BVIFA Boys’ U15 National Football team kicks off with a win at CONCACAF Championship in Florida

By the BVI Football Association

BVIFA U15 Boys National Football team at 2017 CONCACAF Championship, Bradenton, Florida. Photo: BVIFA

The BVIFA U15 Boys National team kicked off their CONCACAF Championship in fine style on Sunday, August 13, 2017, with a 4-0 rout of Anguilla.

The game, played in blistering heat at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, began at a slow pace, but it was the BVI Boys who were soon in the ascendancy as, after a spate of chances that went begging, Miguel Marshall fired home to open the scoring.

The BVI lead was soon doubled as Tyler Forbes rose high at the far post to get his head to a Luka Chalwell Cross.

Forbes then made it 3-0 early in the second half as he surprised everyone, spinning the off-side trap and flicking the ball past the Anguillan goalkeeper.

Number 4 came from the boot of Marcus Butler and the game was all over.

“I’m very proud of the team,” commented Guillaume Parkins, the team Captain. “We had four players that we hadn’t played with yet and they gelled into the set up perfectly. It was like heaven when the ball eventually went into the back of the net. We kept trying, Forbes is a beast and he did his job today. Butler thoroughly deserved his goal too.”

Next up for the BVI is Montserrat on Tuesday, followed by the Turks and Caicos on Wednesday.