St Kitts relegated following Guadeloupe drubbing
MIAMI, USA (CMC) — St Kitts and Nevis were inflicted with a 5-0 drubbing by Guadeloupe to suffer relegation from League B of the Concacaf Nations League.
Playing away to the French Caribbean side on Sunday, the visitors were undone by a second-half brace from Taïryk Arconte (74th, 90th), while Matthias Phaeton (19th), Kilian Bevis (76th) and Jérôme Roussillon (80th) added strikes.
The result saw St Kitts finish bottom of Group A with four points from one win, one draw, and four losses from their six games.
In contrast, Guadeloupe, who were upset 2-1 by St Lucia last month, finished top of the group on 15 points to earn promotion to League A.
Phaeton opened the scoring with a brilliant solo effort down the left before finishing with his right foot to give Guadeloupe a 1-0 lead at the break.
The floodgates opened in the second half, however, with 62nd-minute substitute Arconte doubling his side’s lead when he drilled home a loose ball in the box following a corner, while Bevis — a 75th-minute substitute — added the third moments later courtesy of Phaeton’s enterprise on the left.
Roussillon then unleashed a thunderous long-range strike after being teed up nicely by Arconte, who then put the exclamation mark on the result when he held off defenders to produce a low finish from the centre of the box.
In the other game played in the group, hosts St Lucia suffered a surprise 2-1 defeat to Sint Maarten at Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium but still finished second on 10 points.