Zeiko Lewis and his Charleston Battery teammates took three points, defeating Hartford Athletic late, in a 3-2 win at Dillon Stadium.
It was a thrilling second half of play which saw four goals scored between the two sides and a late winner from Dante Marini.
A fantastic free-kick from Lewis in the 41st minute opened the scoring giving the Battery a 1-0 lead going into halftime.
Vincenzo Candela forced a foul from defender Alex Davey after dashing past two Hartford defenders to win the free-kick.
Lewis and O'Brian Woodbine lined up over the dead ball before Lewis curled a perfect shot past Frederik Due and the six-man Hartford wall.
It was Lewis' sixth goal of the season and second since returning from international duty with Bermuda.
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Bermuda's European Footballers Round Up
Nahki Wells’ teammate Chris Wood continued his 100% pre-season record as Burnley came from behind to win at Vale Park.
The New Zealand striker struck early in the second half to make it five goals in three games and cancel out Tom Pope’s first half opener, before late goals from Matej Vydra and Robbie Brady rewarded a much improved second half for the visitors.
Wells was an unused substitute.
Nathan Trott and his AFC Wimbledon teammates failed to make the most of superior possession and chances, as they concluded the trip to La Manga with a defeat against Plymouth Argyle.
The Dons suffered a 2-0 loss at the hands of Argyle with the League 2 side scoring fine first-half goals from Danny Mayor and Joel Grant who both beat trot in goal.
Reggie Lambe and his Cambridge United teammates completed a productive pre-season tour in Scotland with a 3 - 2 victory against Heart of Midlothian at Tynecastle Park.
Paul Lewis scored in the first half for the U’s, before Liam O’Neil and a trialist added to the scoreline after the break as United’s preparations for the 2019/20 continue to progress well.
With Dante Leverock missing from the team due to suspension the Sligo Rovers fell 3 – 0 to Derry City.
MILAN BUTTERFIELD & KNORY SCOTT
Milan Butterfield, Knory Scott and their Kidderminster Harriers teammates lost out by a single goal to Bromsgrove Sporting in a competitive pre-season friendly.
OSAGI BASCOME & JUSTIN DONAWA
Osagi Bascome, Justin Donawa and their Darlington teammates were wondering how they'd managed to lose this game against Halifax at Blackwell Meadows.
Darlington took the lead after just 5 minutes with a delightful goal, which typified the flowing football that the team has been playing this season.
Darlington were forced into a change when David Atkinson limped off and was replaced by Bascome.
Down 2 – 1 Darlington twice went close to regaining the lead before half time. Donawa made a good run to the edge of the box, and struck a low shot that Halifax keeper Johnson saved at full stretch.
A low shot by Donawa was deflected, but the keeper just managed to turn the ball around the post, then Bascombe smacked a shot against the bar.
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Trott & Lambe in Action for English Teams
Nathan Trott started on the bench as AFC Wimbledon took on AFC Bournemouth.
In the 24th minute Wimbledon found themselves two down. Callum Wilson with two strikes.
Trott was brought into the match to start the second half, two minutes later it was 2 – 1 when Wimbledon got one back through Michael Folivi, who scored from the spot after he was brought down himself in the box.
Minutes later Joe Pigott made it 2 – 2 when he scored for Wimbledon, but in the 78th minute Ryan Fraser beat Trott in the Wimbledon goal to put the Premier League side back in front.
A goal in each half from a Glasgow Rangers XI saw Reggie Lambe and his Cambridge United teammates defeated 2-0 in their first game on their pre-season Scotland Tour.
United competed well in another high quality test, but goals from Andrew Dallas and Jamie Barjonas saw Glasgow Rangers come out on top.
Cambridge United found themselves behind after nine minutes when Andrew Dallas fired past Mitov across the Bulgarian’s goal on the end of Serge Atakayi’s through ball.
Lambe played the second 45 minutes of the match.
Just as United looked to have a good foothold in the game, Jamie Barjonas thundered in a second goal for the hosts on 58 minute, as the midfielder powered a low shot into the bottom corner from the edge of the area.
Monday, July 15, 2019
Bermuda Trio Appear in Darlington Win
Osagi Bascome with a Darlington Youngster
Darlington manager Alun Armstrong has included several trialists including Justin Donawa in the starting line up at Heritage Park tonight.
Osagi Bascome and Tevahn Tyrell were also both in the starting line up.
Two goals apiece from Jamie Holmes and Lucas Bell gave Darlington a 4 – 1 victory.
As early as the 10th minute Donawa was sent through on goal racing away but fired over the top missing out on a great chance.
In the 34th minute Bishop took the lead as a strike from way outside the box found the top corner.
Saturday, July 13, 2019
Bermuda Players European Round Up
Justin Donawa played for Darlington
Nathan Trott and his AFC Wimbledon teammates were just edged out by an impressive Kaiserslautern side in a well-contested pre-season friendly at Arena Weingarten.
A 23rd minute strike from Andri Runar Bjarnason ultimately proved to be the difference as Kaiserslautern triumphed 1-0.
Heavy downpours before kick-off resulted in players from both sides temporarily taking shelter under the stands. The first chance came in the seventh minute when Florian Pick marched through on goal after a good move, but Trott pulled off a fine save to keep Wimbledon level.
Wimbledon attacks were few and far between in the first-half and it was no surprise when Kaiserslautern marched into the lead in the 23rd minute. A cross from the left flank by Pick was not dealt with to give Bjarnason a chance from close-range and he made no mistake.
Kaiserslautern remained a threat on the break and Trott did well to deny Phillip Hercher and Kevin Kraus.
Dante Leverock was sent off late in Sligo Rovers 0 – 0 draw with Waterford in the Ireland Premier Division.
Sligo Rovers had a penalty saved in the 20th minute and then in the 22 minute Leverock was booked for a foul near the box. In the 35th minute Leverock had a header go just over the bar.
But in the 86th minute, Leverock was sent off for a second yellow card offense.
Reggie Lambe and his Cambridge United teammates drew 2-2 with Nottingham Forest U23s in the U’s second pre-season friendly, hosted at the Championship side’s training facility.
With the score deadlocked at 2 – 2, Lambe went within millimeters of restoring the U’s lead on the end of a cleverly played short corner, which resulted in the Bermudian striking a venomous effort on the half volley from 20 yards which whistles over the top of the crossbar.
It proved to be as close as either side came to a winner.
MILAN BUTTERFIELD & KNORY SCOTT
Milan Butterfield, Knory Scott and their Kidderminster Harriers teammates continued pre-season with a hard-fought 1-1 draw against League 1 Bristol Rovers.
Ashley Chambers had Kidderminster ahead at the break with a well-taken goal, with Tom Nichols scoring an equalizer for Bristol Rovers at the end.
In the 28th minute, Chambers played in Butterfield with Bristol Rovers goalkeeper Jakola on hand to deny the Bermudian International.
Butterfield found room on the edge of the area before shooting wide near the hour, Scott entered the game three minutes later.
With the entire outfield consisting of players to have played, or be playing, in the Harriers Academy, the finish was a tough work-out for the Aggborough youngsters but they showed their own mettle superbly, blocking and tackling their way to a deserved draw.
OSAGI BASCOME - TEVAHN TYRELL – JUSTIN DONAWA
Osagi Bascome, Tevahn Tyrell, Justin Donawa and their Darlington teammates produced another promising performance, particularly in the second half, when they were beaten 2 – 1 by Harrogate Town at Wetherby Road.
Darlington worked hard throughout the game, and they caused Harrogate several problems in the last 25 minutes as they maintained a fast tempo.
The Bermuda trio started on the bench, but were introduced late in the match as Darlington made several changes, and trialist Donawa showed plenty of promise when he came on.