UNIVERSITY of the Bahamas Mingoes striker Ronaldo Green scored two goals over two matches on opening day of the Bahamas Football Association’s season over the weekend.
The Mingoes drew with Bears FC 1-1 in the opening match and blanked the Baha Jrs FC 2-0 in the second match at the Roscow R.L. Davies field Sunday.
Green scored early in the first match against Bears FC but The Bears responded with the equaliser.
Against Baha Jrs FC, Green scored easily on a penalty kick to put The Mingoes up 1-0.
Morgan Wood, on a brilliant attack, was able to find the back of the net for The Mingoes and put them up 2-0. The defence was then able to hold back a few strikes to hold on to the 2-0 score.
The Bahamas Football Association opened the season with a jamboree with sides playing 15-minute halves with a brief intermission.
Assistant head coach Alex Thompson said that overall he was pretty happy with the team’s performance at the jamboree.
“We’ve been working on some things in preparation for our upcoming trip and it was good to see the habits that we have been working on be consistent in the matches,” he said.
“We have a few more freshmen added to the squad and they performed pretty well. It’s a building process but it’s good to see them coming in and functioning within the system and the team.”
Thompson added that chemistry within the team is thriving as they play more together. “Midfielders stayed connected, our backline was consistent and kept the ball well and our front three worked hard as well,” he said. “We gave them some specific instructions for the matches today and they carried them out.”
The Mingoes are expected to play in two matches this weekend in South Florida against The Fort Lauderdale University Eagles.