UB Mingoes men in 1-1 draw with Bears FC in fierce match


UB midfielder Nathan Wells (19) moves the ball up the field as a Bears FC player advances at The Roscow A.L. Davies Field.


UB midfielder Ronaldo Green (11) moves the ball against a Bears FC player. The Mingoes and Bears fought to a 1-1 draw. Photos: UB ATHLETICS


UB midfielder Ronaldo Green (11) and Bears FC players fight for the ball.


UB winger Jeremy Holland (15) controls the ball.

THE University of The Bahamas men’s soccer team put its three-match winning streak on the line against Bears FC in Bahamas Football Association play at the Roscow A.L. Davies Field.

It didn’t quite get snapped but it didn’t quite survive.

The Mingoes played to a 1-1 draw against Bears FC after a heated match on Sunday.

The Bears scored early in the match around the 29th minute and held that lead heading into halftime.

In the second half, Ronaldo Green was awarded a penalty kick but missed what would have been the equaliser for The Mingoes.

It was Joshua Johnson in the 80th minute who scored the equalising goal for The Mingoes to tie the game at 1-1. Green had the long pass into the box and Johnson was able to head the ball into the net for the goal. “We started a bit slow today,” assistant head coach Alex Thompson said. “We had a player who was put on a red card and the league rescinded 24 hours before the game so that forced an adjustment to the lineup before the game started. That’s no excuse because we had at least 10 chances inside the opponent’s box.”

Thompson said the team showed a lot of heart to get back in the match and come out with the draw.

He added that a goal of the team is to finish in the top two in the standings and the draw makes that even harder. “But it’s still on the table mathematically,” he said. “We just have to handle the rest of the season and we need a little bit of luck as well.

The Mingoes next play Future Stars 3pm Sunday at The Roscow A.L. Davies Field.

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