Braces from goalkeeper Jabari Gray, Shallun Bobb and Dominic McDougall ensured Trinidad and Tobago reached the quarter finals of the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championships with a 7-5 win over Turks and Caicos islands.

Trinidad and Tobago needed to win against Turks and Caicos islands, which would place twin islands 3rd, after 2 goal losses to Costa Rica and United States.

TT captain Ryan Augustine after scoring TT’s opener against Turks and Caicos Islands

Captain Ryan Augustine opened the scoring in the 10th minute, before goalkeeper Jabari Gray scored from distance to make it 2-0. Shallun Bobb made it 3-0 before the goalkeeper got his second goal to make it 4-0. Turks and Caicos got 2 quick goals to make it 4-2 before Shallun Bobb completed his double for a 3 goal lead.

Trinidad and Tobago eventually won the game 7-5, to finish 3rd in Group C on 3 points, behind Costa Rica ( 9 points) and USA (6 points ).

On Friday, Trinidad and Tobago will now face El Salvador who finished Group B winners, with 3 straight matches. The two finalists of the tournament will qualify for the Beach Football World Cup in Russia, that will take place in August.

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