Bermuda 4 Barbados 2
Bermuda’s Women’s National team took on Barbados at the Flora Duffy South Field Stadium at the National Sports Center, coming away with a 4 – 2 victory.
Bermuda Starting Line-Up: Zakhari Turner, Koa Goodchild, Victoria Davis, Taznae Fubler, Sierra Fisher, Eva Frazzoni (Kshaela Burch 46th), Khyla Brangman, Symira Lowe Darrell (Marley Christian 86th), Jaden Masters, Aaliyah Nolan (Jahni Simmons 76th) - - Dominique Brown, Jazae Smith, Kennisha Nanette, Kalay Hollis, Keunna Dill, Jenna Rempel, Akeyla Furbert, Jahzyiah Samuels-Williams, Jya Ratteray Smith – Barbados Starting Line-Up: 1 Kamillah Burke, Tanija Maughn, Adrienne Forde, Keinelle Johnson, Shauntae Hinds, Shanice Stevenson, Ashanee Thompson, Rianna Cyrus, Soraya Toppin-Herbert (Tiffany White 64th), Tiana Bynoe (Makela Alleyne 64th), Cheyanna Burnett-Griffith (Felicia Jarvis 82nd) - Substitutes: - Rhea Holder, Brittany Branker-White, Eboni Atherley, Danielle Whitehall, Shanelle Als, Daphne Watson-James, Kerisha Catlyn
Bermuda and the Dominican Republic continued their winning form in the race for Group C of League B, as the Road to the 2024 W Gold Cup concluded its October fixtures day.
Bermuda tops the group with 10 points, while the Dominican Republic is behind by one, setting a course for a potential group-decider in the final matchday.
Jaden Masters opened the scoring for Bermuda in the 6th minute by stripping a defender and hitting a left-footed shot past Kamilla Burke.
Victoria Davis added a second in the 10th minute with a spectacular conversion on a long-range free kick.
Aaliyah Nolan then added a third for the hosts in the 12th minute by taking on the defense and powering through with a right-footed rocket in the box for a 3-0 Bermuda lead.
Ashanee Thompson of Barbados cut the deficit in the 34th minute by using a short corner to score from outside the box and put a curve ball to the far post.
Thompson got another one back for the visitors in first half stoppage time after a throw-in quickly developed into danger inside the penalty area and a quick hit from the forward who converted.
A second yellow card for Khyla Brangman in the 47th minute resulted in Bermuda going down to 10 players early in the second half.
But with their one-goal advantage, Bermuda kept Barbados at bay and Nolan extended the lead in the 74th minute to 4-2 after connecting with a Masters pass that went behind the defense. Nolan was injured on the play and was subbed off after scoring her second of the game.
Rianna Cyrus attempted to cut the deficit back to one in the 79th minute but her shot inside the area went just over the goal, followed by second-half substitutes Felicia Jarvis and Makela Alleyne combining in the 90th minute to try to force a dramatic finish, but Bermuda goalkepper Zakhari Turner was there for the stop on a night in which she had five saves.