Facey capped again as Grenada finish campaign.

By Jacob Daniel
Last updated : 12 July 2009
Grenada's CONCACAF Gold Cup campaign came to an end last night as they were comfortably beaten by Honduras in Boston. The Hondurans, following defeat to the USA, knew that a win would see them through to the next round, and it didn't take long for them to take the lead. Walter Martinez was played through on goal after 2 minutes and he calmly took the ball round the 'keeper and slotted it into an empty net.

Notts forward Delroy Facey, making his second appearance for his country, worked hard as ever upfront but struggled to get hold of the ball and find space amongst an organised Honduran defence. Honduras doubled their lead in the 25th minute when a far post cross was headed back across goal, leaving Roger Espinoza with the easy task of tapping it home. Facey did make his one real contribution to the match in the remainder of the first half, hitting a smart shot against the outside of the post, nearly opening his international account.

It took ten minutes of the second half to elapse before Honduras got a third, when Melvin Valladeres was given too much space to power a head home from a corner. After this the chances began to come thick and fast for the Hondurans, with Allan Lalin guiding a header just wide at the far post. In the 66th minute the fourth final came, with Birmingham City forward Carlos Costly seeing his penalty well saved, but he was on hand to slot in the rebound.

Honduras still had time to hit the woodwork, but it ended 4-0 in Boston, a result which saw Grenada head home after three games without having scored a Gold Cup goal, but sees Honduras safely through to the knockout stage of the competition. Facey will now fly to Austria to join his teammates at their pre-season training camp.

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