Posted on July 9, 2011
The Bahamas became the first CONCACAF team to clinch a spot in the next round of World Cup qualifying by recording a 6-0 victory over Turks & Caicos in a preliminary round match on Saturday.
The Bahamas, which rolled to a 4-0 victory in the first leg of the series, won on aggregate goals, 10-0.
Lesly St. Fleur struck for the final five goals on Saturday, including four in the second half, after Demont Mitchell tallied in the second minute.
St. Fleur found the back of the net in the 17th, 64th, 73rd, 86th and 90th minutes.
Turks & Caicos has been blanked in seven of its eight qualifiers.
The win improved the Bahamas’ all-time qualifying record to 4-5-3 while Turks & Caicos fell to 1-8, having been outscored 33-2.
BOth teams did not participate in the 2010 Digicel Caribbean Cup, which was the qualifying tournament for this year’s CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Categories: Caribbean, Turks and Caicos Islands, World Cup Qualifying
Tags: CONCACAF Gold Cup, Digicel Caribbean Cup, World Cup qualifying