U15 Girls take lead in Marlon Penn Nine a Side


U15 Girls player, Jackisha Rigobert holding off the attention of two Avengers. Photo: BVIFA

U15 Girls player, Jackisha Rigobert holding off the attention of two Avengers. Photo: BVIFA

The U15 Girls cemented themselves atop the Honourable Marlon Penn Nine a Side Women’s League standings, with one round of matches to go, recording a resounding 6-0 victory over the Avengers on Sunday at Greenland’s Playing Field.

Keithreece Smith opened the scoring for the U15’s in the 20th minute with a low drive past Gloria Fahie, before Laresha Martin doubled the advantage just before the break, smashing home an unstoppable half volley.

Morgan Creque then was on hand to make it 3-0 early in the second half when she nodded home from close range after a Martin effort rebounded back of the bar. Smith scored her second following a lay back from Creque and Jackisha Rigobert made it 5-0 delicately curling an effort inside the far post.

Martin rounded out the scoring in the dyeing moments to give her team 10 points from 5 games and a 3 point cushion at the top of the table over the Panthers and Ballstarz.

The two clashed in the day’s second game knowing it was a must win encounter.

The Ballstarz struck early via the boot of Emily Lockhart and were able to hold on despite a tremendous performance by the Panthers. Both teams, in truth, produced the game of the season and it took all the skills, endeavour and experience of the Ballstarz to claim all 3 points.

The win puts both teams on 7 points, but the U15’s have a tremendous goal difference advantage their rivals heading into the last round on Sunday 18th January.

In the Men’s Division, the Islanders were handed a place in next Sunday’s Final with a forfeiture by the Rebels F.C.

The result, declared by the rules as a 3-0 win for the Islanders, was more than enough to see them leap frog Old Madrid and finish atop Group B.

The Panthers game against One Love was also a forfeiture, giving the Panthers their first win, 3-0, of the season, but made no impact on the Group A standings as the Ballstarz had already secured progression into the Final.