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St. Lucia whips Dominica in final Group game

By Garvin Richards-Gros Islet, St. Lucia

Dominica crashed out of the Concacaf Nations League after being beaten by 2 goals against St Lucia in their final Group C Match on Monday at the Darren Sammy National Stadium in St Lucia.

Dominica entered the match unable to qualify for the next round, but were looking to avenge last year’s defeat to St Lucia at the Windsor Park.

National Head Coach Ellington Sabin, coaching in his first match as Head Coach,  handed senior debuts to Mosiah Bonney and Jervani Xavier as Dominica gave a good account of themselves in the first 15 minutes of the match.

But despite the good start it was St Lucia getting on the score sheet first as Gregson President pounced on a loose pass in the back and put St Lucia infront 1-nil in the 18th minute of play.

Kurt Frederick doubled the advantage in the 40th minute as St Lucia pounced again on another mistake at the back to take a 2-nil lead into the half.

Kurt Frederick then put the match out of reach in the 61st minute scoring his 2nd goal of the match to put St Lucia 3-nil up.

Dominica made a few substitutions after and the changes brought a goal.

Briel Thomas scored from the penalty spot after substitute Felix Anselm was fouled in the box.

But there was not enough time to pull off the comeback.

Dominica went down 3-1.

Final Group C Point Standings

St Lucia – 12 points
Dominica – 2 points
Anguilla – 2 points

Dominica Group C Results 

Anguilla – 0
Dominica – 0 

Dominica  – 1 
Anguilla – 1

St Lucia – 1
Dominica – 0 

St Lucia – 3
Dominica – 1

Dominica finishes the tournament with two draws and two losses.

With the win Saint Lucia joins Puerto Rico as the only other team in the  Concacaf Nations League to finish with a perfect record, 

St Lucia will now be promoted to  League B and have also qualified to the 2023 Gold Cup Prelims this summer.