BVIFA National Youth and Women’s Futsal Leagues culminate with All Star matches and presentations

The culminating matches of the BVI Football Association National Youth Leagues and Women’s Futsal League took place on Saturday, February 13 at the National Stadium Venue in East End Long Look with a galaxy of future stars of the game on show.

In the U13 game, Panthers FC, THE Champion team overcame their All-Star opponents, 3-0, with goals coming from Myles Penn (2) and Lashawn Gibbs.

The U13 Girls Exhibition – added to the day’s play on an initiative from Julia Reich of the Wolues FC – saw a scintillating display that ended 2-2 with goals coming from Millie Cottreau, T’Nyah Richardson, Kyla Flax and Edith Ferrer.

The U17 boys, named as North Ballers and South Strikers by Coaches Richie Morton and Morris Mark, also ended as a draw, with goals from Ikyjah Williams and Sam Potgeiter.

The women’s game, which saw them playing on the full pitch and eleven a side after their Futsal Season, showed how quickly they are returning to full competitive action capability as Tola Broderick scored the only goal of a fast-paced game for Tortola in their 1-0 victory over Virgin Gorda.

All the coaches agreed that the day had been a great success, sentiments echoed by BVIFA Executive Board Members, Mr. Avanell Morton, responsible for Youth Development, Mrs. Loralee Walters-Abrams, the driving forces behind getting so much football organized throughout difficult times, and BVIFA Treasurer, Mr. Kenrick Grant, “It was an excellent day!” noted Walters-Abrams as both she and Morton congratulated all the players and coaches who had made it all possible.

After the dust had settled on some exhilarating displays on the field, the team and individual awards were presented.

U13 National Youth League
Champions; Panthers FC
Golden Boot; Myles Penn (Panthers FC)
Golden Glove; Akeem Paddy (Panthers FC)
MVP; Jaheim Bijai (Panthers FC)
Fair Play Award; (Old Madrid FC)

Individual Club MVPs
Morris Mark III (One Caribbean FC), Azaniah Glasgow (Old Madrid FC), Hugo Hlavacek (Wolues FC), Qu’yl Billingy (VG Utd), Myles Penn (Panthers FC), Kyle Farrington (Sugar Boys FC)

U17 National Youth League
Champions; One CARIBBEAN FC
Golden Boot; Adrian Padilla (One Caribbean FC)
Golden Glove; Oliver Henderson (Wolues FC)
MVP; T’Khoi Richardson
Fair Play Award; Old Madrid FC

Individual Club MVPs
Kemani Forrest (Old Madrid FC), Luca Reich (Wolues FC), Jaden Abrams (VG Utd), Adrian Padilla (One Caribbean FC), Jalen Prentice (One Love FC), Denvin Jones (Rebels FC).

BVIFA Women’s Futsal League
Champions; Wolues FC
Golden Boot; Darci Reich (Wolues FC)
Golden Glove; Tinia Van Zoost (Wolues FC)
MVP; Darci Reich (Wolues FC)
Fair Play Award; Wolues FC

Individual Club MVPs
Morgan Creque (Panthers FC), Tahirah Bascombe (VG Utd), Tola Broderick (Wolues FC), Makeda Fahie (Avengers FC)

Panthers FC (U13) Wolues (U17) pave the way for National League Championship titles

The Panthers FC made sure they would be crowned U13 National League Champions with a classy 6-2 victory over the Sugar Boys FC on Saturday 30th January at the East End / Long Look Stadium venue.

With the win, the Panthers are assured top spot as they are ahead of the Wolues FC on goal difference and have a game to play, whilst the Wolues have concluded their season.

“We played at a real high level, starting build ups from the back, and working the ball up the field. The team showed their strength and ability to attack sugar boys defense taking their game to the next level,” commented Coach Wayne Phillip, who was also quick to praise the Sugar Boys for the level of their performance as well.

Christian Vanterpool netted a hat trick, including one exquisite move that saw Jahim Benji dribble down the wing before hitting the perfect cross for Vanterpool to head home. Myles Penn smashed a rocket shot from long distance that caught everyone by surprise on his way to a brace and Marcus Butler.

Kyle Farrington was on hand to score both goals for the Sugar Boys.

One Caribbean FC thumped Old Madrid FC, 5-0, in the other U13 game played at the same venue, as Morris Carey scored a hat trick and both Marc Tan and Dawen Atime one each.

“It was a wet day, but the Old Madrid players did well in the first half,” noted One Caribbean’s Morris Mark. “But once Carey scored the opener, we took over and put the game away.”

Meanwhile in the U17 League, One Caribbean top the standings after a 14-0 rout of Old Madrid, but the destiny of the championship trophy is out of their hands as the Wolues have a game to play and are level on points with the table toppers, who have finished their games.

Adrian Adams (7), Johari Lacey (3), Milton Creque (2), Dylan Cline and an own goal filled the scoresheet for One Caribbean.

Short handed through injury, Coach Morris Mark was pleased to see his younger players take center stage. “After a quick start, Adams and Lacey were put on the bench to allow the youngsters to play and it was good to see how they passed the ball around and kept possession.”

Anything else other than defeat to VG Utd next week will see the Wolues crowned as Champions and they made sure of staying in contention with a 3-1 victory against One Love Utd on Sunday.

Their opponents went ahead through Felix Walters in the 19th minute before Luca Reich equalized in the 26th. Johannes Blok put the Wolues ahead in the 31st and Reich netted his second to make sure of all 3 points in the 38th.

“It was a great game,” confirmed Wolues’ Asst. Coach Walter Reich. “Very competitive!”

VG Utd saw their own slim chance of grabbing the title end in a 2-2 draw with Rebels FC, who went ahead through Denvin Jones in the 43rd minute and doubled their advantage in the 46th through Ikyjah Williams before T’Khoi Richardson struck back in the 47th and 57th minutes to grab a share of the points.

“It was a good, hard fought game,” stated Coach Jermain Abrams. “But we needed to win it!”

Next Saturday, February 6th, in the U13 League, Old Madrid FC take on the Panthers FC and VG Utd face One Caribbean FC, with both games scheduled for a 2pm kick off on the field at East End Long Look. In the U17’s, Rebels FC play Old Madrid, also at East End with a 3.30pm kick off.

On Sunday, February 7th, the Wolues FC against VG Utd takes place at the East End venue, with a 2pm kick off to conclude the season.

Sugar Boys, One Love and Panthers hold top spots in BVIFA National League

By BVI Football Association

Derol Redhead, who notched his 7th goal of the season in the 3-3 draw with One Love, to be the leading goal scorer so far. Photo: BVIFA

The points were shared between the top two clubs in the BVI Football Association National League, the Sugar Boys F.C. and One Love F.C. in a six-goal thriller on Sunday 15th April 2018 over on the Virgin Gorda Recreation Ground.

Mohammed Kachour had put the home side ahead in the 10th minute, Carl Stewart then equalized for One Love in the 34th minute. Okeyne Thenstead put One Love up 2-1 in the 52nd minute, Derol Redhead made it 2-2 in the 65th minute and Michael Castello restored the advantage to the hosts with his 68th minute goal making it 3-2, but almost as the home fans began celebrating another win, up popped Richard Morgan in the 85th minute to make it 3-3.

The Sugar Boys have still to suffer defeat this season and top the table with 16 points, One Love are second on 13, but the surprise of the season so far occurred back on the A.O. Shirley ground, when against the odds, the Panthers F.C. snatched a 1-0 win over the Islanders F.C.

The 3 points, courtesy of Nigel Saunderson’s 82nd minute goal puts the Panthers third on 7 points, whilst the Islanders and the Wolues F.C. share 4th on six points, with the Wolues losing 2-1 to VG Utd, who climbed up to sixth, in Sunday’s Prime Time game back on Virgin Gorda.

Having gone 2-0 down, after goals from Jose Antonio scored a consolation goal for the Wolues in the 89th minute. This after Thomas Albert opened the scoring in the 52nd minute and Delano Barbour doubled the home sides advantage in the 84th.

Panthers F.C. grab Marlon Penn Nine-a-Side Women’s League Championship trophy

By: BVIFA

Panthers F.C., the victorious women's team which overcame the U15's with a score of 7-0, to secure the championship title of the Marlon Penn Nine-a-Side Women's League. Photo: Provided

Panthers F.C., the victorious women’s team which overcame the U15’s with a score of 7-0, to secure the championship title of the Marlon Penn Nine-a-Side Women’s League. Photo: BVIFA

With an emphatic win, but by the narrowest of margins, the Panthers F.C. leap frogged the U15 Girls team to grab the BVIFA Marlon Penn Nine a Side Women’s league Championship trophy on Sunday 25th January, 2015, at the Greenland’s Playing Field.

Going into the final round of matches any of three teams, the Ballstarz F.C, the U15’s and the Panthers F.C, all had a mathematical chance of being Champion, with the U15’s sitting in prime spot three points up on their nearest rivals.

The first game of the day saw the Ballstarz play the shorthanded Avengers, but after racing into a 3-0 lead just before half time, they saw their chances of recording a big win and boost to their goal difference evaporate as an injury to an Avenger player and her subsequent inability to continue playing, gave the Referees no option but to abandon the game.

The injury took the Avengers down to just six players, with the rules stating at least seven must be on the field for the game to continue.
Murcella Gordon slotted home the opening goal after intercepting a clearance and firing home into the empty net. A neat interchange between Emily Lockhart and Tevern David resulted in a pin point cross to Victoria Medley Parkins, who smashed home the second and then David herself made it three with a well placed shot from outside the penalty area.

The U15’s then played the Panthers, knowing a point or even narrow defeat would guarantee them the Trophy, but the experienced Panthers had a much different idea.

After several near misses at either end, the Panthers opened the scoring half way through the first half when Amanda Creese nodded in from close range. Defensive hesitation then let in Ali Hamilton for the second, seven minutes later. Goal number three came in the 25th minute, with Marie Lumley firing home the rebound after Akira Phillip saved brilliantly from a Hamilton Free Kick.

Hamilton scored her second and the Panthers fourth just before half time, calmly lobbing the ball over Keithreece Smith, deputizing for the injured Phillip.
At the start of the second half Laresha Martin brought out a fine save by Decima Lambert and Gabby Dawson saw her Free Kick blocked by the defense as the Girls took the game to the Panthers. However they would suffer more heartbreak when Hamilton rounded off her hat trick in the 35th minute with a low drive and then Nicky Wheatley hit her lobbed effort with just enough power and bounce to leave Smith unable to stop the ball crossing the line in the 40th.

At 6-0 the goal difference for both teams was identical as were the points total, but Hamilton scored her fourth in the 45th minute to make it 7-0 and despite the U15’s striving for a goal that would have denied the Panthers the Championship, up until the final whistle blew, the strike proved decisive in the destiny of the Trophy.

League Table Marlon Penn Women’s Nine a Side

  Team PL WI DR LO PO GS GA GB
1 Panthers 6 3 1 2 10 12 7 +5
2 U15 Girls 6 3 1 2 10 11 8 +3
3 Ballstarz 6 3 1 2 10 7 5 +2
4 Avengers 6 0 3 3 3 3 13 -10

In the Men’s Championship, the Islanders held onto a 1-0 half time lead, courtesy of a long range Ranalie Caines goal to beat the Ballstarz and lift the Title