were leveled at 1-1 and both teams made several changes fighting to go in the lead. And when it appeared that the game was heading to a draw, Dominica made it 2-1 in the 87th minute through its overseas-based player Daryl Longdon who blasted a powerful left-footer that cannoned in the back of the net to the delight of the Dominican fans.

The second and final game will be played on Sunday, May 15, 2022, at 3 pm at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium.