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Coach: We don’t have a piece of grass

Coach: We don’t have a piece of grass

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Seamus McCarthy, coach of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Women’s Football squad is bemoaning the absence of a field for training. The unavailability of that basic facility hindered the team’s preparation for the last Gold Cup campaign, which ended in Trinidad last week. The Vincentians secured victories over Grenada 5-0, and Dominica 2-0.{{more}}

They however went under to home team Trinidad and Tobago 4-1. McCarthy, speaking at the Football Federation’s office last Monday recounted the difficulty his squad faced as they prepared for the tournament.

The coach mused over the problem of field space and outlined: “We don’t have a piece of grass where we could go and be ready.”

McCarthy looked forward to the Women’s Under-20 assignment carded for next year and looked at the shortage of playing fields as a “genuine problem.”

McCarthy congratulated the squad and was of the view that “the team has done well.”

Also at Monday’s press briefing were manager Deborah King, and goalkeeper Elizabeth Caruth/Matthews.

The Vincentians found a consistent striker with Ava Robinson. She scored in the 24th minute against Dominica, 89th against Trinidad and Tobago and in the fourth against Grenada.

She was supported in the goal haul by Asha Richardson in 79th minute against Dominica, and in the 56th and 79th against Grenada. Casi Anne Cupid converted in the ninth and 85th minutes against Grenada.

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