Mingoes tie with Bears in fierce match

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The Nassau GuardianSend an emailMarch 6, 2023 169 1 minute readFacebookTwitterLinkedInShare via Email

The University of The Bahamas (UB) men’s soccer team put its three-match winning streak on the line against the Bears FC in Bahamas Football Association (BFA) play at the Roscow A.L. Davies Field, and they might not have come out with a win, but they didn’t lose either.

The Mingoes played to a 1-1 draw, climaxing a heated match.

The Bears scored early in the match, around the 29th minute, and held that lead heading into halftime.

In the second half, Ronaldo Green was awarded a penalty kick but missed a shot that would have been an equalizer for the Mingoes.

In the 80th minute of the match, Joshua Johnson scored an equalizing goal for the Mingoes, tying the game, 1-1. Green sent a long pass into the box and Johnson was able to head it into the net for a goal.

“We started a bit slow today,” said Mingoes Assistant Coach Alex Thompson. “We had a player who was put on a red card and the league rescinded 24 hours before the game, so that forced an adjustment to the lineup before the game started. That’s no excuse because we had at least 10 chances inside the opponent’s box.”

Thompson said the team showed a lot of heart to get back in the match and come out with a draw. He added that one of the team’s goals is to finish in the top two in standings and the draw makes that harder to do.

“It’s still on the table mathematically,” he said. “We just have to handle the rest of the season and we need a little bit of luck as well.”

The Mingoes are right in the mix as far as finishing near the top of the standings is concerned.

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