(Photo: Kory Brinton)
Peterson Joseph started and played almost the entire match as Haiti defeated Grenada 2-0 on Sunday to qualify for the 2012 Caribbean Cup. It was a must win for Haiti who were in third place (in Group 6) heading into the final matchday. Joseph didn't play in Haiti's match against Guyana (1-0 win) but was a second half sub against French Guiana (1-0 loss). Sunday's victory put Haiti on top and a spot in Group B of the Carribean Cup.
They will face Antigua & Barbuda, Trinidad & Tobago, and Martinique in group stage play with the top two teams advancing to the semifinals. The Caribbean Cup will take place from December 7th to 16th with Antigua & Barbuda as the hosts. Haiti won the tournament in 2007 but since then has failed to make it out of the group stage.
The final qualifying standings are below along with results.
Group 6 Final Standings (top 2 qualify for Caribbean Cup)
Group 6 Results
|Team (and goalscorers)||Score||Team (and goalscorers)|
|Haiti (Suarel 47')||1-0||Guyana|
|Grenada (Rocastle 33')||1-1||French Guiana (Pigree 90+2')|
|French Guiana (Pigree 55')||1-0||Haiti|
|Grenada (Bain 46', Murray 81')||2-1||Guyana (Wilson 48')|
|Guyana (Mills 12', Moore 46', Beveney 56', 88')||4-3||French Guiana (Ridel 34', Habran 63', Edwige 90')|
|Grenada||0-2||Haiti (Alcenat 36', Straker 58' - own goal)|