Dominica's team, in green, getting ready for the match

Dominica’s team, in green, getting ready for the match

Dominica’s senior football team performed disappointingly in front a huge home crowd on Wednesday night, going down to St. Lucia in the opening match of the Windward Islands Football Competition at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium.

The team was beaten 2-0 by St. Lucia.

Galon Neptune gave St Lucia a dream start in the 5th minute of play when he got a throw pass and made a mistake by kicking the ball over the goalkeeper.

Eden Charles put St Lucia up 2-0 when Dominica made a defensive mistake and goalkeeper error in the 47th minute of play.

Dominica immediately got the opportunity to score in the 4th minute of the second half when the team was awarded a penalty.

However, the penalty was missed and so was a number of easy scoring opportunities.

Meanwhile St Lucia played with only 10 players for the majority of the second half since one of the team players was sent off because of dangerous play.

Dominica will have to play much better in the next match against St Vincent on Friday evening to have any chance of winning the football competition.

St Lucia will play Grenada in their first match on Friday at 5pm.

In one of the first matches played in the competition on Wednesday, St. Vincent and Grenada played to a 0-0 draw.