Seven minutes into the match and Wells watched his shot from an angle go just wide, eleven minutes in and Harvey’s shot from just inside the box is deflected over the crossbar for a corner. Sixteen minutes down and Beans curling shot went inches wide. In the first 20 minutes Bermuda have dominated but have nothing to show for it, as Harvey watches a header go wide from a Lewis cross.
Twenty four minutes down and the Bahamas goalkeeper Whylly had to make his first save, Wells’ left footed shot was saved from close range. In the 33rd minute Bermuda were forced to make a sub as Donawa was injured challenging for the ball, he was replaced by Jonte Smith. Wells was brought down some five yards outside the box and Bean’s right footed shot went just over the bar. On the stroke of half time Wells was brought down in the box by Christopher Larson, Wells stepped up blasted his shot against the crossbar.
At the half Bermuda made a change bringing on Dale Eve in place of goalkeeper Hall, while Bahamas replaced Winder with Richard Munroe, in the 46th minute Wood from Bahamas received a caution for a foul on Lewis.
In the 60th minute Eve was force to tip a header from the lively Munroe over the crossbar. In the 64th minute Bahamas made their second change bringing Christopher Godet in with Wood going off.
In the 65th minute Smith had the ball in the net but he was ruled off side, one minute late Lewis had a shot go just wide as Bermuda step up the pace. In the 77th minute Wells was but through again but his shot was well saved by Whylly who done well to also block the rebound. In the 79th minute Wells finally gave Bermuda a deserved lead when he scored from just inside the box, three minutes later it was 2 – 0 when Burgess scored from close range.
A good move down the right side saw Smith cross for Wells to tap in a simple chance.
The Women’s Futsal Season resumed inside the Warwick Academy Gymnasium, with 28 goals were scored in a Triple-Header.
PHC Lady Zebras 3 Dandy Stars 3
In the game of the evening, Dandy Stars gave the PHC Lady Zebras all they could handle and at the end of the first half Dandy Stars led 1 - 0. The second half saw both teams go back and forth with PHC scoring 3 goals to Dandy Stars 2 to even the score at the end of the game. The PHC Lady Zebras were led by the impressive Aaliyah Nolan who scored a hat trick. Leah Smith, temporarily home from overseas school, was outstanding for Dandy Stars scoring 1 goal, with Zahra Gibbons and Donte Allen also adding 1 goal each.
CP Chicas 8 Young Men Social Club Lady Bluebirds 0
The CP Chicas had an easy time against the Young Men Social Club Lady Bluebirds and used most of their young players to help them gain valuable experience. At half time Chicas led 5 - 0. Chicas added 3 more goals in the second half for the shut out. LeiLanni Nesbeth was outstanding for Chicas scoring 4 goals. Dani Watson scored 2 goals with Jaden Masters and Rayni Maybury adding 1 goal each.
Somerset Lady Hurricanes 13 Hamilton Parish 1
The Somerset Lady Hurricanes scored an impressive win over Hamilton Parish and at half time they led 6 - 1. The Somerset Lady Hurricanes scored 7 more unanswered goals to win the game 13 - 1. Jya Ratteray-Smith and Tschana Wade were outstanding for the Somerset Lady Hurricanes. Deshae Darrell and Wade both scored 4 for the Somerset Lady Hurricanes with Ratteray-Smith added 3 goals and Dazhja Greaves scored twice. Asrael Basden scored the lone goal for Hamilton Parish.
Friday, March 27, 2015
Countdown to Bahamas Game 2
The Bermuda National team continued their preparations for the second leg of the 2015 Russia World Cup CONCACAF Qualifiers with a training session at the National Sports Center this afternoon.
Coach Andrew Bascome wanted to make sure that the team stayed focused on the task ahead.
With the Island’s overseas-based professionals such as Nahki Wells, Reggie Lambe, Jonté Smith, Dale Eve and Freddy Hall for the second leg first-round tie against Bahamas all in attendance, Bascome was strong in his message for the group to remain unit.
Throughout the session, Bascome reminded players of their roles and responsibilities.
Meanwhile, Islandstats.com spoke with Dante’ Leverock who scored the first goal for Bermuda in the Bahamas.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Bermuda & Bahamas Arrive
The Bermuda National team and their 2018 Russia World Cup CONCACAF First Round opponents Bahamas arrived at the LF Wade International Airport.
Both teams will be looking ahead to Sunday’s Second Leg clash at the National Sports Center.
With Bermuda in a commanding position coach Andrew Bascome is looking for his team to play a controlled match in front of the home fans, “My job is to make sure that complacency does not creep in the team, we cannot under estimate our opponents.”
When asked about how proud he was to have his son playing in a World Cup match that he coached Bascome said, “Coaching my son is challenging, because I have to be mindful of the criticism so I critique him a lot.”
Bahamas coach Dion Godet spoke about the performance last night and what he and his team need to do to get a better result in Bermuda, “We can up against a very good Bermuda team, but we are here and ready to go, although we have lost the service of two players to the Beach Soccer Tournament, we need to do a job and that is what we are here to do.”
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Premier & Sports Minister Receive Jersey’s
Premier Michael Dunkley and the Minister of Community, Culture and Sports, Pat Gordon-Pamplin were presented with official Bermuda Team Football Jerseys from the Bermuda Football Association (BFA).
Premier Dunkley said he was “Thrilled and Honored” to receive an official team Jersey, and took the opportunity to congratulate the Bermuda National Team on their convincing 5-0 World Cup qualifying win over the Bahamas.
The Premier said, “I want to congratulate our National Football team who represented Bermuda with extreme poise and pride last night, and all of Bermuda should be celebrating their achievement. We still have another critical match ahead of us on Sunday afternoon against the Bahamas, so I want to encourage all of Bermuda to come out in full force with their Bermuda flags, air horns and whistles and show their support for our team. I’ll be in attendance at the match wearing my team jersey, and I can’t wait to see what lies in store for the fans on Sunday.”
Meanwhile, Minister Gordon-Pamplin said, “It was an honor to receive this jersey today. We certainly are excited about the team’s win last night, and I am pleased at the level of support being expressed for our National Football Team.”
Also on hand at the Cabinet Office today was Damon Ming and Ebonie Burgess who received the Minister’s Male and Female Awards for Football respectively at the recently held Sports Awards.