Posted on September 27, 2012
SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras – In two teams that already had been eliminated from the CONCACAF Champions League, Marathon registered a 2-1 victory over Caledonia AIA on Wednesday night.
Harrison Rochez and Jonathan Reyes struck for second-half goals for the winners. Reyes broke a 1-1 deadlock in the 81st minute as he took a deflected bal and put it over Glenroy Samuel.
It was the Hondurans’ side first win of the group stage and gave the host move into sole possession of second place with one match remaining. Marathon closes out its Champions League with a match against quarterfinal-bound Seattle Sounders in Seattle on Oct. 24.
The Trinidad & Tobagan side ended its participation in the competition, earning one point in four games.
Rochez put Marathon in front in the 53rd minute, putting home a rebound of Cristhian Altamirano’s shot from the edge of the six-yard box.
Tulio Vega appeared to double the lead in the 65th minute, taking advantage of on a rebound, but he was ruled offside.
Three minutes after he had a shot blocked by a defender, Jamal Gay struck for Caledonia. Abdallah Phillips started the scoring sequence by winning the ball from Kevin Espionza in the Marathon defensive third. He raced into the penalty area and cut the ball back to Gay, who fired home a 12-yard shot in the 72nd minute.
Categories: Caribbean, Central America, Champions League, Honduras, Trinidad and Tobago
Tags: Caldeonia AIA, CONCACAF Champions League, Marathon