With just 13 days to go for the World Cup Qualifier against Panama, Trinidad and Tobago managed a 2-0 win against lowly Barbados at the Ato Boldon Stadium on Friday night.
It took a soldier to score both goals for the national team, staking his claim for a starting selection against Panama on March 24 at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.
Jamille Boatswain scored both goals as new coach Dennis Lawrence tested his players before a crowd of 3,000.
Boatswain, replaced Jameel Perry in the 31st minute and scored four minutes later with his first attempt at goal.
Sent clear by a deep ball from Darren Mitchell, Boatswain collected the ball on the left, and unleashed a thunderous right-footer to the top left-hand corner of the Barbados goal.
In added on time in the first half, Boatswain banged home a right-footed shot to make it 2-0.
Goalkeeper Marvin Phillip wore the captain’s armband for the friendly match.