Road Town F.C. wins League and U16 Cup

By BVI Football Association

the victorious Road Town F.C. who won both the League and the Cup in 2016. Photo: BVIFA

the victorious Road Town F.C. who won both the League and the Cup in 2016. Photo: BVIFA

Road Town F.C. secured a League and Cup double with a 5-0 victory against North Sound F.C. in the U16 Cup Final on Sunday 26th June, 2016 at the A.O. Shirley Ground.

Whilst Road Town was dominant in the early exchanges it could not make the all important breakthrough and North Sound always looked dangerous on the break. However the introduction of Phillip Jules into the Road Town midfield brought coach Lenroy ‘Left’ Henry instant success and some relief when Jules rose, unmarked, on the edge of the six yard box to put his side ahead.

From that moment it wasn’t quite all one way traffic, but Road Town grew in confidence and scored again through Sheldon Harry. Marcus Butler also fired home to give Road Town breathing space and in the second half, Harry notched his second and Liam Blok rounded out the 5-0 win, sliding home from close range.

“We had been practicing and put in place what we had practiced,” commented Coach ‘Left’. “We looked much better as a team today and played the way I always wanted them too. Their quick breaks gave us some concern early on, but the introduction of Phillip Jules changed things around for us and he even got his head on the ball to score the opener.”

Coach ‘Left’ was also full of praise for young Sheldon Harry, who he feels is coming into his game after some stern words on the training ground

“I was looking for a performance like today from him all season. He is growing up as a player and once he keeps working hard, then he will get better and better.”

Phillip Jules was named as MVP for the Final and received a gift voucher from, whilst at the Trophy Presentation ceremony for both the Cup and League, other awards went to Sheldon Harry and Liam Blok as Golden Boot recipients, Diego Jiminez as Golden Glove, Miquel Marshall and Devante Samuel of North Sound F.C. the Cup and League MVPs, Justin Smith, the overall Best Defender.

Kyreek Gardiner was named as Man of the Match for the 3rd place play off between West End F.C and the Valley F.C after inspiring his team to fight back from a goal down against West End and take a 2-1 lead, before they conceded a penalty in the dyeing seconds, which Guillaume Parkins miscued, but saw bobble its way into the net to send the tie to a penalty shoot out.

Morgan Creque had put West End up in the 15th minute, but their wasteful approach in front of goal cost them dear when Gardiner equalized on a fast break first and then Kimron Tillack made it 2-1.

In the penalty shoot out it all went wrong for West End from the start and although the Valley missed a couple of attempts as well, it was left to Joshua Ramprasad to fire home the winner.