Shaw On Song For Trinidad and Tobago
Atletico Ottawa striker Malcolm Shaw grabbed his first goal for Trinidad and Tobago en route to the island country’s 2-3 away win over El Salvador.
The Soca Warriors had quite an opening weekend in Concacaf Nations League A action, besting Curacao one-nil at home before the five-goal thriller in San Salvador. Shaw played in both matches.
Last night saw former Toronto FC defender Eriq Zavaleta put El Salvador in front before former Ottleti striker Ryan Telfer equalized with an absolute rocket. The second half saw Malcolm Shaw make a run in the box before being fouled by goalscorer Zavaleta, with the striker immediately dusting himself off, stepping up to take the spot kick, and burring the effort to give his side a 1-2 lead.
An equalizer from El Salvador would come minutes later through a nodded header from Brayan Gil before Justin Garcia secured the matchwinner through a header of his own. In all it was a great weekend for Shaw, who helped played 160 minutes of game time as his country earned a big six points.
Halifax Wanderers captain Andre Rampersad also played in both matches, leaving the CPL well-represented by the island country in this weekend’s action.
It was only this summer when Malcolm Shaw burst onto the scene for Trinidad and Tobago, playing in all three of the country’s group stage matches at the Gold Cup before featuring in both of their Concacaf Nations League wins this weekend.
The result sees Trinidad and Tobago land first after two games played in Group A, ahead of undefeated Panama and Guatemala, while Martinique, Curacao, and El Salvador comprise the bottom half of the table.
Atletico Ottawa will be hoping Shaw’s goalscoring touch returns at the club level. The striker has only scored once in league play this season, with last year’s regular season champions teetering on the line of a playoff position.