The Bermudans did themselves proud before finally dropping out of contention for South Africa 2010. They beat the Cayman Islands by an aggregate score of 4-2 in the first round before running headlong into Caribbean powers Trinidad and Tobago in the second round.
Most pundits predicted a walkover for the Trinidadians, but poacher supreme John Barry Nusum inspired a brilliant 2-1 win for the Bermudans on the road in their first leg, sparking talk of a sensational upset. T&T eventually roared back to win the second leg 2-0 and end Bermuda's hopes in dramatic fashion.
Much improved from teams of the past, the Bermudan islanders can now look forward to future competitions with justifiably increased optimism.