The Turks and Caicos Islands Beach Soccer Team narrowly lost the final game of their three-match international friendly at the TCI Field on Sunday, losing 4-5 in the final game.
The outcome of Sunday’s game enabled Canada to end the three-match series 2-1. Canada, in the first game on Friday, got the better of the TCI 7-5, but in the second encounter the TCI came away 6-4 winners.
Peter Christidis was named Most Valuable Player for Canada, while Makenson Cadet was voted Most Valuable Player for the TCI Team. Both players were adjudged to have had the most impact on the field for their respective teams.
Christidis and Milos Scepanovic each scored a brace for Canada, with Josh Kiselyow scoring the other. Billy Forbes netted a double for TCI, while Cadet and Herby Magby netting one goal each.
TCI chased the game in the first half having to come from behind twice to end the first third 2-2.
Canada wasted no time in the second third, breaking the deadlock seconds after the whistle was blown. However, the TCI roared back by not only tying the game, but also registering the go-ahead goal. But before the whistle to signal the end of that stanza was blown, the guests had tied the game, to end the second third 4-4.
The final third was the most intense, with both teams exhibiting fierce attacking but strong defensive plays. It was Canada, however, that broke deadlock. Undaunted, the TCI pressed hard for the equalizer, coming agonizingly close to finding it on a few occasions, but was never to be.
Sonia Fulford-Missick, President of the Turks and Caicos Islands Football Association (TICFA) expressed gratitude to the Canadian Team for accepting the invitation to engage TCI in the thee-match series. From all indications, the TCI will host Canada again next year in a similar tournament.
Fulford-Missick also lauded the TCI team for what she deemed a scintillating display by them on the field.