The University of The Bahamas (UB) Mingoes defeated the Baha Juniors FC, 3-0, in Bahamas Football Association (BFA) action at the Roscow A.L. Davies Soccer Field on Sunday, improving to an unblemished 3-0 win/loss record for the season.
The Mingoes were prolific in scoring in their first two matches but ended the first half tied 0-0 against the Baha Juniors. They exploded in the second half.
In their first game of the season, the Mingoes scored two goals in the first half against the Renegades FC. They added four goals against Cavalier FC in their second match of the season.
On Sunday, the Mingoes didn’t score until the 51st minute of the game, with the goal off a corner kick from Nathan Wells. The kick gave Rodain Lamour his first goal of the season, and as a freshman, the first goal of his Mingoes career. The Mingoes took a 1-0 lead at that point.
Wells’ speed paid off for the Mingoes in the 61st minute. He intercepted a lazy pass from the Baha Juniors near the penalty box and proceeded for an easy unassisted toe shot to give the Mingoes a 2-0 advantage.
Lamour though wasn’t done on the afternoon. In the 89th minute, Lamour fielded a loose ball near the center and fired a long pass to give Ricardo Walkes an opportunity for a bending strike right past the Baha Junior FC keeper. Walkes scored his first goal as a UB Mingoes athlete and Lamour picked up the assist as the Mingoes went up 3-0 – the eventual final score as the match ended seconds later.
The Mingoes now sport a 3-0 record in the league.
Despite the win, Assistant Head Coach Alex Thompson said he was “disappointed in the way the guys played” but happy for the win.
“We had some freshmen step up in the second half,” he said. “On a day where our typical key players were a bit lacking we had role players step up and I think it was huge for the team.”
The Mingoes are expected to play the Insurance Management Bears at the Roscow A.L. Davies Field at 3 p.m. on Sunday.