Guyana’s men hockey team yesterday suffered a huge defeat in their bronze medal match against Trinidad and Tobago in this year’s Central American and Caribbean Games (CAC) in Colombia.
The Twin-Island Republic took the bronze medal and the match by a 5-0 margin to extinguish Guyana’s hopes of capturing another medal at this year’s Games.
Four of the five goals scored were either penalty strokes or corners with Tariq Marcano recording the first in the second minute while Kwan Browne netted the second, six minutes later to send Guyana 0-2 down early on.
The bronze medallists, however, had to wait until the last quarter to net their next three goals which came in the 51st, 52ndand 56thminutes courtesy of Mickell Pierre, Browne and Shaquille Daniel, respectively.
It was a disappointing end to the tournament for the locals who endured an agonising 0-1 semi-final lost to Cuba a few days ago.
Meanwhile, the women’s team finished seventh after notching up their first win of the tournament by narrowly defeating Guatemala by a 1-0 margin.
Striker Gabriella Xavier’s sixth-minute shot separated the two teams in that contest.