Panthers top BVIFA U13 League with One Caribbean leading the U17s

Goals galore highlighted the BVI Football Association’s U13 and U17 Youth Leagues on Saturday and Sunday, January 16th and 17th with no fewer than 43 goals scored across the 5 games that took place at the East End / Long Look venue.

Action got underway in the U13’s with the Sugar Boys FC overcoming Old Madrid FC 7-2 courtesy of a hat trick from Shau’mauri Lennard (6th, 30th and 43rd minutes), a brace from Kyle Farrington (9th and 29th) and one apiece from Liam Munn (3rd) and Kenroy Williams (50th).

David Chinnery and Malik LaTouche scored for Old Madrid.

Also, in U13 action the Wolues FC reached double digits in a 10-1 hammering of VG Utd with both Charlie Potgeiter (15th, 24th and 57th) and Oakley Hodges (6th, 44th and 53rd) scoring hat tricks. Blake Kirk netted a brace (25th and 48th), whilst Sofia Preddy (21st) and Giada Palladino (30th) were also on the scoresheet.

Qu’yle Billingy scored what turned out to be a consolation goal for VG in the 23rd minute.

The Panthers FC rounded out the U13 games beating One Caribbean FC 7-1, with a rush of first half goals putting them 4 goals up inside the first 21 minutes. Myles Penn grabbed two of those on his way to a hat trick (3rd, 9th and 32nd), an own goal bonus came their way in the 18th minute, Christian Vanterpool scored twice (21st and 57th) and Jaheim Bijai rounded things off in the 50th minute.

Devonte Smith found the back of the net for One Caribbean.

The Panthers’ win was enough to keep them on top of the standings, ahead of the Wolues albeit on goal difference with both teams on 9 points. In third are the Sugar Boys on 6 points.

In the U17 League, One Caribbean managed to bring some relief to the Club, running out 6-1 victors against One Love FC.

“We had a game plan to come out and score as many goals as we could, and we did that as well as missing several other chances to add to the score line,” commented Coach Morris Mark.

Dylan Cline and Johari Lacey both scored a brace. There was a goal right from the restart of the second half for Chad Fearon and Tai Thomas also scored for One Caribbean, whilst Jalen Prentice netted for One Love.

And to bring a hectic weekend to a close, VG Utd had a resounding 8-0 win against Old Madrid.

“Definitely a good restart after the break,” noted VG’s Manager, Jermain Abrams. “We were just a little bit sharper than them and had good ball movement. Lewis Munn was impressive scoring a hat trick, but skipper, Jaden Abrams also led the defense well.”

Munn scored his goals in the 10th, 32nd and 38th minutes, Abrams and Samuel Gilford also found the back of the net in the first half, whilst Mekyle Williams, Cedric Mars and Levon Williams all scored in the second half of a dominant display.

One Caribbean are top of the standings with 9 points but have played one game more than VG Utd who are second on 6 points just ahead of the Wolues, who also have 6 points, on goal difference.

Road Town F.C. are BVIFA Youth League champions

Photo by Charlie E. Jackson/VINO

Photo by Charlie E. Jackson/VINO


Road Town F.C rang the changes and ran out 5-0 victors over West End Tigers F.C. on Saturday May 28, 2016 on the field at the A.O. Shirley Recreation Grounds and with the win lifted the BVI Football Association (BVIFA) Youth Championship.

Their total dominance especially in the second half was down to some tactical changes from Coach “Left” and clinical finishing from Man of the Match Sheldon Harry, who notched a hat trick.

“I think the changes worked,” commented the Coach. “We went from a 3-5-2 to 4-4-2 and the guys played much better than in the previous games. Our big defender, Liam Blok, kept things tight at the back, which gave us the chance to stop them and build our own attacks consistently.”

Harry netted in the 44th, 68th and 75th minutes after Novar Garden had scored the early opener for Road Town and Blok had doubled the lead in the 19th minute.

West End, playing far below their potential, saw a penalty chance saved, but whilst creating some opportunities never looked like denting the Road Town march to the championship.

Their title was confirmed when North Sound F.C. failed to get the result they needed against The Valley F.C in the day’s second game.

Knowing a win would see them take the title back to Virgin Gorda, North Sound started brightly, but had their hopes dented, when, in the 10th minute Kemron Tillack fired home for the Valley after a lightning fast counter attack.

Talisman striker, Jahdique Winchester, brought his team back into the game with a 25th minute leveler, but in the second half Kyreek Gardener netted a 70th minute winner for the Valley, to secure all 3 points.

“They played very well,” commented Coach Timron Robinson. “They passed the ball well, supported each other and of course scored the goals that matter. I’m very proud of the whole squad and there is much more to come from this team.”

With the League Championship decided attention turns to the Knock Out Cup, which takes place on Sunday June 5, 2016 on the A.O. Shirley Recreation Grounds.

At 1pm, Road Town F.C. take on the Valley F.C. followed by, at 2.30pm, West End Tigers playing against North Sound F.C.