Redhead Stunner gives Sugar Boys victory over Rebels


'Sugar Boys' Terry Nanthan - Photo credit: BVIFA

‘Sugar Boys’ Terry Nanthan – Photo credit: BVIFA

Half way through the second half, Derol Redhead found himself in some space at the top of the penalty area as a corner swung in from the right. He at first looked set to try an overhead bicycle kick, but instead dragged the ball back over his shoulder with a deft touch, and fired home an unstoppable volley past the Rebels.

Having reached the half time break still locked in stalemate, the Rebels should have put themselves ahead early in the second half when Denzil Joseph was one on one with the keeper, but failed to convert the chance from 10 yards out. Moments later, down at the other end Redhead sliced an attempted volley wide and Lenard Davis also came close, but his first touch let him down allowing the keeper to smother his shot.

Jario Morris also brought a fine save from the keeper, with a header and Gregory Solomon also made a last ditch tackle to thwart another threatening Sugar Boys attack.

Joseph squandered another golden opportunity for Rebels, but the move of the match saw Roger Roberts dribble past 3 Rebels defenders before seeing his close range effort saved, and then came the Redhead stunner to secure all 3 points.

Earlier One Love had been held 2-2 by the Wolues, with missed opportunities and two dropped points meaning they missed out on going joint top of the standings with the Islanders.

Mark Gardner had given the Wolues the lead in the 23rd minute before Eric Campbell equalized 5 minutes later. Alessandro Pallandino then restored the Wolues advantage from the penalty spot just before half time.

One Love missed many good chances and eventually leveled the game through Charles Bonnick in the 55th minute. However they could not find a winner and the Wolues will be the happier of the two teams.