Bajan girls hold mighty Cuba to 0–0 draw

CONCACAF Girls U17

Caitlin Padmore (no.10) of Barbados trying to maintain control of the ball while being engaged by a Cuban player during their CONCACAF Girls U17 Qualifying Championship match at Leonora (Orlando Charles photo)

A dogged defensive display earned Barbados a 0-0 draw with Caribbean heavyweight Cuba, when the CONCACAF Girls U17 Football Qualifying Championship continued yesterday at the National Track and Field Centre, Leonora.

Gabriella Lopez, assistant coach of Barbados, during the post-match press conference said, “We didn’t get the win but I am fairly happy with the result. We were under pressure for most of the game but the girls fought hard.”

Meanwhile Cuba coach Lazaro Alfonso via a translator, said, “It was a good game but the principal of the game is to score goals and we didn’t. We dominated the game, had opportunities but unfortunately we didn’t score.”….

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