1-1 World Cup

Trinidad and Tobago’s Khaleem Hyland scored in the 89th minute to cancel out a second-half header by Honduras captain Carlos Pavon and force a 1-1 World Cup qualifying draw on Saturday.

The result left the Soca Warriors with two points from their first two CONCACAF final round matches after last month’s 2-2 draw in El Salvador, while Honduras earned its first point after a loss to Costa Rica.

Neither side established any dominance in a disjointed opening half in which Trinidad appeared to miss the calming presence of veteran skipper Dwight Yorke, one of three regulars out suspended.

Despite repeatedly good work from Carlos Edwards down the right flank it was Honduras which earned the first real chance in the 24th minute. Julio De Leon latched onto Maynor Figueroa’s long pass but cleared both goalkeeper Jan Michael Williams and the bar with his lob.

The Catrachos should have opened the scoring in the first minute after the break when unmarked captain Carlos Pavon missed a close-range header. He made up for it four minutes later, in the 50th, when a Ramon Nunez corner was punched weakly by Williams straight to Pavon, who headed the ball back past the stranded goalkeeper to silence the Hasely Crawford Stadium crowd.

One Response to "1-1 World Cup"

  1. Diler  March 31, 2009 at 7:30 am

    it was good to tie the game but is bery sad that at the last minute u guys let them tie the game u almost have the game win so keep it up an i hope u win on wednesday vs mexico GOOD LUCK..

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