Sugar Boys win on penalties against Lion Heart in game one of the Super 6 best of three Final

Sugar Boys 5-4 win on penalties against Lion Heart in game one of the Super 6 best of three Final.

Sugar Boys FC staged a late comeback and then held their nerve to win a penalty shootout 5-4 against Lion Heart FC in game one of the Super 6 Final on Sunday.

The game, played in front of a vociferous crowd at the Virgin Gorda Recreation Ground, looked for all money to be going the way of Lion Heart as they led 3-1 with just over 15 minutes left of regulation time. However, the Sugar Boys have a never say die attitude especially on their “home” pitch, and staged a remarkable comeback, as first talisman Derol Redhead made it 3-2 in the 81st minute and then, deep into added time, McGraw Baptiste calmly stepped up to level the game at 3-3 from the penalty spot.

Lion Heart played a hard game and had thoroughly deserved their lead, not only making sure the final series got off to a great start but also making sure the fans got their money’s worth. It was an intense game with Lion Heart taking full advantage of the chances they created, but wilting under some desperate attacking pressure from the Sugar Boys.

Earlier, Dwayne Smith had put Lion Heart ahead in the 36th minute before German Gonzalez equalized in the 38th minute. Smith scored from the penalty spot in the 62nd minute to make it 2-1 and Nicarious Watt seemingly put his team well on the way to a big win in the 74th minute, to make it 3-1, before the drama unfolded.

With the momentum firmly in their favour, each Sugar Boy stepped up to score his penalty, whilst Lindon Wiliams served notice of his intent by getting his hands on a couple of Lion Heart efforts before making the all important save at the death to hand Sugar Boys the early advantage in the best of three series going into next Sunday’s Game 2 at the East End / Long Look venue on Tortola.

Meanwhile in the Women’s League

Laverne Fahie threading her way goal wards for Avengers v Wolues

Avengers FC further stamped their championship credentials on proceedings with a hard fought 1-0 victory over Wolues FC Women after Laverne Fahie scored the only goal of the game in the 10th minute.

Coach Gloria Fahie had pulled off a master stroke as she decided to push “Ebony” higher up the pitch and saw her confidence rewarded in quick fashion. “After that goal,” said Fahie, ”we played a compact defensive game and denied the Wolues many goal scoring opportunities. They had their usual quick passing tactic, but even if they did create something they found no way past Makeda (Fahie) or “Shay-Shay (Vanterpool) in defense nor the agility and skills of our goalkeeper, Britney Peters.”

Sugar Boys, One Love and Panthers hold top spots in BVIFA National League

By BVI Football Association

Derol Redhead, who notched his 7th goal of the season in the 3-3 draw with One Love, to be the leading goal scorer so far. Photo: BVIFA

The points were shared between the top two clubs in the BVI Football Association National League, the Sugar Boys F.C. and One Love F.C. in a six-goal thriller on Sunday 15th April 2018 over on the Virgin Gorda Recreation Ground.

Mohammed Kachour had put the home side ahead in the 10th minute, Carl Stewart then equalized for One Love in the 34th minute. Okeyne Thenstead put One Love up 2-1 in the 52nd minute, Derol Redhead made it 2-2 in the 65th minute and Michael Castello restored the advantage to the hosts with his 68th minute goal making it 3-2, but almost as the home fans began celebrating another win, up popped Richard Morgan in the 85th minute to make it 3-3.

The Sugar Boys have still to suffer defeat this season and top the table with 16 points, One Love are second on 13, but the surprise of the season so far occurred back on the A.O. Shirley ground, when against the odds, the Panthers F.C. snatched a 1-0 win over the Islanders F.C.

The 3 points, courtesy of Nigel Saunderson’s 82nd minute goal puts the Panthers third on 7 points, whilst the Islanders and the Wolues F.C. share 4th on six points, with the Wolues losing 2-1 to VG Utd, who climbed up to sixth, in Sunday’s Prime Time game back on Virgin Gorda.

Having gone 2-0 down, after goals from Jose Antonio scored a consolation goal for the Wolues in the 89th minute. This after Thomas Albert opened the scoring in the 52nd minute and Delano Barbour doubled the home sides advantage in the 84th.

Sugar Boys, Old Madrid win 2nd week of BVIFA National League matches

By BVI Football Association

Xaxier John (Yellow shirt) scored a first-half hattrick for Old Madrid in the 7-2 drubbing of F.C. Sea Argo. Photo: Dean Greenaway

Goals galore punctuated week two of the BVIFA National League as the Sugar Boys hit the Wolues for six and Old Madrid went one better with a seven goal performance against F.C. Sea Argo on February 25, 2018.

The weekend’s action kicked off in a much more sedate fashion as VG United squandered all three points by conceding a late equalizer to the Panthers in a 1-1 tie.

Lance Renolds put the home side up in the 49th minute and just when it seemed victory was secured, Kevonne Bibby netted in the 91st minute for a share of the points.

Back at the A.O. Shirley Ground, Old Madrid thumped F.C. Sea Argo on the back of a first half hattrick from Xavier John (1st, 24th and 27th mins) and further goals from Rohan Sweeney (12th), Bernard Grant (82nd), Frederick Salmon (72nd) and an own goal.

Ruben Stoby and Gain Foster at least got on the score sheet for Sea Argo, who kept battling away until the very end.

Back on Virgin Gorda, the Sugar Boys maintained their 100% start to the season with a 6-0 rout of the surprisingly off par Wolues F.C. as Derol Redhead settled matters with a second half hattrick (47th, 69th and 87th mins) after Michael Castello (26th) had opened the scoring in the first half. Mervin Dainty (82nd) also found the net before Romaine Henry (91st) added a late sixth.

Upcoming fixtures:

04 Mar – 16:30, The Panthers F.C. VS One Love F.C.
04 Mar – 17:00, F.C. Sea Argo VS Virgin Gorda United
11 Mar – 15:00, Old Madrid F.C. VS The Wolues F.C.

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

Sugar Boys Win With Freak Goal

Photo by BVI Platinum

Photo by BVI Platinum

By BVI Platinum

A freak own goal, conceded by Islanders‘ keeper, Monty Butler, handed the Sugar Boys the Wendoll Williams Cup for a third time on Sunday, 19th June, 2016 at the A.O. Shirley Grounds.

According to a release from the BVI Football Association, the goal, the only one of the game, came in the 90th minute from a cross shot by Keron Daniel out on the Islanders left hand side.

The ball headed directly to Butler, who fumbled the ball and managed to let it bounce behind him and into the empty net.

“To be honest, it was a cross, but the keeper made a mistake and overall we deserved a bit of luck,” commented Daniel.

Derol Redhead was in a celebratory mood and satisfied with the win. “It was an enjoyable game; we played tough and kept going until the final whistle. The goal was maybe the break we deserved.”

Terry Nanton of the Sugar Boys was named as Tournament MVP, an honor that Redhead thought was well deserved.

“We expect a lot from him. He pulls strings for us from midfield and once he plays his role, we are all on top of our game.”

Javon Carty offered congratulations to the Sugar Boys, but felt his team should have been well ahead by half time.

“We battled hard, missed a few good chances through poor finishing and then conceded a very unfortunate goal right at the death. The Sugar Boys played a good game and we will go back to the drawing board to plan for the next tournament.”

Franis Primo and Allesandro Pallandino were jointly named as Golden Boot recipients, whilst the next tournament could well be taking place on the new Astro pitch at the association’s soon to be new home in East End, starting in September of this year.