#CONCACAFQualifiers: Guyana Thrash Bahamas, SVG Earn Convincing Win

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Guyana rebounded from their drubbing to Trinidad and Tobago in their first game to thrash the Bahamas 4-0 on Tuesday evening and gather their first points of the CONCACAF qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Only one up at half-time at Estadio Olímpico Félix Sánchez in Santo Domingo, the Jaguars produced a strong second-half surge to crush the Bahamians in the Group F contest.

Terence Vancooten, who plays for English League Two side Stevenage scored in the eighth minute, a margin that remained intact until the break.

The floodgates opened afterward, however, the United Kingdom-based Kadell Daniel doubling his side’s advantage in the 54th minute before 17-year-old Omari Glasgow came off the bench in the 70th minute to find the back of the nets five minutes later.

Israel-based Emery Welshman capped off the scoring in the 81st minute as Guyana moved to three points but remained third behind leaders St Kitts and Nevis (6 points) and Trinidad and Tobago (4 points).

St Vincent and the Grenadines also picked up their first points when they brushed aside the British Virgin Islands 3-0 in Group C at the Ergilio Hato Stadium in Willemstad.

United States-based Oalex Anderson put the Vincentians ahead in the 10th minute before Zidane Sam added a second ten minutes later.

Up 2-0 at the half, SVG never got their third until four minutes from the end when 82nd-minute substitute Azinho Solomon netted in the closing stages.

Meanwhile, there were crushing 5-0 victories for Bermuda and Belize who made light work of Bermuda and Turks and Caicos Islands respectively.

In Group B at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, Bermuda was propelled by a brace from Kane Crichlow, currently on the books at English Championship side Watford.

He opened the scoring in the 36th minute and capped it off in the 80th, with Jaylon Bather, captain Dante Leverock and 62nd-minute substitute Knory Scott netting in between.

And in Group E at the Estadio Panamericano in San Cristobal, Belize got a double from Carlos Bernárdez who scored on either side of the break, to run easy winners.

Hosts Grenada were also in winner’s row in Group A, Saydrel Lewis’s goal in the 33rd minute breaking the deadlock with US Virgin Islands at the Kirani James Athletics Stadium while Barbados edged Anguilla 1-0 through a late 81st-minute strike from Emile Saimovici in their Group D fixture in the Dominican Republic.

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