[Updated - Haiti win 3-1] The Bermuda National Football Team is presently in Haiti taking part in the first round of the Digicel Caribbean Cup Group 1 Qualifying Tournament. They lost 2-1 to Puerto Rico in their first match on Friday [Sept 7], and they are playing Haiti this evening [Sept 9].
Bermuda’s starting lineup is: Freddy Hall, Tyrell Burgess, Darius Cox, Khano Smith, Damon Ming, Andre Manders, Antwan Russell, Domico Coddington, Shakir Smith, Reggie Lambe and John Nusum. Coach Bascome has changed the formation to 4-5-1
Updates thanks to Anthony Francis is who texting from Haiti, press “F5″ key for latest updates:
Update #1: Haiti just scored about midway through the first half, and the score is now 1-0.
Update #2: The Haitian Crowd of well over 5000 were very happy with the goal
Update #3: In the 28th minute a Burgess left from 20 yards brought a good save from the Haiti stopper
Update #4: The Haitians are now upping the tempo
Update #5: Two quick fouls sees both Cox and Russell cautioned
Update #6: Tempers fraying on both sides as the tackles are increasingly hard
Update #7: Haiti scores again, the score is now 2-0.
Update #8: And Haiti scores again shortly after the second goal. Score is now 3-0.
Update #9: Bermuda’s first set piece is struck against the wall and Haiti counter at pace
Update #10: Darius Cox delivers a crunching tackle that brings the Haiti medical staff on the field
Update #11: Bermuda break down the left for the final attack of the half. Its now half time. Score 3-0.
Update #12: The second half starts with Bermuda going from left to right
Update #13: Haiti drives hard down their left and the cross is easily cleared by Burgess
Update #14: Bermuda is being made to defend hard with Cox, Ming and Nusum as the Haitian striker thrills the crowd with a run
Update #15: Haiti are in no hurry now as the crowd begins to count the passes
Update #16: Ming rushes a glorious change from behind 4 yards after getting behind the defense in the 54th
Update #17: In the 61st Khano draws a foul 26 yards out. Bermuda seems to have settled in the seconf half with more and more attacks.
Update #18: The Bermuda center back K. Smith and Nusum throwing their bodies at the ball to stop the latest Haiti onslaught. Game is 67 minutes in.
Update #19: 72 mins in and Haiti is patiently stringing the passes together
Update #20: Lambe is cautioned in the 74th min, Coddington in the 75th
Update #21: A Russell Lambe combination sees Haiti’s defense split wide open but the Lambe shot was blocked.
Update #22: Bermuda makes first substitution, Ming makes way for Raynor. In the 81st min Coddington and Russell combine quickly but Russell rushes the shot high
Update #23: A Nusum wayward pass sees Haiti attack hard, Khano covers to prevent harm
Update #24: In the 85th minute Bermuda silence the crowd with a composed Raynor finish. Score now 3-1
Update #25: Second sub for Bermuda, Simmons on for Coddington
Update #25: Game has ended. Score is Haiti 3, Bermuda 1.
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