Sugar Boys Win With Freak Goal

Photo by BVI Platinum

Photo by BVI Platinum

By BVI Platinum

A freak own goal, conceded by Islanders‘ keeper, Monty Butler, handed the Sugar Boys the Wendoll Williams Cup for a third time on Sunday, 19th June, 2016 at the A.O. Shirley Grounds.

According to a release from the BVI Football Association, the goal, the only one of the game, came in the 90th minute from a cross shot by Keron Daniel out on the Islanders left hand side.

The ball headed directly to Butler, who fumbled the ball and managed to let it bounce behind him and into the empty net.

“To be honest, it was a cross, but the keeper made a mistake and overall we deserved a bit of luck,” commented Daniel.

Derol Redhead was in a celebratory mood and satisfied with the win. “It was an enjoyable game; we played tough and kept going until the final whistle. The goal was maybe the break we deserved.”

Terry Nanton of the Sugar Boys was named as Tournament MVP, an honor that Redhead thought was well deserved.

“We expect a lot from him. He pulls strings for us from midfield and once he plays his role, we are all on top of our game.”

Javon Carty offered congratulations to the Sugar Boys, but felt his team should have been well ahead by half time.

“We battled hard, missed a few good chances through poor finishing and then conceded a very unfortunate goal right at the death. The Sugar Boys played a good game and we will go back to the drawing board to plan for the next tournament.”

Franis Primo and Allesandro Pallandino were jointly named as Golden Boot recipients, whilst the next tournament could well be taking place on the new Astro pitch at the association’s soon to be new home in East End, starting in September of this year.

Wendoll Williams Cup drawing to a close

By BVI Football Association

One Love's Richard Morgan "skins" Islanders Jamal Sergeant. Photo: Provided

One Love’s Richard Morgan “skins” Islanders Jamal Sergeant. Photo: BVIFA

The football semi finals of the Wendoll Williams Cup are all set to take place this coming Sunday, June 12th, after the Islanders overcame a tenacious One Love, 2-0 and the Panthers secured a 2-1 win over VG United, last weekend.

The Panthers actually went a goal down in their quarter final against VG, after Joshua Ramprashad fired home in the 7th minute.

Shamoy Thompson then restored parity for the Panthers in the 20th minute and Gordon Prince netted what turned out to be the winner in the 42nd.

The Islanders had a gift of an opening goal, when Kevin Fisher took advantage of a goal keeping error in the 6th minute, but One Love, who had been out of football for a while, grew into the game and showed they will become the force to be reckoned with that they once were.

No further goals came in the first half and for 20 minutes at the start of the second, One Love chased, harried and thoroughly frustrated the Islanders.

However, as a lack of match fitness began to take its toll, the Islanders cushioned their lead with a well directed header from Julian Davidson to secure their place in the last four.

The Women’s semi final between Ballstars and Avengers, is scheduled for 4pm on Sunday 12th June and will be followed by Wolues against Sugar Boys at 6pm.

The Panthers will play the Islanders at 8pm.

The Wendoll Williams Cup Final is scheduled for Sunday 19th June with action starting at 5pm.