In the first round of CONCACAF Group G – Women’s Under 2022, Canada crushed Saint Cristobal 7-0. The home team’s goals were scored by Nikaela Small (8′ 1T and 32′ 1T), Olivia Smith (16′ 1T and 29′ 1T, free kick), Holly Ward (20′ 1T and 43′ 1T) and Brooklyn Courtnal (43 ‘2T).
It was Canada’s brilliant match, 29 minutes into the first half, that moved the scoreboard thanks to Olivia Smith. The striker scored a superb goal that will forever remain in football history, after executing a superb free kick from distance. The ball was placed firmly and accurately on the left post. Amazing power and accuracy!
Player of the match was Olivia Smith. The Canadian striker scored two goals and hit the opposite goal 6 times.
One of the main players was Nikhaila Small. The Canadian midfielder scored two goals and went to the opposite goal 3 times.
It was a close match with errors on both sides. There was only one card, in the 92nd minute of the second half, Kayla Odenberg received a yellow card.
Canada coach Cindy Tay suggested a 4-3-3 formation with Sierra Giorgio in goal. Mia Panti, Vivien Bisset, Zoe Burns and Annika Leslie in the defensive line; Nikhaila Small, Simi Ojo and Florian Gord are in the middle; Olivia Smith, Keira Millenhurst and Holly Ward are in the attack.
For his part, Earl Jones took the field with a 5-3-2 formation with Solleessh Rawlins under the three sticks. Ianla Bailey Williams, Kristi Ann Mills, Trishani Warner, Eve Richards and Glencia Bates in defense; Chloe Odenberg, Kayla Odenberg and Eli Stokes in the half field; And Ghara Claxton and Zonia Marshall are in the lead.
Marie Pinseau was the referee for the match at Pan American Stadium.
Canada’s next match in the tournament will be against El Salvador, while St. Kitts host Trinidad and Tobago.
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