Trinidad and Tobago brought an end to Bermuda’s big dream of moving on to the group stages with a 2-0 win on the road on Sunday. After the Bermudans won the first leg 2-1 in Macoya, the whole island was hoping for more of the same in the return leg. All they got was a 2-0 loss as T&T move on to the next round through goals from Darryl Roberts and Stern John, which brought the aggregate to a slim 3-2 in favour of the Trinidadians.
The Soca Warriors will now meet the United States, Guatemala and Cuba in the next set of World Cup qualifiers. The 12 Round Two winners will contest Round Three, which consists of three round-robin, home-and-away groups of four teams with matches running from 20 August – 19 November 2008. The top two from each of the three groups will advance to the six-team CONCACAF Final Round scheduled for 11 February – 14 October 2009.
The top three teams from the CONCACAF Final Round in 2009 will automatically qualify for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™. CONCACAF’s fourth place finisher will play off with CONMEBOL’s fifth-place team in a home-and-away series for one of the last berths to the FIFA event.
T&T: – 1.Jan-Michael Williams, 5.Osei Telesford, 6.Dennis Lawrence, 4.Makan Hislop, Michael Edwards (2.Kern Cupid 64th), 7.Carlos Edwards, 8.Khaleem Hyland, 9.Aurtis Whitley (capt), 17.Keon Daniel, 10.Darryl Roberts (16.Stephan David 88th), Jerol Forbes (14.Stern John 46th).
Bermuda: – 1.Timmy Figureido, 8.Omar Shakir, 5.Kofi Dill, 2.Antonio Lowe, 3.Kevin Richards, 6.Mesach Wade, 17.Kwame Steede (9.Jemieko Jennings 67th), 10.Keishen Bean, 18.Khano Smith (14.Domico Coddington 78th), 7.Damon Ming, 16.John Barry Nusum (Stephen Astwood 52nd).
T&T 2 (Darryl Roberts 10th, Stern John 65th) v Bermuda 0