F.C. Sea Argo and Islanders garner first points of the season

By BVI Football Association

Kevin Fisher of the Islanders against VG United. Photo: Dean Greenaway

Another action-packed Sunday on March 18 saw both F.C. Sea Argo and the Islanders garner their first three points of the season and the Sugar Boys cement top spot in the standings in the BVIFA National League.

The Islanders, back from a mid-season trip to St Kitts and back to full strength had a tough test against a confident VG Utd and whilst Rohan Lennon settled any nerves with the opening goal in the 38th minute, it wasn’t until the second half that the Islanders were finally able to dominate proceedings.

Joshua Lynch made it 2-0 in the 51st minute, an unfortunate Joshua Ramprashad own goal put the game to bed in the 60th, and although Clint Thomas pulled one back for VG moments later in the 61st minute, it proved merely a consolation as the Islanders ran out 3-1 victors.

The drama continued to unfold over in Virgin Gorda, football’s second home, as first the Sugar Boys made it three wins from three with a 3-0 win over a tenacious Old Madrid, courtesy of a Derol Redhead brace.

Redhead scored the opener in the 40th minute, fellow front man, Mohammed Kachour made it 2-0 in the 70th minute, and then Redhead netted his second and the Sugar Boys third in the 87th.

The final game of the day saw F.C. Sea Argo shock the Rebels, whose season continues to spiral downhill, with a 3-1 victory.

Trevor Peters opened the scoring for the Rebels in the 20th minute and it wasn’t until deep in the second half that the signs of an “upset” materialized.

Omar Elliston equalized in the 71st to sound the Rebels alarm bells, just two minutes later Gavin Foster put his team ahead, 2-1 and Janel Ferdinand put the game beyond doubt, scoring in the 86th minute from the penalty spot to grab F.C. Sea Argo’s first victory not only in the National League, but in all competition’s since they joined the FA in early 2017.

This weekend’s fixtures have been postponed by the Competition Committee to facilitate the Masters (over 40’s) hosting a team from St Kitts.

Action will resume over the Easter weekend, with two matches scheduled as follows:

Panthers F.C. v  One Love F.C. at the  A.O Shirley Grounds at 3.00pm
F.C. Sea Argo v  VG Utd. at the  A.O.Shirley Grounds at 5.00pm


POS   TEAM                      WINS    DRAWS   LOST      GF    GA    GD    POINTS

1       SUGAR BOYS F.C.       3           0              0        11       1      10           9

2       ONE LOVE F.C.           2           0            0          8       3        5          6

3       THE PANTHERS F.C.   1           1            0          4       2        2           4

4       ISLANDERS F.C.          1           0            1          4       3        1          3

5       THE WOLUES F.C.      1           0            1          6       7       -1          3

6       OLD MADRID F.C.       1           0            2          8      11       -3          3

7       F.C. SEA ARGO           1           0            2          6      13       -7          3

8       VG Utd                         0           1            1          2        4      -2          1

9       REBELS F.C.                0           0            3          4        9      -5          0