Teams Through To BVIFA Nine A Side League Finals

Photo courtesy of BVI FA

Photo courtesy of BVI FA


The Finalists for the BVIFA Men’s Nine A Side have been settled after two high powered action packed semi finals on Sunday 6th December, 2015, at Greenland Field on the East End of Tortola.

The first game saw the previously unbeaten Wolues succumb to the fast flowing Islanders 4-0, with second half goals coming from Avon Williams, Rohan Lennon, Kevin Fisher and an own goal.

The match ended in a bad tempered flair up between Wolues’ Alesandro Palladino, Rory Greenan and the Islanders Fisher, who all got red carded deep into added time.  The two Wolues players will miss the 3rd/4th play off, whilst Fisher will miss out on the final.

The second semi final proved almost as one sided as the Sugar Boys set up a mouthwatering Final against the Islanders with a 5-2 win over the Panthers.

Colin Ollivierre opened the scoring for the Panthers against the run of play late in the first half, but Derol Redhead equalized shortly after the break. McGraw Baptiste then put the Boys from VG ahead in the 54th minute and Roger Roberts finished off any chance of a come back from the Panthers by smashing a 15 minute hat trick. (59th, 69th, 74th minutes), before Stenneth Williams scored a late consolation goal for the Panthers

The Final will be held on Sunday 13th December at Greenland with a kick off scheduled for 6.30pm

The Panthers will play against the Wolues for 3rd / 4th place at 5.00pm

In Women’s action the Avengers rounded out their season with a 2-0 win against VG United, with goals coming from Lavern Fahie and the Ballstars set down a marker ahead of the Women’s final with a 2-0 win over the Panthers Women, courtesy of two goals by Philia James.

After finishing first and second in the Women’s League, the pair will clash again for the Women’s Championship as part of Finals day on the 13th December at 4pm.

All the Players of the week will be recognized at the Trophy Presentation after the Men’s Final including this week’s Alphonso Warner Insurance Female Keithreece Smith and Busta Men’s Player of the Week Monty Butler.

Previous recipients include Lilly Pierce (Ballstars F.C.), Brittney Peters (Avengers F.C), Phillia James (Ballstars F.C), Jacintha Weekes (Panthers Women F.C), Sapphire Flax (Panthers Women F.C.), Sheniece St Jean (Ballstars F.C.), Makayda Fahie (Avengers F.C) and Meekesha Beecher (VG United) for the Alphonso Warner Insurance Female Player of the Week and Andre Gaymes (Wolues F.C.), Errol Coke (Panthers F.C), Kevin Fisher (Islanders F.C.), Andres Bailey (VG United), Shawn Jacob (Sugar Boys F.C.), Sheldon Harry (Old Madrid F.C.), Kevin Carragher (Wolues F.C.), Rory Greenan (Wolues F.C.), Leonard Davis (Sugar Boys F.C.), Rudolph Davis (Panthers F.C.) and Montgomery Butler (Islanders F.C.) for the Busta Men’s Player of the Week award.

Apart from the Championship Trophy, MVPs, Golden Boot and Golden Gloves will be awarded and there will be closing speeches from BVIFA President, Mr. Andy Bickerton, Representatives of the Sponsors and local dignitories.