CONCACAF says Guadeloupe completed their campaign for promotion to League A by finishing first in Group A of League B in the 2023-24 CONCACAF Nations League on Sunday.
CONCACAF said Sint Maarten secured their stay in League B with an away victory at Saint Lucia. Saint Kitts and Nevis will be relegated to League C for the following edition after ending last in the group, CONCACAF said.
Guadeloupe vs. Saint Kitts and Nevis
Guadeloupe earned a 5-0 victory over Saint Kitts and Nevis at the Sainte-Anne Municipal Stadium in Sainte-Anne, Guadeloupe, CONCACAF said.
“Matthias Phaeton struck on frame in the 11’ but was denied by Saint Kitts and Nevis goalkeeper Julani Archibald,” it said. “Phaeton opened the scoring in the 19’ after dribbling past defenders into the left side of the box and striking a right-footed attempt into the back netting.
“Raheem Somersall of Saint Kitts and Nevis had a good look following a corner kick in the 41’, but his attempt was just high of the mark,” CONCACAF added.
It said Guadeloupe’s Jordan Leborgne “hit tried his luck from the edge of the penalty area in the 42’ but the hit was just wide.
“Marcus Coco then had one of the final attempts of the first half in the 45’ but was blocked by Archibald,” CONCACAF said.
It said Archibald’s form continued into the second half with a stop in the 50’ on Jerome Roussillon, who struck from around the penalty marker.
CONCACAF said Tairyk Arconte extended the lead to 2-0 in the 74’ after converting on a second chance from a corner kick opportunity.
Kilian Bevis added a third in the 76’ following a counter on an interception from Phaeton, CONCACAF said, adding that Roussillon struck just outside the box in the 80’ thanks to hold-up play by Arconte.
CONCACAF said Roussillon “returned the favor with a long-range assist to Arconte in the 90’ as the latter completed his brace for a 5-0 final.”
Saint Lucia vs. Sint Maarten
Sint Maarten took a 2-1 against Saint Lucia at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground in Gros Islet, Saint Lucia, CONCACAF said.
It said the local side was “aggressive early on”, with Caniggia Elva striking in the 3’, but Sint Maarten goalkeeper Tyrell Richardson “got his hands on it to deflect the shot.”
CONCACAF said Saint Lucia’s Terell Thomas headed in the opening goal in the 17’ off a corner kick from Kurt Frederick that took a friendly bounce inside the box.
“Sint Maarten striker Gerwin Lake tried the spectacular with an effort from near midfield in the 17’ but was denied by the crossbar,” CONCACAF said.
It said Lake had another effort from outside the box in the 23’ but was denied by “the hands of Vino Barclett.”
CONCACAF said Sint Maarten finally broke through with the equalizer in the 38’, “as Chovanie Amatkarijo put the finishing touch on a buildup.”
It said Lake extended the lead for the visitors in the 57’ with a dribble into the box and the power hit past Barclett.
CONCACAF said Malik St. Prix “nearly tied it” in the 74’, but his attempt in the box went high of the crossbar.
Barclett had a pair of saves to deny T-Shawn Illidge at the 90’ and Elmer De Vries in stoppage time, CONCACAF said.
It said St. Prix had one last header to equalize, but was denied by Richardson as Sint Maarten secured their stay in League B.