Second half rally secures Cayman’s first win in CONCACAF W Championship

The Cayman Islands national senior women’s team got back to their winning ways this past Wednesday, during the CONCACAF W Championship.

Cayman made good on their opportunities against Grenada enroute to a 0-2 victory in their third group C match, held at the Kirani James Athletics Stadium in Grenada.

Prior to their meeting with Grenada, Cayman suffered two consecutive defeats to begin their bid at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

However, the Caymanian ladies proved why they went undefeated for over two years (2019-2021), when they earned a clean sheet over the Grenadians.

The first half of the game was filled with several goal-scoring opportunities by both teams. One of those chances at goal came in the 22nd minute after Cayman’s Molly Kehoe made a key pass to Serena Nelson, who fired the ball off target.

Nelson was later given a red card after getting into a skirmish with Grenada’s Carena Noel, who was also sent off just before halftime.

“The team was more settled [in the second half],” Martha Godet, director of the Cayman Islands Football Association women’s team said.

Settled and focused on bringing home the win, Kehoe again made a key pass, this time in the 53rd minute to Shayana Windsor, who broke Grenada’s defense and scored Cayman’s first goal of the championships.

Grenada tried several times to equalise. However, Cayman’s keeper Ericia Burke continued to deny her opposition throughout the match. Capping it off for Cayman, was Neesah Godet in the 85th minute with a shot that found the back of the net.

The Caymanian ladies are scheduled to face Jamaica at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex this Saturday, (April 9th), for their final qualifying match.

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