Terry Evans Cup Reaches Semi-Final Stages

Photo courtesy of BVIFA

Photo courtesy of BVIFA


The Sugar Boys will play Old Madrid in the semi finals of the Terry Evans Cup, after both secured wins on Sunday in their respective quarter final ties against Haitian Stars and the Panthers F.C.

That game will be the second semi final to be played on Sunday 1st May, 2016, at 6.00pm, on the A.O. Shirley Ground and the winner will know their opponent after the Islanders face VG United in the first game of the day at 4.00pm

Old Madrid and the Panthers slugged it out over 90 minutes of ebbing and flowing football, with both sides creating chances to win the game, but ultimately running out of time and ending up facing a dreaded Penalty Shoot Out.

That Shoot Out went right through 18 spot kicks of various style and skill until the Panthers finally lost their nerve and fired kick number 19 high over the cross bar to concede defeat, 8-7.

The Sugar Boys used a goal from Michael Castillo right after the half time break to overcome the Haitian Stars, 2-1, to complete the semi final line up.

Derol Redhead’s 11th minute opener was cancelled out by Michael Bapticham’s 25th minute equalizer for the Stars who were making a return to competitive football after a two year absence.

In Women’s Football, The Panthers overcame the Avengers, 6-1 to secure a place in the May 8th Final against the Ballstars, with a hatrick from Sapphire Flax, a brace from Jacinta Weekes and a solo effort from Christine Jackson.

Makeda Fahie scored a consolation for the Avengers.

Terry Evans Cup Update

Kenmore-SimmondsAfter two fiercely competitive preliminary matches the Terry Evans Cup quarter Finals are scheduled to begin this Wednesday, March 19th, 2014, with the Sugar Boyz facing Virgin Gorda United on the A.O. Shirley Ground at 7.00pm.

The opening match of the competition went the way of Old Madrid, 2-0, against the Haitian Stars, thanks to an own goal in the first half and a Kenmore Simmonds second half strike.

Humphrey Leue’s miss hit cross bobbled in the box in the 17th minute and somehow found its way past defender, Cadeem Thomas and the goalkeeper, Daniel Philippe, to nestle in the back of the net.

For the next 15 minutes or so Old Madrid were thankful for the ‘keeping exploits of Hanif James to keep them ahead as he made crucial saves from Raphael Savory, Gregory Atime and Jared Younis. However with a minute of the restart Old Madrid got the breathing space they needed and as it turned out settle the match when Simmonds burst through a square back line and slotted home low past the despairing Philippe.

The second preliminary game saw a tenacious Ballstarz bow out of the competition to One Love via a late late heart breaking goal from Richard Morgan.

Neither side gave an inch or asked for one during the 70 minutes of frenetic action, yet just when it looked like the tie would go to penalties a moment of lapse in the Ballstarz defense allowed Morgan to latch onto a loose ball and thread his way goal ward before sliding home past Maxwell Dabreo.

The goal which came deep into the 3 minutes of added time at the end of the second half was celebrated like a Cup Final winner, such was the relief of One Love to have progressed.