Mingoes hold on for BFA season-opening win
- Nov 10, 2023
The University of The Bahamas Mingoes men’s soccer team had to fight to pull off a win to open the team’s season in the Bahamas Football Association. The Mingoes won 3-2 over United FC on Sunday at the Roscow A. L. Davies Field to open the season.
The Mingoes came out strong in the first half with a swarming defensive attack to hold United from scoring.
Out of the break the scoring started for both teams.
Midfielder Peter Julmis entered the match in the 61st minute as the Mingoes were taking a corner kick. Julmis, on his first touch of the match, headed the ball into the net to put the Mingoes up 1-0.
United, though, responded quickly by scoring in the 70th and 73rd minute to go up 2-1 on The Mingoes.
In the 75th minute, midfielder Ronaldo Green was on a charge to the goal and in the box and he suffered a hard tackle, earning a penalty kick. He connected easily to even the match at 2-2.
Stanley Grand Pierre was determined to score after four shots on goal earlier in the match. He connected in the 77th minute after some spectacular footwork to give the Mingoes the go-ahead goal.
The Mingoes took a hard defensive stand to hold on for the 3-2 win to open their BFA campaign.
“We are missing quite a few players due to some circumstance and we had to go out there and play with what we have,” Green said. “Some players had injuries so we really had to fight to get the win. It was a touch game but it was key for us to get the win and start the season with a win.”
Mingoes keeper Antonio Beckford had seven saves on the night for the side.
The Mingoes next play IM Bears at 5:30 p.m. November 19th at RALD.