PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): Trinidad and Tobago were left with an uphill task of reaching the CONCACAF Gold Cup after slumping to a disappointing 2-1 defeat to Suriname in the opening game of the Caribbean Football Union qualifying series here Wednesday night. Following a goalless first half at the Ato Boldon Stadium, the hosts fell behind in the 76th minute through a Guno Kwasie strike but equalised five minutes later, thanks to a Tyrone Charles bombshell. With all to play for in added time, Ivanildo Rozenblad netted in the first period to break Trinidad’s hearts and leave their qualification hanging by a thread. NO EASY GAMES “We knew it would not have been an easy game. In football, there are no easy games,” head coach Tom Saintfiet told a post-game media conference. T&T suffered a blow prior to kick-off when striker Cornell Glen was injured during warm-up and ruled out of the contest. T&T clash with French Caribbean side Haiti in the final game of the series on Sunday at the same venue. The winners of the qualifying series will face the fifth-placed side from Central America in another play-off which will determine the final place at this July’s CONCACAF Gold Cup in United States.