Football: Bermuda Advance To Play Haiti

July 3, 2021 | 1 Comment

After Bermuda’s impressive showing against Barbados – which saw the team claim an 8-1 win and score the fastest goal in Gold Cup history — Bermuda will now advance to face Haiti in the Second Round of the Prelims on Tuesday.

The Concacaf match report said, “Bermuda rolled into the Second Round of the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup Prelims thanks in part to a Nahki Wells hat trick in an 8-1 victory over Barbados on Friday night at DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

“With the result, Bermuda advance to face Haiti in the Second Round of the Prelims with a berth in the 2021 Gold Cup group stage at stake on Tuesday. It will also serve as a rematch of their 2019 Gold Cup group stage match won by Haiti, 2-1.

“The 8-1 scoreline also tied a Gold Cup record for most goals in a match [9].

“It was a dream start for Bermuda, who raced out to a 1-0 lead just 17 seconds into the match when Wells turned a Zeiko Lewis cross into net, a call that was confirmed by VAR.

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“The Wells goal also made some history, as it marked the fastest goal in Gold Cup history.

“Bermuda were hungry for more and a hard hit from Lewis was cleverly back-heeled by Wells, leaving Barbados GK Liam Brathwaite flat-footed, to give Bermuda a 2-0 lead in the 14’.

“The Bermuda attack was rolling and Reggie Lambe stretched the lead to 3-0 in the 29’ with an excellent left-footed finish.

“Dante Leverock was next to get into the act for Bermuda, as he smashed header into net for a 4-0 lead.

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“Despite the deficit, Barbados kept plugging away and they were handsomely rewarded in the 45+1’ when Hadan Holligan banked in a right-footed shot off the post to cut the gap to 4-1.

“Bermuda halted any Barbados momentum and restored their four-goal advantage as a deep cross resulted in an own goal and a 5-1 lead in the 60’.

“The Gombey Warriors were eager to add more and it became 6-1 in the 66’ with Kane Crichlow’s right-footed finish, followed a minute later in the 67’ by Lewis making it 7-1 with a left-footed shot.

“Wells then completed the 8-1 scoreline for Bermuda in the 87’ when he converted from the penalty spot to nail down his hat trick.”

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  1. Deborah says:

    CONGRATULATIONS TO BERMUDA’S FOOTBALL WARRIORS! Well done! I wish the team further success (Please!)! All the best!

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