Islanders top ongoing National League


Sugar Boys beat  Panthers F.C. 2-1 in National League match on Sunday, Jan 22. Photo: VINO/Charlie Jackson

Sugar Boys beat Panthers F.C. 2-1 in National League match on Sunday, Jan 22. Photo: VINO/Charlie Jackson

With a lot more hard work than they bargained for, the Islanders FC all but claimed the National League title with a 1-0 win against the resurgent Old Madrid on Sunday January 22, 2017.

The only goal of the game came in the 48th minute from the league’s leading scorer, Kevin Fisher and, whilst far from capping a performance worthy of champions-elect, it at least gave the Islanders a 9-point lead at the top of the standings.

The Sugar Boys have a mathematical chance of still grabbing top spot as they have a game in hand, are still to play the Islanders, but have a far less goal difference.

They stayed in touch with a nervy 2-1 win against the Panthers with Phillip Graham proving first a handful for them to beat in the Panthers goal and then supplying an acrobatic touch and volley to score in the 65th minute to leave the Sugar Boys season in the balance.

Terrence Nanton scored from the penalty spot and Keron Daniel gave the Boys a two goal cushion, which proved just enough to see them home.

One Love are in fourth place after two second half goals from Trevor Ellis finally overcame a tenacious Virgin Gorda United and the Rebels stay third after a 3-1 win over the Wolues, who now sit just outside the top four.

Carlos Septus scored in each half and Michael Baptichon netted the third deep in added time at the end of the game after Kevin Carragher had levelled the game at 1-1.

Full standings below

League Table

POS     TEAM                                WINS          DRAWS    LOST       GF       GA   GD        Pts        POINTS

1          ISLANDERS F.C.                  12                  0             0           38        3          35          36

2          SUGAR BOYZ F.C.                9                   0            2            31         9          22           27

3          REBELS F.C.                           7                   1             3           26        17          9            22

4          ONE LOVE F.C.                     6                   0             6           31        19          12           18

5          OLD MADRID F.C.               5                   0             7           18        20          -2           15

6          THE WOLUES F.C.              4                   1              7           22        32        -10           13

7          THE PANTHERS F.C.          2                   1              9           11        32        -21              7

8          VIRGIN GORDA UNITED  0                  1              11           6         51        -45              1

BDO Primary and BVIFA High School League updates

Begrado Flax U12's beat Pelican Gate, 2-0. Photo: BVIFA

Begrado Flax U12’s beat Pelican Gate, 2-0. Photo: BVIFA

Bregado Flax took a share of top spot in the BDO U12 Primary School League with a 2-0 win over Pelican Gate.

Jaden Abrams converted a first half penalty, whilst Jamoi Hodge put the icing on the cake with a late second half strike.

St Georges continued a recent run of good form with a 3-1 win over Althea Scatliffe, thanks to a first half brace from Jefferson Frank. Adrian Padilla made it 3-0 towards the end of the second half, before Jeremiah Hopkins scored a late consolation for ASPS.

Cedar Green and Alexandrina Maduro Primary remain unbeaten in the standings to be first and second, respectively on goal difference, from BFEC, whilst ASPS are fourth.

In the U14 High School League, Cedar School leapfrogged over BFEC, with a 2-0 win, into second place in the standings, but still five points behind unbeaten leaders, ESHS.

Cedar’s game against BFEC was called off after an injury to the goalkeeper reduced the boys from VG to just six players on the field.

The goals coming from Scott Kirk and Luca Reich

In the High School Girls league, Cedar went top, on goal difference, from BFEC, with an 8-1 romp over the SDA Girls.

Hat tricks from Darci Reich and Lilly Pierce along with a goal each for Tola Broderick and Caron Simmons sealed the deal for Cedar, although SDA had been level at 1-1 after a strike from Daveon Topper.

BFEC maintained the pace in the race for the Championship with a hard fought 4-2 win over St Georges Girls, despite being a goal down, scored by Kiara Woodley, for much of the first half.

Jakisha Rigobert netted the equalizer and Kayla Skelton the go-ahead goal on the stroke of half time, before Loreal George scored twice in the second half to secure all 3 points.

Panthers record first win of season in BVIFA Men’s National League

By BVI Football Association

Atebe Creese was on the score sheet again for the Rebels in the 3-0 defeat of VG Utd. Photo: BVIFA

Atebe Creese was on the score sheet again for the Rebels in the 3-0 defeat of VG Utd. Photo: BVIFA

Mid table action in the Men’s National League kicked it up a notch over the weekend of December 3rd and 4th, with the Panthers recording their first win of the season and Old Madrid and the Wolues both beaten.

On Saturday, the Rebels had leapfrogged over the Sugar Boyz to go second in the standings, albeit short lived, with a 3-0 win over VG United.

As in their previous game VG Utd were good value for a 0-0 score line at half time, but became undone in the second half with a goal from Atebe Creese (48th min) and two goals from Elijah Toulan (57th and 66th min).

The Panthers then recorded their first win of the season and handed Old Madrid a second successive defeat, 2-0, to put further doubt on a place in the top four.

The goals came from Garnet Ferron and Jaleel Rodriquez.

The Wolues, who, had Old Madrid beaten the Panthers, would have been replaced in the top four, did little to help their own cause with a 3-0 defeat at the hands of the Sugar Boyz, courtesy of Deron Daniel (43rd min), Michael Castillo (49th min) and Allon Williams (52nd).

League Table – Current standings

POS   TEAM                      WINS    DRAWS      LOST              GF        GA    GD    POINTS

1       ISLANDERS F.C.          9            0              0                      29           3      26        27

2       SUGAR BOYZ F.C.        7            0              1                      23            6     17         21

3       REBELS F.C.                  6            1              2                       23           15      8         19

4       THE WOLUES F.C.       4            1              4                     20          22      -2        13

5       OLD MADRID F.C.        4            0             6                     17           19      -2        12

6       ONE LOVE F.C.              3            0              6                     24          18       6          9

7       THE PANTHERS F.C.    1            1            7                         7            25    -18        4

8       VIRGIN GORDA Utd     0            1           8                         5           40    -35         1


Final week of action before the Christmas break:

Saturday 10th December

  • 5pm – Wolues F.C. vs Panthers F.C.
  • 7pm – Sugar Boyz F.C. vs One Love F.C.

Sunday 11th December

  • 5pm – Virgin Gorda Utd vs Islanders F.C.
  • 7pm – Rebels F.C. vs Old Madrid F.C.

Islanders F.C. holding on to top spot in BVIFA Men’s National League


Wolues beat One Love 2-1 to hold 3rd position in ongoing BVIFA 2016 League. Photo: BVIFA

Wolues beat One Love 2-1 to hold 3rd position in ongoing BVIFA 2016 League. Photo: BVIFA

The clash at the top of the National League, between the Islanders and Rebels F.C, on Saturday, was a great advert for the domestic game and decided by Fitzroy Daley, who scored the only goal of a tense, dramatic affair for the Islanders.

His well taken goal came in the 20th minute and left the Islanders still top of the standings on 18 points ahead of the Rebels, who fall to fourth place, by goal difference, behind the Sugar Boys and Wolues.

The Wolues leap frogged into third place with their 2-1 win over One Love, whose disappointing run continues.

Kevin Carragher gave One Love an early lead through an own goal, but he then equalized for the Wolues at the right end, before Leo Forte wrapped up all 3 points for the surging Wolues, in the 47th minute.

Old Madrid F.C destroyed a shorthanded Virgin Gorda United, but took a long time to open the scoring against the eight opponents, before the flood gates opened, with Kenmore Peters netting a hat trick, taking his seasons tally to six.

The final score was 5-1, with Sheldon Harry and Kenrick Leslie also on the score sheet, whilst Jackson Rigobert scored a consolation for VG Utd.

In Women’s League action, Laverne Fahie scored once in each half to give the Avengers a 2-1 victory over VG Utd Girls, after Jackisha Rigobert had equalized mid-way through the second half.

National Men’s League Table

1 Islanders F.C 6 6 0 0 18 17 1 +16
2 Sugar Boys F.C. 5 4 0 1 12 12 4 +8
3 Wolues F.C. 5 4 0 1 12 15 8 +7
4 Rebels F.C. 5 4 0 1 12 12 6 +6
5 Old Madrid F.C. 5 2 0 3 6 12 10 +2
6 One Love F.C. 6 1 0 5 3 10 15 -5
7 Panthers F.C. 5 0 0 5 0 2 17 -15
8 Virgin Gorda United 5 0 0 5 0 3 22 -19