Wolues FC tops BVIFA Super 6 Tournament standings

Noel Maxwell (light blue) scored a hat trick against the Rebels FC to top the standings of the ongoing BVIFA Super 6 tournament. Photo: BVIFA

A Noel Maxwell hat trick punctuated the weekend’s action in the BVI Football Association’s Super 6 tournament as Sugar Boys FC dropped points and the Wolues FC went back to the top of the standings.

The final score line between the Wolues and Rebels FC was 3-0 but it was not until late in the game that the destination of the points was confirmed as, despite going two goals down by half time, the Rebels dominated the second half and saw a penalty saved.

A Phil Nelson through ball paved the way for Maxwell to open the scoring in the 30th minute and, just 4 minutes later, the same pair combined to double the lead after some good play by Michael Palladino.

The second half saw a more determined Rebels force the Wolues to play deep in their own half and if Curtly Peters had not been denied by Simon Cross from 12 yards, then the outcome could have been different. As it was, Maxwell broke through in the dying moments to see off the challenge from a couple of defenders and slid home to complete his hat trick.

In the other games played, the Sugar Boys FC had a 69th minute goal from Derol Redhead to thank for a share of the points in a 1-1 draw with Lion Heart FC after Sheldon Brown had put his side ahead in the 59th minute.

The Islanders FC continued their resurgence with a 4-2 victory against Old Madrid FC as Rohan Lennon hit a first half brace, an own goal just after half time made it 2-1 and then a McTair James double made sure of another win for the National League Champions.

The final game of the weekend also ended 1-1 as VG Utd’s Devante Samuel scored in the 15th minute before Abner Villanueva equalized for Lion Heart FC in the 43rd from the penalty spot.

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.

Islanders FC in the lead in BVIFA National League

Islanders FC v Wolues battle it out in BVIFA National League on Nov 29, 2020

The Islanders FC and Wolues FC proved inseparable on Sunday 29th November as the top two sides in the BVI Football Association’s National League drew 1-1 at the East End / Long Look venue on Tortola.

The shared points favored the Islanders as they now have a five point lead in the race for the Championship with just two games to go and if they avoid defeat this coming weekend when they play Old Madrid FC  and the Wolues fail to beat One Love FC, then the title will be theirs.

Kevin Fisher-Daniel fired his team into the lead in the 32nd minute of a tense game and it took the Wolues until the 67th minute to equalize through Robert Green.

Earlier in another action-packed weekend, One Caribbean FC secured a 3-2 victory over One Love FC, with all the goals coming during a frantic 35-minute period in the first half.

Rickson Augustin opened the scoring for One Caribbean in the 5th minute before Santos Caines made it 1-1 in the 8th minute. Kelvin Glasgow restored the lead in the 22nd minute and Richard Morgan made it 2-2 on the half hour mark only for Glasgow to score his second and what turned out to be the winner in the 40th minute.

The Panthers FC nabbed all 3 points from Old Madrid with a brace from Nigel Sanderson, including a 75th minute penalty sealing a 2-1 win after Nano Ottley had levelled the game at 1-1 in the first half and VG Utd and Lion Heart FC battled to a 1-1 draw after Jevonne Demming opened the scoring just before half time and Shevaugn Thomas equalized for Lion Heart in the 76th minute.

VG Utd v Lion Heart battled to a 1-1 draw in BVIFA National Leagues

Wolues, Rebels, One Love, and Islanders secure weekend wins

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Wolues F.C. vs Old Madrid F.C at BVIFA 2016 National League match on September 24. Photo: BVISports.com

Wolues F.C. vs Old Madrid F.C at BVIFA 2016 National League match on September 24. Photo: BVISports.com

Whilst many awaited the mouthwatering clash between the Islanders F.C. and the Sugar Boys F.C. the match of the weekend was the first game on Saturday 24th September, between the Wolues F.C. and Old Madrid.

In the first thirty minutes of the game, the only excitement to get the crowd engaged was the appearance of two paragliders landing on the A.O. Shirley Ground, apparently diverted from their attended target of Nanny Cay by a lack of wind.

However, after two goals were disallowed for offside, just two corners, both to Old Madrid and only one shot on target, Kenmore Peters arrived at the far post, unmarked, to head home a Sheldon Harry free kick in the 35th minute.

Leo Forte almost leveled for the Wolues moments later as he burst through the midfield towards goal only to be denied by a last gasp tackle from Courtney Johnson as he lined up his shot.

A delightful interchange of passes between Timothy Parsons and Xavier Arnougili saw the latter fire inches wide to sound further alarm bells in the Old Madrid defense, which had up until the dyeing moments of the first half, been expertly organized by Danny Joseph.

The Wolues finally got a deserved equalizer in the 64th minute when Christopher Farmer fired home a volley from an acute angle, latching onto a half clearance following a Rory Greenan free kick.

Peters almost put Old Madrid back in front with a diving header, but in the 68th minute, substitute Noel Maxwell put the Wolues up 2-1 with a curling effort evading the dive of Dion Clarke in the Madrid goal.

In the 80th minute Peters arrived unmarked again at the Wolues far post to nod home the equalizer after a free kick from the Madrid left deceived Andre Gaymes in the Wolues goal, but James Drury secured all three points for the Wolues with a 25-yard free kick, which went up and over the wall and past the despairing Clarke to make it 3-2 in the 87th minute.

The Rebels F.C. then made a winning start to their campaign with a 3-1 victory over VG United, with a first half goal scored by Michael Baptichon, cancelled out by Xavier John in the 64th minute before Howard Johnson restored the advantage a minute later and Baptichon scored his second and the Rebels third in the 80th minute.

On Sunday, Uriah Jnr. Baptiste put One Love on the way to a 3-1 win over the Panthers, scoring in the 33rd minute, before two second half goals from Richard Morgan confirmed the win, despite Kenny Emmanuel giving the Panthers reason to hope for at least a share of the points with his 66th minute equalizer.

The Islanders then secured a 2-0 win over arch rivals, the Sugar Boys with goals from Kevin Fisher, who bundled home a loose ball from close range in the first half and Nano Ottley in the second.

Islanders conclude season unbeaten

 Akeem Hendrikson heads home a first half equalizer for the Sugar Boyz. Photo credit: Charlie E. Jackson


Akeem Hendrikson heads home a first half equalizer for the Sugar Boyz. Photo credit: Charlie E. Jackson

Islanders F.C. duly completed an unbeaten Premier League Season with a 3-1 win over the Ballstars on Sunday, whilst the Sugar Boys overcame a battling Wolues 3-2 to cement third place in the standings and give themselves a shot at finishing second.

The Islanders have already been crowned Champions following One Love forfeiting last Wednesday nights top of the table clash found themselves a goal down inside the first five minutes when stand in goal keeper, Fitzroy Daley made an elementary handling error inside his own box to gift the Ballstars a free kick, which was deflected by Ranalie Caine past the flapping Daley and inside the near post.

Just two minutes later though, the Islanders were level when McTair James was brought crashing down in the Ballstars box and Avondale Williams powered his spot kick straight past Troy Caesar.

The Islanders then went 2-1 up, in the 20th minute, following a long run by Noel Isaac, who slid the perfect ball into the path of Andy Davis and who, in turn, expertly chipped the ball over Caesar and into the empty net.

The second half saw the Islanders squander a lot of chances with several players guilty of over elaboration in front of goal and a lack of composure, but eventually Caines made it 3-1 in the 70th minute when presented with the simplest of tap ins.

The Wolues then played the Sugar Boyz and caught their defense still getting organized when Xavier Arnau Gili slotted home the opening goal in the second minute.

The same player had a chance to double the lead moments later, but his flicked effort went agonizingly wide of the far post.

However for much of the remainder of the first half it was a sea of Orange in the Wolues half as the Sugar Boyz piled on the pressure. Derol Redhead latched onto a through ball and should have at least hit the target. Wolues Keeper, Nick Messum, made a couple of flying saves from Jeunick Mingo, Roger Roberts and Redhead, but even he was powerless to prevent the equalizer in the 32nd minute when a pinpoint cross from Terry Nanthan was met with a bullet header by Akeem Hendrikson.

A sublime touch and first time pass from Nanthan put Roberts through on goal early in the second half and he made no mistake in sliding the ball past Messum to make it 2-1 to the Boyz.

Then a Robin Van Persie like looping header from Graeme Willis in the 47th minute made it 2-2, but 15 minutes later Roberts scored his second to restore his teams lead at 3-2.

As time ran out Redhead should have made it 4-2, but opted to pass rather than shoot and at the other end Jose Jiminez squandered an opportunity to give the Wolues what would have been a deserved point,

On Wednesday night, June 25th, One Love play the Ballstars in a Premier League encounter on the A.O. Shirley Ground at 7pm.