Islanders win Terry Evans Cup!


Islanders - 2014 winners of Terry Evans Cup. Photo credit: BVIFA

Islanders – 2014 winners of Terry Evans Cup. Photo credit: BVIFA

The Islanders F.C. wrapped up their 2014 season with yet another piece of silverware after they overcame One Love F.C. 2-1 in the Final of the Terry Evans Cup on Sunday.

The game itself was worthy of any such grand occasion and was played out in front of a large crowd on the A.O. Shirley Ground with the cut and thrust build up play of the Premier League Champions, the Islanders matched whole heartedly by the guts and determination of the “never say die” One Love team.

The Islanders took the lead half way through the first half with a goal from Fitzroy Daley and seemingly wrapped up the game in the 70th minute with the move of the match.

Rohan Lenon fed a ball to Valdo Andersen, who had been full of running and caused One Love problems all game. He in turn took a touch and then played a perfect ball down the Islanders left flank that found Kevon Smith in acres of space and faced with a clear run on the One Love Goal.

His cool finish gave the goalkeeper no chance and at 2-0 up the Islanders, with just 20 minutes left of normal time, could have been excused to have begun celebrations. However One Love kept going and clawed their way back into the game via a close range half volley from Lenroy Murray with ten minutes to go.

In truth the Islanders closed up shop and denied One Love any more chances of an equalizer and as time ran out had chances to increase their lead, including a McTair James effort crashing back of the cross bar.

“We came out wanting to stay unbeaten through the season and came out with a positive attitude. We planned to play a compact game and came out with a victory. Our defense fell asleep to concede the goal and that is something we will work on for next season.” Commented the Islanders Coach Avondale Williams.

Attention now turns to the BVIFA’s 40th Anniversary celebrations which begin in September 2014.