THE University of The Bahamas Mingoes men’s soccer team put its undefeated season on the line in Bahamas Football Association action Sunday against United FC. This was the third time UB had risked the streak snap and this week it happened.
The Mingoes lost to United FC 4-1 and drop to second place overall with 15 overall points. The Western Warriors are in the top spot with 16 points and a 4-0-1 record.
The Mingoes normal productive offensive campaign just was not there on The Roscow R.L. Davies Field Sunday.
The first half ended tied at 0-0 but then United came back with a vengeance, scoring in the 49th and 76th minute.
In the 80th minute, Mingoes midfield Ronaldo Green was awarded a penalty kick in the box after he was pushed to the ground while advancing the ball. He connected on the penalty to put The Mingoes on the scoreboard at 2-1.
United responded with two quick goals in the 83rd and 85th minutes.
The Mingoes didn’t have the time to respond and the match ended with the United win 4-1.
UB head coach Dion Godet said the team just did not have an offensive focus in the match. “We got into a dog fight and we were unable to produce the traditional amount of offence required for us to win,” he said.
“We know we have some challenges on the defensive side and that got exploited today.”
He said the team’s eyes are open after the match and will use the loss for positivity.
“We are going to circle the wagons and come back strong,” he said.
“The season is long and I didn’t ever think we would go the season undefeated.
“I would honestly hope that this is a wakeup call for the team. We’ve been winning and now we experience the agony of defeat and this gets us going,” he said.
The Mingoes are next expected to face off with the Dynamos 7pm Sunday at The Roscow R.L. Davies Field.
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