Robinson O’Neal, Bregado Flax and First Impressions Champions of BDO Primary League

Photo courtesy of BVIFA

Photo courtesy of BVIFA

By the BVIFA

As the BVIFA BDO Primary School Leagues drew to a close yesterday at Baughers Bay, Robinson O’Neal beat First Impressions 2-0 to be crowned U7 champions after an own goal and a cleanly struck penalty from Kyle Farrington.

“I’m very pleased with them” commented Coach Thomas Albert “we worked hard all week on how we were going to play this game and we were successful”.

In the Under 9’s Joel Mars netted twice to hand Bregado Flax a 2-0 win over St Georges.

“The whole season they had been playing a certain style, but it took them a while to settle down. At half time I reminded them of how they should be playing and in the second half they put it all into practice to win the game” stated Albert, who also coached Bregado Flax.

And in the U12 Final, First Impressions proved too strong for Cedar G Green to run out 2-1 winners with Justin Smith and Nathan Adams on the score sheet. Azarni Callwood pulled one back late on for Cedar, who were indebted to goal keeper Ollie Henderson for keeping them in the game as he pulled off a string of great saves.

“We had a couple of good players who are very technical and made good use of the ball, control, passing and of course scoring goals. Their goal keeper should be praised though, he made some great saves and kept them in the game” noted First Impressions Coach, Michael Fieron.

The Golden Boot awards went to Kyle Farrington in the U7’s, Christian Vanterpool in the U9’s and Azarni Callwood in the U12’s.

The MVPs were Te Mauri Isaac, Joel Mars and Justin Smith respectively.

Golden Gloves went to Caliq Creque, Jaden Abrams and Ollie Henderson.

Andy Bickerton, BVIFA President summed up the tournament: “It has been tough getting the leagues done in the September Term, but in the end today all three finals were good contests. We shouldn’t forget the runners up either; Cedar School had a young team, which gave First Impressions a good run for their money in the U12’s. The overall standard and the quality of play makes the BVIFA very happy and to see the likes of Henderson playing so well in goal, can only bode well for the future of the game”