T & T women crushed by Canada in Concacaf Championship
Canada Captain Christine Sinclair fends off a challenge from Trinidad and Tobago's Victoria Swift during the Concacaf Women's Championship Group B contest at the BBVA Stadium in Monterrey on Tuesday. (Photo: Concacaf)

MONTERREY, Mexico (CMC) — Trinidad and Tobago fell 6-0 to the number six-ranked Canada in their Group B encounter of the Concacaf Women's Championship here on Tuesday night in a match that saw five goals scored in the final 23 minutes.

It was a slow start for the defending Olympic champion, but goals eventually came fast and furious against the Caribbean side which is ranked 76th in the world.

Trinidad and Tobago defenders had put up a fight that saw Canada holding only a 1-0 lead two-thirds through the match – thanks to a header by Captain Christine Sinclair in the 27th minute.

Canada had kept trying to add to their goal count in the second half, but the Trinidad and Tobago defensive line, led by goalkeeper Kimika Forbes, stood firm.

But, in the 67th minute, after a great collective play and a backheel pass from Jordyn Huitema, Julia Grosso managed to give her team the second goal of the night with a good finish for her first international goal.

She didn't stop there. In the 78th minute, she scored her second goal of the night, increasing the Canada lead to 3-0. Jessie Fleming then redeemed an earlier penalty miss and scored the fourth goal for Canada in the 84th minute.

After attacking all match, Janine Beckie made it 5-0 in the 86th minute and then played the role of playmaker in the 91st, assisting Jordyn Huitema, who scored the sixth goal of the night.

Trinidad and Tobago will next face Costa Rica.

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