Sugar Boys, One Love score first wins of 2018 BVIFA National League

By BVI Football Association

Trevor Ellis (in Yellow), scored the opening goal for One Love’s 3-2 win over the Rebels. Photo: Dean “The Sportsman” Greenaway

The BVIFA National League got underway in fine style on Sunday, February 18, 2018 as both the Sugar Boys and One Love gathered all three points in epic opening day drama-filled encounters.

The Virgin Gorda Recreation Ground, home of both the Sugar Boys and VG Utd, welcomed the Islanders for the first game of the season and a large partisan crowd were not disappointed as the youthful Andres Bailey put the hosts a goal to the good in just the seventh minute.

The lead lasted over an hour before Nano Ottley fired home the leveler in the sixty ninth minute to quell the noise coming from the main stand. However, the Boys would not be denied and soon had their supporters back on their feet when Mohammed Kachour, last season’s second highest goal scorer, smashed home what turned out to be the winner in the seventy ninth minute.

The second game of opening day, over on the A.O. Shirley Ground, was no less of a thriller, with another large crowd witnessing Trevor Ellis give One Love the lead in the seventeenth minute, before Chadwick Evans gave the Rebels a slight half time advantage with strikes in the nineteenth and forty second minute.

An inspired second half performance though from One Love, first saw Carl Stewart level the game at 2-2 in the sixtieth minute, before – with just ten minutes of normal time to go – talisman, Richard Morgan made sure of all three points with a decisive third goal for One Love.

Upcoming Schedule:

FEB 25th 3 Old Madrid v F.C. Sea Argo a.o. Shirley 4.30pm
4 VG utd v Panthers virgin gorda 3.00pm
5 Wolues v Sugar Boys virgin gorda 5.00pm


6 Panthers v One Love a.o. shirley 4.30pm
7 Islanders v Old Madrid virgin gorda 3.00pm
8 F.C. Sea Argo v VG Utd virgin gorda 5.00pm