Men – Canada vs. Trinidad & Tobago (4 -2)
Prior to the match, Dave JAMESON was recognized for his 150 International Cap for Canada. Ironically, sister Steph Jameson celebrated her 150th Cap yesterday. It was a great milestone for both Jameson’s shared by many family and friends on the home turf.
Canada enjoyed a great start to the match. Pushed back on their heels, Trinidad and Tobago defended with numbers to keep Canada off the board.
Canada earned their first penalty corner in the 6th minute. Scott TUPPER ripped a drag flick just wide of the right post.
In the 11th minute Canada earned their second corner. This time TUPPER put the ball into the onion bag to give Canada the early lead.
Dave JAMESON showed his offensive prowess by putting Canada ahead in the 27th minute with a field goal. The score at half time was Canada 2 – T & T 0.
Canada continued to take the game to the opposition in the second half. They scored five minutes in from field play. A hard shot on net from Gabbar SINGH provided a rebound for Philip WRIGHT to give Canada a 3-0 lead.
Ian SMYTH netted his second goal of the tournament in the 40th minute from field play, giving Canada a comfortable lead.
T&T struck back within seconds of SMYTH’s goal from field play. A scramble in front of Canadian keeper Antoni KINDLER lead to the first goal that Canada conceded during the tournament.
An invigorated T&T team continued to bring the game to Canada and were awarded a suspect penalty stroke in the 57th minute. Atiba WHITTINGTON of T&T beat KINDLER to bring the visitors within two goals.
Canada tightened up their defence and didn’t allow any further field opportunities for T&T. The score ended 4:2 in Canada’s favour.
DNP: DAVE CARTER, GORDIE JOHNSTON, DEVOHN TEXEIRA