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Stephen Wright gives his view of how Bermuda's players did on an individual basis on Saturday:

Dale Eve: a relatively quiet game for the out-of-contract goalkeeper who was called into action infrequently. Would have surely been distressed by the indecision of the defenders in front of him.

Roger Lee: started brightly, picking out Jonté Smith in the box with a superb cross-field pass, but like many of his team-mates was sloppy in possession and struggled with the pace of the Dominican Republic attack at times.

Kilian Elkinson: an off-night for the usually ever-so reliable left back. Certainly not the worst of the below-par back line but has had better games for his country.

Danté Leverock: a strangely indecisive and leaden-footed showing by another player who has impressed for Bermuda over the past 12 months. Perhaps the hectic travel schedule caught up with the Pennsylvania-based player. Substituted after 70 minutes for Osagi Bascome.

Jaylon Bather: like Leverock was far from convincing, appearing edgy in possession and slow to react when it mattered most. Perhaps it was simply a bad day at the office for the Bermuda defence who struggled badly, especially in the first half.

Tre Ming: deployed in front of the back four and did not offer the sort of protection his defenders would have liked. A mediocre display from a player capable of so much more. Made way for Lejuan Simmons on 85 minutes.

Drewonde Bascome: started on the left wing but offered very little going forward. Moved further inside after the break but had little influence as Bermuda searched for an equaliser. Substituted for Rai Simons on 58 minutes.

Reggie Lambe: an energetic display by the Bermuda captain who was one of the best of an average bunch. Brave on the ball and in the tackle, he tried manfully to drag his team back into the game. Worryingly stretchered off late on with a hip injury.

Willie Clemons: arguably the most encouraging performance from a Bermuda player. Always positive in possession and almost covered every blade of grass with his willing running. On the few occasions he gave away the ball, showed determination to win it back. Pleasing debut.

Zeiko Lewis: a patchy performance by the diminutive winger who showed glimpses of his inventive best but drifted in and out of the game. Bermuda were poor in the final third and Lewis was among those who failed to deliver the killer pass when it mattered most.

Jonté Smith: ploughed a lone furrow up front and did his level best to hold the ball up and bring others into play. Showed neat touches and looked more threatening after the introduction of Rai Simons early in the second half.

Substitutes used

Rai Simons: will have undoubtedly been disappointed not to start. Bermuda certainly improved after his introduction.

Osagi Bascome: difficult to access the talented teenager on this brief outing.

Lejuan Simmons: blazed a shot well over the crossbar late on.

Mixed night: Lewis showed flashes of inspiration against Dominican Republic (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

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Published June 06, 2016 at 9:00 am (Updated June 06, 2016 at 10:55 am)

How Bermuda rated ...

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