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SWA Sharks Win At Concacaf Caribbean Shield

Callum Park (second right) being congratulated by his teammates after scoring the TCI's first goal.

The Turks and Caicos continues to write sporting history over the last few days, the latest being SWA Sharks, who play their wares in the (TCIFA) Premier Leaguer, chalking up the country’s first ever international club win, when they defeated Real Rincon of Bonaire 3-1 in Puerto Rico on Tuesday.

The goals were courtesy of 17-year-old Callum Park, Junior Paul and Jeff Beljour.

It was a dream start for SWA Sharks, as they took a 1-0 lead in the 4’ when a long-range free kick from Park bounced over the GK and into net. The TCI outfit then doubled their lead to 2-0 when Paul finished off a counterattack in the 50’ with a right-footed shot. The advantage was then extended to 3-0 via another counterattack in the 66’ that was polished off by Beljour.

Real Rincon would land a consolation goal in the 78’ courtesy of Gurdney Celestijn, whose initial penalty attempt was spectacularly saved by the TCI custodian Pendieno Brooks, but Celestijn would turn in the rebound to complete the 3-1 scoreline.

In other sporting events, the TCI’s Tanesia Gardiner set a new national record in the long jump at the Carifta Track and Field Championships, held in Jamaica over the Easter. At the Carifta Swimming Championships in Barbados, the TCI mined gold for the first time through Jayden Davis. Davis won two gold and two silver.

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