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CanWNT won opener at Concacaf W Championship by dominating Trinidad and Tobago

CanWNT won opener 6-0 at

GUADALUPE, MEX – The CanWNT won opener and got off to a great start by winning their opening group stage game against Trinidad and Tobago by dominating them 6-0.

The CanWNT won opener 6-0 at Estadio BBVA

A Good Start for CanWNT

Five minutes into the first half we had yet to see a shot on target as it looked like both teams were trying to figure each other out. Christine Sinclair who made the start today for Canada got the first shot on target three minutes later from just outside the box but their goalkeeper Kimika Forbes was able to make the save as the ball deflected into her hands.

Canada started pressing and in the 13-minute, Deanne Rose had a great scoring opportunity as she tried to deflect a shot from Janine Beckie but again Forbes was able to hold on and grab the ball to make the save. Two minutes later Sinclair had another great chance to open the scoring but her shot rang off the post and stayed out.

In the 24-minute, Beckie got her first shot on target but again was denied by Forbes who made a big save blocking the ball with her hand. Two minutes later Sinclair finally struck gold as she was able to head a cross from Ashley Lawrence into the back of the net to make it 1-0 for Canada.

In the 30-minute, Sinclair was taken down in the box and the ref decided to go to VAR after a review, she determined it was a penalty kick and Jessie Fleming’s shot went right off the crossbar and stayed out. Rose tested Forbes in the 45-minute but again Forbes made a stellar save.

Beckie thought she scored two minutes later when she got an amazing pass from Sinclair at the side of the net and was able to put it in but the offside flag went up. The first half finished with Canada up by one.

CanWNT dominate Trinidad

Canada continued to dominate in possession early into the second half as they looked hungry for more and continued to build on a one-sided first half. In the 58-minute, Beverly Priestman made four changes bringing in Alysha Chapman, Julia Grosso, Jordan Huietema, and Adriana Leon looking for some fresh legs.

Grosso doubled Canada’s lead in the 67-minute as she got a quick pass from Huitema and beat Forbes on her opposite side. It was her first international goal (yes, Grosso scored the game-winner in penalties, to win Olympic gold, but it did not count as an international goal). Priestman made her fifth change in the 73-minute bringing in Bianca St George for Jayde Riviere. Grosso scored her second of the game in the 78-minute when she got the ball and fired it from up close to make it 3-0 for Canada.

Fleming made it 4-0 in the 84-minute after she got an amazing pass from Beckie and with a quick shot from inside the box into the back of the net. Three minutes later, Beckie got on the scoresheet thanks to a pass from Grosso and again beat Forbes to make it 5-0.

Huitema made it 6-0 in the first minute of added time, this time by getting the pass from Beckie and firing it into the net with a quick strike. After three minutes of added time, the final whistle blew and Canada had won their first group game with a dominating performance.

Next Game for the CanWNT

The CanWNT will be back in action on Friday as they will face Panama looking to book their spot in the World Cup next year with one more win. The game takes place at 10:00 p.m. ET on July 8. It will be shown live on OneSoccer and also on tape delay nationally on CBC.

Photo Credit: Canada Soccer on July 6, 2022, as seen above on Twitter.



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