The senior Lady Tridents and the Under-17 national team got their feet wet in anticipation for next year with two friendly games against St Kitts and Nevis on Wednesday and Thursday.
Playing at the Barbados Football Association’s Wildey Turf, the national side got things off to a cracking start when they won the first encounter 3-1.
Kerisha Catlyn opened the scoring in the 13th minute, before Soraya Toppin-Herbert came back three minutes later to give the Tridents the advantage at the end of the first half.
As the second half rolled around, St Kitts’ Kshanta Mills pulled one back for her side in the 49th, before the fleet-footed Asha Stevenson gave the home side the victory in the 70th.
The next day, the girls ready and rearing to go, pulled off a 2-0 victory to end the event. Catlyn opened the scoring in the 11th minute and the game continued in that vein before Captain Shanice Stevenson deposited one in the 64th for the ladies.
Following the game, Shanice said while the opposition lacked in fitness, it was still a competitive game and gave them a marker to measure themselves going into the New Year.
“The St Kitts side was the seniors, Under-20 and Under-17, while our team was mainly Under-17s. The girls were unfit so it was not that challenging. However, we made some good passes and were able to outplay them in every aspect.
“The Under-17 girls have a lot of games to play next year starting very early, so they know right now what they need to work on from these two games that we played. All in all, it was still a competitive game because the senior team has been training. But it gave us a gage as to what we have to work on with regards to our fitness and team structure,” she said.