Road Town F.C. are BVIFA Youth League champions

Photo by Charlie E. Jackson/VINO

Photo by Charlie E. Jackson/VINO


Road Town F.C rang the changes and ran out 5-0 victors over West End Tigers F.C. on Saturday May 28, 2016 on the field at the A.O. Shirley Recreation Grounds and with the win lifted the BVI Football Association (BVIFA) Youth Championship.

Their total dominance especially in the second half was down to some tactical changes from Coach “Left” and clinical finishing from Man of the Match Sheldon Harry, who notched a hat trick.

“I think the changes worked,” commented the Coach. “We went from a 3-5-2 to 4-4-2 and the guys played much better than in the previous games. Our big defender, Liam Blok, kept things tight at the back, which gave us the chance to stop them and build our own attacks consistently.”

Harry netted in the 44th, 68th and 75th minutes after Novar Garden had scored the early opener for Road Town and Blok had doubled the lead in the 19th minute.

West End, playing far below their potential, saw a penalty chance saved, but whilst creating some opportunities never looked like denting the Road Town march to the championship.

Their title was confirmed when North Sound F.C. failed to get the result they needed against The Valley F.C in the day’s second game.

Knowing a win would see them take the title back to Virgin Gorda, North Sound started brightly, but had their hopes dented, when, in the 10th minute Kemron Tillack fired home for the Valley after a lightning fast counter attack.

Talisman striker, Jahdique Winchester, brought his team back into the game with a 25th minute leveler, but in the second half Kyreek Gardener netted a 70th minute winner for the Valley, to secure all 3 points.

“They played very well,” commented Coach Timron Robinson. “They passed the ball well, supported each other and of course scored the goals that matter. I’m very proud of the whole squad and there is much more to come from this team.”

With the League Championship decided attention turns to the Knock Out Cup, which takes place on Sunday June 5, 2016 on the A.O. Shirley Recreation Grounds.

At 1pm, Road Town F.C. take on the Valley F.C. followed by, at 2.30pm, West End Tigers playing against North Sound F.C.