Tiger Tanks Club Sando are into the 2023 Concacaf Caribbean Club Shield semifinals after playing unbeaten through the group stage. Sando confirmed their place in the knockout stage yesterday with a 3-0 win over Aruban champions, SV Dakota at the SKNFA Technical Centre in Basseterre, Saint Kits and Nevis.
Flanker Kevon Williams put the Trinidad and Tobago Professional Football League (TTPFL) outfit ahead in the 12th minute, while second half items by forward Nicholas Dillon and substitute Isaiah Thompson sealed the victory.
Coach Cornell Glen’s troops have scored 16 unanswered goals in three matches at the 2023 Caribbean Club Shield so far. Dillon leads all scorers with four goals while Real Gill and Ezekiel Kesar have three apiece.
Club Sando will now battle Martinique’s Golden Lion from 7pm in Friday’s semifinal round with the winner qualifying automatically for a place in the Concacaf Caribbean Cup competition.
The Golden Lion also managed a 100% record in their group with 15 goals scored and one conceded from just two matches.
Club Sando: 1.Denzil Smith (GK); 6.Nicholas Thomas, 37.Josiah Trimmingham (captain) (17.Joshua Ragoo 85), 29.Seon Thomas, 4.Shervohnez Hamilton (5.Ronald Charles 65); 22.Luke Phillip (39.Kanye Francis 65), 12.Michael Basdeo; 11.Kevon Williams (33.Isaiah Thompson 65), 10.Real Gill, 18.Ezekiel Kesar; 36.Nicholas Dillon.
Unused substitutes: 25.Miles Goodman (GK), 8.Jabari Forbes, 13.Kadeem Corbin, 14.Josiah Cooper, 16.Alvin Jones.
Coach: Cornell Glen
Concacaf Caribbean Shield
(Tuesday 8 August)
Club Sando 3 (Kevon Williams 12, Nicholas Dillon 60, Isaiah Thompson 82), SV Dakota 0
Solidarité-Scolaire 1 (Foggea Sael 4), SWA Sharks FC 1 (Christopher Louisy 20)
(Sunday 6 August)
Club Sando 9 (Nicholas Dillon 17, 19, 41, Jabari Forbes 34, Real Gill 45+2, 64, 90, Ezekiel Kesar 47, Luke Phillip 55), SWA Sharks FC 0 at SKNFA Technical Centre
SV Dakota 1 (Ricky Marte 61), Solidarité-Scolaire 0
(Friday 4 August)
Club Sando 4 (Kadeem Corbin 51, Ezekiel Kesar 61, 79, Isaiah Thompson 87), Solidarité-Scolaire 0
SV Dakota 2 (Cristian Peña 40, Richard De Souza 55), SWA Sharks FC 0