Bermuda downs Nicaragua to earn first ever Gold Cup victory
Bermuda’s Donte Bragman (#8) looks to control the ball against Jorge Betancur of Nicaragua in a Group B match of Gold Cup on June 24, 2019 in Red Bull Arena in New Jersey.
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HARRISON, New Jersey - Bermuda closed out its 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup Group B run with a historic 2-0 win over Nicaragua on Monday night at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey.

It marks Bermuda’s first ever Gold Cup victory in its tournament debut.

In the 2’, Willie Clemons tried opening the scoring from a long-range, but smashed into the post. A few minutes later, Nicaragua’s Luis Copete attempted a right-footed shot, but it landed straight into the hands of Bermuda GK Dale Eve. 

In the second-half, Nicaragua did not stop fighting and came within inches of scoring. In the 50’, Oscar Lopez attempted a header from the right side of the box, but it was blocked by Eve.

It took 60 minutes for Bermuda to open the scoring, as Osagi Bascome assisted with a perfect pass to Lejaun Simmons, who scored the first goal with a right-footed shot to grab the 1-0 lead.

Simmons then became a playmaker, as he assisted Nahki Wells, who doubled the lead by smacking in a header from the center of the box for the 2-0 final scoreline.

Bermuda vs Nicaragua
Bermuda vs Nicaragua | June 24, 2019
Bermuda vs Nicaragua
Bermuda vs Nicaragua | June 24, 2019
Bermuda vs Nicaragua
Bermuda vs Nicaragua | June 24, 2019
Bermuda vs Nicaragua
Bermuda vs Nicaragua | June 24, 2019
Bermuda vs Nicaragua
Bermuda vs Nicaragua | June 24, 2019
Bermuda vs Nicaragua
Bermuda vs Nicaragua | June 24, 2019
Bermuda vs Nicaragua
Bermuda vs Nicaragua | June 24, 2019
Bermuda vs Nicaragua
Bermuda vs Nicaragua | June 24, 2019