Bermuda Football Team Defeat Aruba 5 – 0

March 30, 2021

[Bermuda wins 5-0] The Bermuda football team will be playing against Aruba this evening [March 30] as part of the World Cup Qualifiers in Florida.

Bermuda’s starting line-up, as posted by the BFA, includes Dale Eve, Eusebio Blankendal, Dante Leverock, Jaylon Bather, Calon Minors, Roger Lee, Lejuan Simmons, Kane Crichlow, Keishon Bean, Tokia Russell and Jahkari Furbert.

Graphic courtesy of the BFA:


This match started with both teams trying to find their rhythm. Lejuan Simmons picked up a yellow card early in the first half with a late tackle.

Bermuda took the lead in the 36th minute when a ball from Calon Minors found Jahkari Furbert down the left-hand side, and his cross was put away by Kane Crichlow from close range.

The lead was doubled when Jaylon Bather headed in a Keishon Bean corner four minutes later. Bather rose high at the back post unchallenged and powered his header into the back of the net.

Bermuda captain Dante Leverock made it 3 – 0 when he found the back of the net in the 57th minute.

Bermuda made a triple substitution with Knory Scott, Chae Brangman, and Zeiko Lewis replacing Enrique Russell, LeJuan Simmons, and Jahkari Furbert.

With their first touch of the ball, Lewis and Scott combined to make it 4 – 0; a ball down the left found Lewis, and his cross was turned into the net by Scott for his first international goal.

In the 80th minute, Crichlow added his second goal of the game; winning the ball about 30 yards out, he held off one defender and passed another, beating the third marker before hitting a left-footed shot that went in under the goalkeeper.

Bermuda is now in third place in the group, three points behind Canada and Suriname, who both have six points.

Update March 31, 1.00pm: Shadow Minister of Youth Culture and Sport Ben Smith said, “We would like to congratulate our Bermuda Football team for their emphatic victory over Aruba last night. We are extremely proud of our Bermuda team for this result especially considering the issues of positive tests within in the team.

“With all the interruptions in training and changes in preparation under health guidelines and increased testing the focus of this group has been impressive. We wish them best of luck going forward and best of health. Go Bermuda!!!”

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  1. Real Deal says:

    why do we have to take 5 to give 5. lets be givers and not takers