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Waterhouse dumps Cale out CFU tourney
T&T’s lone remaining chance of having a representative in the 2014/2015 Concacaf Champions League came crashing to a halt on Tuesday night after Caledonia AIA suffered a humiliating 4-0 loss to Jamaica’s Waterhouse in their final Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Championship Group Two qualifier.
Going into the match at the Parc Nelson Stadium, Petit-Frere, Saint-Louis du Nord, Haiti, Caledonia, the CFU champion in 2012 needed to beat Waterhouse by a 2-0 margin after it drew 2-2 with Suriname’s Inter Moengotapoe on Sunday to improve to four points from two matches after blanking host club, Sportive de Mirebalais 3-0 in its opener on Friday.
Waterhouse, on the other hand, needed only a draw as it followed up its 4-0 thumping of Moengotapoe with a hard fought 2-1 win over Mirebalais.
But led by goals from Juvaune Benjamin, Romario Campbell, Kimorlie Brissett and Kenroy Howell, Waterhouse registered a resounding win over the T&T club which was after a third straight appearance in the CCL group stages to end with maximum nine points. Host Mirebalais ended on a high with a 2-1 win over Moengotapoe.
Over at the Harbour View Stadium, Jamaica, T&T striker Devorn Jorsling scored both goals as former Concacaf champions in 1978 and 1985, Defence Force, blanked Jamaica’s Harbour View—CFU winners in 2004 and 2007—2-0 in a match of no real interest in Group Three, as both teams were already eliminated from the tournament.
Moving onto the semifinals from the group was reigning four-time Guyana champions Alpha United, third placed finishers in 2011 on home soil, after it edged Harbour View 1-0 on Sunday to add to its 2-0 blanking of Defence Force, the reigning T&T champion, on Friday. Alpha now returns to the CCL for the first time since 2011.
And at the Estadio Juan Ramon, Bayamon, Puerto Rico, host club Bayamon FC topped Group One on goal-difference after a 1-1 draw with Guadeloupe’s Unite Saint-Rosienne.
With the drawn result, Bayamon, Unite Saint-Rosienne and Netherlands Antilles’ Centro Dominguito which blasted Bodden Town FC of Cayman Islands 4-2, all ended with five points.
However, Bayamon had a superior goal-difference of plus-five to Centro Dominguito’s plus-two, and Rosienne’s plus-one and advanced to the April 17 semifinals, where it will face Waterhouse while Alpha United meets automatic qualifier, Valencia FC of Haiti for a place in the final two days later.
At the end of the tournament, both finalist and third placed finisher will qualify to the 2014/2015 CCL.
Sunday’s CFU Club Championship results:
Group One (Bayamon, Puerto Rico):
Centro Dominguito 4 vs Bodden Town 2
Bayamon 1 vs Unite Saint Rose 1
Group Two (Petit-Frere, Saint-Louis du Nord, Hait):
Mirebalais 2 vs Inter Moengotapoe 1
Waterhouse 4 (Juvaune Benjamin, Romario Campbell, Kimorlie Brissett, Kenroy Howell) vs Caledonia 0
Group Three (Harbour View, Jamaica):
Defence Force 2 (Devorn Jorsling 2) vs Alpha United 0
Final CFU Qualifying Group standings:
Teams P W D L F A Pts
Bayamon 3 1 2 0 6 1 5
Centro Dominguito 3 1 2 0 4 2 5
Saint-Rose 3 1 2 0 2 1 5
Bodden Town 3 0 0 3 2 10 0
Waterhouse 3 3 0 0 10 1 9
Caledonia 3 1 1 1 5 6 4
Mirebalais 3 1 0 2 3 6
Moengotapoe 3 0 1 2 3 8 1
Alpha Utd 2 2 0 0 3 0 6
Defence Force 2 1 0 1 2 2 3
Harbour View 2 0 0 2 0 3 0