President of the Dominica Football Association, Glen Etienne, believes the defeat against Suriname on Thursday is a setback for the Dominica Senior Men’s National Team in Group D of the CONCACAF Nations League B.
The visitors opened the scoring in the seventh minute when midfielders Roscello Vlijter and Brian Elshot connected to find 19-year-old center forward, Gleofilo Vlijter inside the box.
Anfernee Frederick then tied things up for Dominica with a neat finish, but Vlijter, in the 91st minute, got his second of the match – giving the full three points and the momentary group lead to Suriname.
“Well it’s always a setback because a victory here would’ve put us right in the driving seat and maybe would’ve given the boys a lot more encouragement to play against St. Vincent,” Etienne said.
The DFA President says he’s hoping the boys can put this defeat behind them as they go up against St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Sunday.
“I’m hoping they can put this behind their backs on Sunday and play vigorous against St. Vincent and be victorious…we need to have a win in the next game,” he added.
Nicaragua and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines played to a 1-1 draw in Group C of League B.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines goal came in the 45+2’ for a 1-0 Vincy Heat lead. Oalex Anderson received the ball near the top of the box and breezed past the goalkeeper to collect his 13th international goal while a Nicaragua corner in the 87th minute would finally provide the equalizer, as Jamol Yorke would hit the ball into his own net.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines will host Dominica on Sunday, while Nicaragua will travel to Suriname.