Avengers beat Panthers in ongoing Women’s Futsal League

Avengers WFC with Makeda and Ebony Fahie kneeling in front
Photo: BVIFA

Makeda and Ebony Fahie created a little bit of football history on Saturday, November 7 when the sisters both scored hat tricks in a 7-2 win for the Avengers WFC against the Panthers WFC, in the BVI Football Association’s Futsal League at Cedar School.

Ebony opened the scoring for the Avengers in just the 2nd minute and although Morgan Creque leveled for the Panthers from the penalty spot in the 24th minute and the teams went into the break at 1-1, it didn’t take long for the sisters to blow the Panthers defense wide open in the second half.

Makeda hit a quick fire brace in the 27th and 28th minutes to make it 3-1; Ebony made it 4-1 in the 32nd minute; Keliene Smith made it 5-1 in the 38th and, after Zariya Smith pulled one back for the Panthers in the 46th minute, the sisters both rounded off their free scoring afternoon with a third goal each to make the final score 7-2.

“It was very exciting and rewarding, especially because before the game I challenged myself to help the team get at least 3 goals,” commented Makeda. “It’s been years since we’ve played and we’re all out of shape, but we were determined to win!”

The game marked the first time the sisters had both scored hat tricks in the same game and Makeda was quick to praise her sibling: “I was definitely proud of her because normally her passion for the game sometimes gets the better of her and the team, but she remained focused.”

Ebony also noted that fitness was an issue, but it was great to be back playing and scoring goals. “The Panthers played an extremely competitive game, and it was definitely a challenge, but one I relished,” she said “I’ve always enjoyed playing alongside my sister (Makeda). She’s my wing!”

Avengers coach, Jeffrey Demming commented he was pleased to get off to such an emphatic start. “I think overall we were more organized than the Panthers and the girls did all I asked of them in terms of moving the ball around and taking shots. The Panthers though were an incredibly determined team, and it was only in the last few minutes our fitness proved a difference,” said Demming.

Panthers coach, Jacintha Weeks also felt fitness proved a difference. “We will need to work on that aspect and definitely be back stronger,” she said. “Overall, I am proud of the team and we are all determined to do better in the coming games.”

The Avengers are back in action against VG United on Saturday November 14 with a 4.30pm kick off at Cedar School.