Posted on August 23, 2012
COUVA, Trinidad – Caledonia AIA squandered an opportunity to pick up three points en route to a scoreless tie with Marathon in Group 4 in the CONCACAF Champions League on Wednesday night.
Caledonia (0-1-1, one) registered its first CCL point, leaving the Trinidad & Tobago and Honduras sides with one point apiece, two behind the Seattle Sounders (1-0-0, three). Marathon (0-1-1) also has one point.
Manuel Koesseian made his debut as Marathon coach as he replaced Ramon Maradiaga last Friday.
the match had few quality opportunities until late in the final half.
Mitchell Brown. who scored three goals in Saturday’s 3-2 win over Real Espana, Marathon’s first victory of the season, had the best opportunity as he placed a diving header off the right post in the 58th minute.
Caledonia had its best opportunities in the final half, twice in the first five minutes on plays that developed off the left side. Walter Moore ran onto a diagonal ball, touched it into the area but pulled his left-footed effort wide of the far post in the 48th minute.
In the 51st minute, Trevin Caesar had a touch just inside the area before sending his drive wide of the left post.
Kerlon Ferguson came even closer in the 74th minute, volleying a cross from the middle of the area and sending it wide of the left post by inches. Caledonia had three more chances, two by Cornelious Stewart and one by Conrad Smith that went just high or wide.
Caledonia, which will kick off its T&T Pro season in 2 1/2 weeks, played without Trinidad international midfielder Densill Theobald, who reportedly has returned to the club for a fifth time but is awaiting paperwork to become eligible. He is expected for next week’s home match against Seattle.
Categories: Caribbean, Central America, Champions League, Honduras, Trinidad and Tobago
Tags: anuel Kosseian, Caledonia AIA, CONCACAF Champions League, Marathon, Mitchell Brown, Ramon Maradiaga, Trevin Casear