Panthers, Wolues and One Caribbean secure wins in BVIFA National Youth League games

Miles Penn scored six goals as Panthers FC went on an eight-goal rampage against VG Utd in the BVI Football Association’s National U13 Youth League on Saturday 19th December 2020 at East End / Long Look.

The final score was 8-1 and saw the young Panthers stay top of the standings. “Honestly my team played some lovely football,” beamed Coach Wayne Phillip. “They were passing the ball, dribbling, playing aggressively and it was brilliant to watch.”

Penn’s first goal for Panthers came in the 16th minute after Kyia Flax had given VG Utd the lead in the 14th minute, but then the flood gates opened with Penn scoring again in the 21st minute, to give his team a 2-1 lead at half time and then in the 31st, to complete his hat trick, and the 59th, 60th and 61st.

“Penn’s left foot was sweet, and he made great contact for his goals, but the whole team played well. It was a collective effort and all in all it was a really good performance,” noted Phillips.

The other scorers were Latriel Williams and Christian Vanterpool

Also, in U13 action, the Wolues FC beat The Sugar Boys FC 3-1 with Oakley Hodges rounding out the scoring in the 90th minute after an own goal and a 50th minute strike from Charlie Potgeiter had put the Wolues in command before Kyle Farrington pulled one back for the Sugar Boys.

In the U17 Clash between One Caribbean FC and VG Utd, it was again the team from Virgin Gorda who took the lead through Deshawn Richardson in the 5th minute, but Azarni Callwood equalized in the 16th minute from the penalty spot and with another goal from Callwood almost at the final whistle, One Caribbean came away with a 2-1 victory.

“It was a battle,” commented Coach Morris Mark. “We stuck to our game plan though, stifled the speed and skill of their senior players and with Ryan Lettsome and Callwood back from school in the UK we had enough firepower to come through.”

Nicholas Haycraft was called upon to make a fine save in the dying moments and Dylan Cline and Callwood combined on a swift counterattack that saw Callwood net the winner.

In the other U17 results, Wolues FC beat Rebels FC 1-0 with a Michael Palladino 8th minute goal separating the teams.

BVIFA National Youth Leagues continue with victories for Wolues FC U13s, One Caribbean FC (U13s & U17s) and One Love FC U17s

The BVI Football Association’s National Youth Leagues continued at the East End / Long Look venue over the weekend of December 12 – 13, 2020 with hat tricks for Hugo Hlavacek in the U13s and Jalen Prentice in the U17’s grabbing the headlines.

Hlavacek scored his first goal in the 1st minute of the game as the Wolues FC went onto to beat Old Madrid FC 9-1 and scored in the second minute before going onto complete his hat trick in the 16th minute. Further goals came from Quinn Woodfield (2), William Sanders, Ethan Mohamed and Charlie Potgeiter, whilst Derick Williams scored a consolation for Old Madrid.

“My boys put up a good fight for their first game and I’m super proud of them,” commented Coach Darren Jones. “We have a lot of work to do, but I also saw a lot of talent out on the pitch.”

Also, in U13 action, One Caribbean FC beat the Sugar Boys FC 2-0 with Devonte Smith scoring twice.

“The boys were a little raw, having not played much since the COVID-19 pandemic, but they had a determination to win,” stated Coach Morris Mark. “Super sub, Smith has great track speed and certainly showed that – not once, but twice!”

Meanwhile in the U17 National Youth League, Old Madrid came up against a firing-on-all-cylinders One Love FC outfit who duly romped to a 5-0 victory as Jalen Prentice scored a hat trick, including one dazzling virtuoso effort that saw him dribble past four opposition players before firing home. Shajahni Duporte and Felix Walters also found the net to round out the scoring.

“We lost our first game, so it was good to bounce back and see the boys settle into playing their game early,” noted Coach Javon Carty. “The boys were composed and disciplined from the outset and played a good game.”

Coach Mark returned to the field on Sunday and saw his One Caribbean FC U17 team to a 1-0 win against Rebels FC. “We had a well-prepared game plan to shut down their senior players and that made the difference,” he said.

Adrian Padilla scoring direct from a corner kick was the icing on the cake.