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Bermuda fall to favourites Canada in Concacaf Under-17 Women’s Qualifiers

Bermuda suffered a 5-0 loss to a dominant Canada team in the Concacaf Under-17 W Qualifiers at the Estadio Olimpico Felix Sanchez in Dominican Republic yesterday.

In last night’s other group F match, Jamaica defeated the hosts 3-1 to give Bermuda a chance of advancing to the knockout stage of the tournament for the first time.

Bermuda, who had no shots on goal, defended well against the Canadians, who are battling with Jamaica for first place in the group. Canada will play Jamaica tomorrow while Bermuda will meet Dominican Republic for the third qualifying spot from the group.

Dominique Brown in the Bermuda goal was kept busy the entire 90 minutes, she and the defence doing well to keep the score at 0-0 until the fifteenth minute when Canada finally broke the deadlock with a deflected shot from Claire Logan that went in off the arms of Brown.

Canada, who beat Dominican Republic 10-0 in their opening match, had 14 shots on goal and forced 11 corners in the first 23 minutes of the match as they applied constant pressure.

Canada doubled their lead in the 39th minute when Jade Bordeleau scored with a simple side-foot effort from six yards after she was found unmarked with only Brown to beat.

A bad error by Brown resulted in the third Canada goal in the 43rd minute when a low shot from the edge of the box from Anna Hauer rolled through the arms and legs of the Bermuda goalkeeper.

First half stats showed Canada had 29 shots on goal, with 19 corners as they hit the framework three times.

Canada kept on the pressure in the second half, Bermuda again frustrating their opponents with some good defensive work as Canada had to wait until the 70th minute before adding their fourth goal when substitute Rosa Maalouf scored her fifth goal of the tournament.

Maalouf closed out the scoring with the fifth goal of the match in the 86th minute when, from a rare by Bermuda attack, Canada broke upfield with Maalouf running into the Bermuda half with three defenders in pursuit before she got off a shot that beat the advancing Brown.

Canada finished the match totally in control, earning 35 corners and having 42 shots on goal. However, following Jamaica’s win over Dominican Republic yesterday, Bermuda will advance with a positive result against the hosts.

Bermuda lost their opening match 7-0 to Jamaica on Sunday.


Canada: Logan 15, Bordeleau 39, Hauer 43, Maalouf 70, 86


Bermuda (5-4-1): D Brown ‒ A Easton (Sub: K Astwood 80min), K Gibbons, S Darrell, Z Anderson, C Lines (Sub: C Lugo-Elibox 80) ‒ R Pearman (Sub: B Pacheco), R Brangman (Sub: S Simmons 61), J Simmons, S Richardson ‒ A DaSilva. Substitutes not used: S Davies, D Simons, K Medeiros, J Simmons.

Canada (4-2-1-3): N Henning ‒ N Ingleton, J Okeke, Z Markesini (Sub: I Monck 46), E Ottey ‒ C Logan, F Roy ‒ A Hauer ‒ A Allen, J Bordeleau, R Watson (Sub: R Maalouf 63). Substitutes not used: C Lallier, M Archibald, J Gray, J Perrault.

Referee: M Cartagena (Guatemala)

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Published April 27, 2022 at 7:44 am (Updated April 27, 2022 at 7:44 am)

Bermuda fall to favourites Canada in Concacaf Under-17 Women’s Qualifiers

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