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Barbados U-15 roll to big win over Antigua

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The Bajan girls in action at home before heading off to Florida for the CONCACAF Under-15 Championship.

After pulling a draw and a narrow loss in their first two games at the 2018 CONCACAF Under-15 Girls Championship, the Barbados girls have secured a second place finish in Zone D with a rousing win over Antigua and Barbuda. Playing at the IMG Academy in Florida earlier today, the Bajan lasses blasted three unanswered goals past their opponents to see them to four points in the group.

Coming up 0-0 against Curacao in their opening game and going down only by one goal in the dying minutes of their clash with Bermuda, the Barbados girls were on fire in their latest match-up. Breaking the deadlock late in the first half, Kerisha Catlyn pounced on a loose ball and ran through two defenders before putting a right-booted floater over the Antiguan keeper in the 31st minute.

At the beginning of the second half, Caitlin Padmore made it 2-0 in the 37th minute when she put away a beautiful free-kick. Getting fouled about 30 yards from the box, Padmore lobbed the ball to see it drop just under the cross-bar and over the outstretched arms of the custodian.

The final nail was struck in the coffin in the 40th minute when Asha Stevenson was fed an amazing through ball from Padmore that split the midfield and most of the defence. Running from the centre and picking up the ball with a defender breathing down her neck, Stevenson put two touches on the ball before easily slotting the ball to the keeper's right.

After tying with Curacao on four points, Barbados' superior goal-difference have seen them winning a play-off spot against the Zone E winners, Cayman Islands. That match is set for 11:00 AM tomorrow.

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