Martinique crush BVI to launch Caribbean Cup
LE LAMENTIN, Martinique, CMC – Hosts Martinique annihilated 10-man British Virgin Islands 16-0 to launch the 2012 Caribbean Football Union’s Caribbean Cup with fanfare here Wednesday.
Playing at the Stade Georges-Gratian, 24-year-old striker Kevin Parsemain netted six times to help the French side crush the BVI.
In the other game of the Group Three doubleheader, Suriname wasted little time in disposing of Montserrat 7-1.
Parsemain was supported by braces from Stephane Abaul and Jordy Delem, while Gerald Dondon, Steve Gustan, Jacky Berdix, Djenhael, Gaetan Sidney and Alex Balmy grabbed a goal each.
Martinique led 7-0 at the half-time whistle and pumped in nine goals in the second half after Jevone Demming got his marching orders for a deliberate hand ball in the 52nd minute.
In the opening contest, Giovanni Waal and Stefano Rijssel netted doubles to underscore Suriname’s domination.
Romano Sordam, Jurmen Vallei and Giovanni Drenthe also got on the scoresheet for the Surinamese.
Waal opened the scoring in the third minute and added the second in the 11th before Sordam put his side 3-0 up in the 16th minute. Rijssel’s brace came in the last five minutes of the game.
The group continues today and concludes on Sunday.