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Bears Hand Mingoes Their Second Loss Of The Season

UB Mingoes' forward Devonte Dean (#7) challenges a Bears player for the ball. Photo UB Athletics.

UB Mingoes’ forward Devonte Dean (#7) challenges a Bears player for the ball. Photo UB Athletics.

As of Wednesday, January 29, 2020

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#THE University of the Bahamas Mingoes scored first against the Bears in BFA action on Sunday and were hoping to hold on for the win.

#The Bears though answered back to take the match 3-1 and hand the Mingoes their second loss of the season.

#Mingoes forward Bulinsky Cousin drew first blood in the highly competitive match on Sunday at the Roscow R.L. Davies Field.

#Renaldo Johnson had the deep penetration and crossed to Cousin for the goal to put the Mingoes up 1-0 in the 32nd minute.

#After that it was all Bears. With a few minutes to go in the first half, Michael Suris connected in the 41st minute for the equaliser and the two sides headed into the half tied at 1.

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Bears forward Lesley St Fleur and UB Mingoes forward Devonte Dean battle for the ball.

#In the second half, Lesley St Fleur connected on a brilliant play in the 58th minute for The Bears to put them up 2-1.

#In the 76th minute, Ofilio Bellot scored and put the Bears up 3-1 on the Mingoes.

#The Mingoes were not able to respond and dropped their second match of the season. The Mingoes now sport a 0-2 record.

#“I just trusted my players,” Cousin said of his goal.

#“They came through with a nice beautiful cross where I didn’t expect it and I was there at the right time. I was excited as it’s my first season goal for UB. Hope there are many more to come because this is only the second game so stay tuned.”

#Cousin said the team just ran out of gas in the second half and could not respond to the Bears attack.

#“We started off full of confidence in the first half and we played a really great half,” he said. “We weren’t fit enough, I should say, to hold them off, but next game we’re coming back strong for our wins.”

#The Mingoes play again at 2pm Sunday, February 23 against the Cavaliers in BFA action at the Roscow R.L. Davies Field.

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