Corrales nabs five in El Salvador's rout of Anguilla

February 7, 2008

MIAMI, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Rudis Corrales scored five goals as El Salvador crushed Anguilla 12-0 in their CONCACAF World Cup first round qualifying match on Wednesday, while Belize picked up their first win in the competition.

El Salvador, who appeared in the 1970 and 1982 World Cup finals, were 4-0 up at the break before going on an eight goal rampage in the second half, which all but ensures they will meet Panama in the next round of qualifying.

Corrales struck twice in the first half, along with two goals from Shawn Martin while the second half blitz featured a Ronald Cerritos hat-trick and three more goals from Corrales.

Belize beat St.Kitts and Nevis 3-1 in their first-leg game played in Guatemala City.

Deon McCalauy put Belize ahead in the sixth minute only for Gerard Williams to pull one back for St.Kitts and Nevis just seven minutes later.

Goals from Harrison Rochez and another McCalauy effort made sure of the win, which sets up Belize well for the return leg on March 26 - the winners will face Mexico.

Netherlands Antilles enjoyed a surprise 1-0 victory at Nicaragua thanks to a 16th minute strike from Anton Jongsman.

Turks and Caicos Islands beat St.Lucia 2-1 with goals from David Lowery and Gavin Clinton while Antigua and Barbuda ran out 3-0 winners at Aruba.

Dominica and Barbados drew 1-1 in their first-leg game - the eventual winners of that tie will face the United States in June.