Video: Gold Cup Football Press Conference

June 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Bermuda football team made an exceptional showing against Nicaragua in the Gold Cup last night [June 24] claiming a 2-0 win, with goals from Lejaun Simmons and Nahki Wells, with the team earning the historic victory in front of a large group of traveling fans in New Jersey, and Bermuda Coach Kyle Lightbourne spoke at a press conference after the match.

Concacaf’s match report said, “Bermuda closed out its 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup Group B run with a historic 2-0 win over Nicaragua on Monday night at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey.

“It marks Bermuda’s first ever Gold Cup victory in its tournament debut.

“In the 2’, Willie Clemons tried opening the scoring from a long-range, but smashed into the post. A few minutes later, Nicaragua’s Luis Copete attempted a right-footed shot, but it landed straight into the hands of Bermuda GK Dale Eve.

“In the second-half, Nicaragua did not stop fighting and came within inches of scoring. In the 50’, Oscar Lopez attempted a header from the right side of the box, but it was blocked by Eve.

“It took 60 minutes for Bermuda to open the scoring, as Osagi Bascome assisted with a perfect pass to Lejaun Simmons, who scored the first goal with a right-footed shot to grab the 1-0 lead.

“Simmons then became a playmaker, as he assisted Nahki Wells, who doubled the lead by smacking in a header from the center of the box for the 2-0 final scoreline.”

Bermuda’s history making team included Nahki Wells, Dante LeverockJonte Smith, Reggie Lambe, Dale Eve, Oliver Jalen Harvey, Calon Minors, Roger Lee, Kacy Milan Butterfield, Jaylon BatherLejaun SimmonsDonte Brangman, Chikosi Basden, Zeiko Lewis, Willie Clemons, Jahquil Hill, Osagi Bascome, Cecoy Robinson, Justin Donawa, Wendell Tre Ming, Liam Evans, Marco Warren, and Quinaceo Hunt.

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