Friday, February 23, 2018

Bermuda open NACRA campaign on winning note

 Bermuda came from behind to break with a second half try to beat theTrinidad and Tobago Club Select side 14-7 in the NACRA Under-19 Championships at Fatima College Ground in Port of Spain, yesterday. Xavier John got the home side on to the board with a well-executed try, converted by captain Johnason Alleyen.

But Bermuda piled on the pressure in the second half with Rory Dublin and Kamel Easton helping the visitors draw level at 7-7 with 25 minutes left. With eight minutes to go it was Dublin providing the heroics on another barging effort for a 12-7 lead. 

Easton made no mistake on the conversion and it was Bermuda absorbing frantic attacks from the Selects in the final minutes before holding on for the opening win. In the other match yesterday, the Turks and Caicos defeated British Virgin Islands 34-14.

In other results from opening day of the competition on Saturday, Barbados trumped Jamaica 14-0 while USA South edged T&T 19-17 in a double header at Fatima Ground.

In the first game it was two first-half tries that gave the Bajans the win. Meanwhile, USA South scored on the final play of the second match to steal a 19-17 victory over the hosts. 

The tournament continues today with another double header at Hasely Crawford Stadium which will see the Cayman Islands taking on Barbados at 4 p.m. before Mexico do battle against USA South from 7 p.m.