One Love threatens Sugar Boys top spot in BVIFA Men’s National League

By BVI Football Association

One Love v Old Madrid clash ends 3-1 to One Love
Photo: Dean “the Sportsman” Greenaway

One Love F.C. closed the gap on the Sugar Boys F.C. at the top of the BVI Football Association National League as they overcame nearest rivals Old Madrid F.C. 3-1 on Sunday, April 29, 2018.

Okeyne Thenstead scored a first half double, the latter coming deep in added time before the break, to give his side a comfortable cushion, before Ofaniss Bassaragh made certain of all three points, netting One Love’s third in the 68th minute.

Rohan Sweeney would score a consolation for Old Madrid as time expired, but defeat saw them slip to fourth in the standings as the Islanders F.C. had no difficulty in securing an easy 8-0 victory over F.C. Sea Argo, courtesy of a five minute, first half hat trick from Fitzroy Daley, who scored in the 18th, 22nd and 23rd minutes. Daley would add a second half hat trick to take his personal tally to six and whilst Ranalle Cain also scored, the biggest cheer was for Sheldon Harry who scored in the 73rd minute.

The Islanders now have 10 points, sitting in third place, with One Love on 16 in second and the Sugar Boys still in top spot on 19 points.

The last match of the weekend saw the Rebels F.C. continue their resurgence with a 3-1 win over the sea sawing Wolues F.C.

Chadwick Evans opened the scoring for the Rebels in the 36th minute and whilst Vernol Richards made it 2-0 in the 56th minute, Phillip Nelson handed the Wolues a life line in the 89th, before Evans made the game safe with his second and the Rebels third in the 90th minute.

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Islanders take BVIFA National League title fourth time running

By BVI Football Association

Action from Wolues v VG Utd in the 2017 BVIFA National League. Photo: BVIFA / Charlie Jackson

Action from Wolues v VG Utd in the 2017 BVIFA National League. Photo: BVIFA / Charlie Jackson

Whilst they will have to wait for the official presentation of the trophy, the Islanders secured a 4th consecutive BVI Football Association National League title, with a 2-1 win over the Rebels F.C. on Sunday, January 29, 2017

Needing at least one point to deny the Sugar Boys, who beat Old Madrid 4-1 the previous day, a chance of sneaking the Championship, the Islanders went ahead in the first half through Fitzroy Daley. However, Joel Williams equalised and it was left to talisman, Avondale Williams to calmly slot home the winner from the edge of the box.

There are still games to go on Wednesday and at the weekend, but the presentations will be made at the conclusion of the last game of the season between the Sugar Boys and the Islanders, .

Sugar Boys had applied a little bit of pressure on the Islanders with a comfortable victory on Saturday against the Old Madrid side, with Mohamed Kafour scoring a hat trick and going joint top of the Golden Boot table on 11 goals.

Kevin Fisher of the Islanders also has 11 as does Richard Morgan of One Love.

The other goals came from Akeem Hendrikson and a Sugar Boys own goal.

Despite defeat, the Rebels guaranteed themselves a top four finish as did One Love with a 2-0 victory against the Panthers, courtesy of Goals from Morgan and Uriah Junior Baptiste

The Wolues 4-0 win over VG United was the penultimate weekend’s action with goals from Kevin Carragher, Giovanni Di Biaise (2) and Omar Elliston.