PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad - The losing is over for Trinidad
and Tobago coach Leo Beenhakker after his team scored a workmanlike
4-0 victory over Bermuda on Wednesday night.
Three goals in a 20-minute span of the second half sealed the
match for the home team, which is preparing for a World Cup
qualifier against Panama on June 4 at the same Hasely Crawford
Beenhakker earned his first win in charge of the Warriors, who
lost his previous two outings 2-1 to local club North-East Stars,
and 1-0 to Peruvian champions Alianza Lima.
The visitors, a late replacement for El Salvador, which was
unable to travel because of a Hurricane threat, got off to poor
start when Kentoine Jennings slid his clearing effort into his net
after 34 minutes.
Before that, the home side looked disinterested in scoring,
although it created several promising openings. The chief culprit
was Stern John, whose touch and control deserted him time and
But one minute into the second half, Kenwayne Jones, the
Southampton striker, slid a shot past a stunned Nigel Burgess in
goal, beating the keeper with a well-placed shot at the near post
after running on to a pass from Carlos Edwards.
Five minutes later, the score was upped to 3-0 when defender
Dennis Lawrence knocked a loose ball over the line from close
John finally got it right in the 65th minute when he lobbed a
The teams will play again Friday night.