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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Local Boys shine at the Estadio Azteca and at Lord's

Happy moments must be remembered, and local heroes regaled.

On a night where the air was literally rare, where veteran keeper Clayton Ince seemed at times an impenetrable wall in between the uprights, where hope for victory was not even slim, Trinidad and Tobago's senior team notched their first goal ever against hosts Mexico at the Estadio Azteca.

At the Stadium where we faced our worst defeat in Trinbago football history (7-0 versus Mexico on October 8th, 2000), where the legendary Diego Maradona scored both his "Hand of God" goal and "Goal of the Century", young Trinidad and Tobago player Hayden Tinto, on only his second start for the national senior team, wrote himself into local legend with his solo effort at altitude.

The video embedded below records that moment in Trinidad and Tobago sporting history for posterity - June 10th, 2009 at the end of the first half. And no better commentator to cover the goal than one speaking Spanish. My thanks to fellow Twitterer @Sanman_ish for the find.

And at the Lord's Cricket Ground yesterday, local boys Dwayne Bravo and Lendl Simmons, contributed ably to the West Indies' victory over defending World Twenty20 champions India. Both gents performed ably with bat and ball, Simmons taking three catches and scoring a steady 44 runs. The elder cricketing Bravo for his part ended the day with bowling figures of 4 for 38, and added a blistering 66 runs off 36 deliveries, including the emphatic six that sealed the West Indies' victory.

Highlights of the game, West Indies winning by 7 wickets with 8 balls remaining, follow.

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