The BVI Football Association’s National League continued over the weekend and saw Lion Heart FC sustaining their unbeaten run with a 2-nil victory over VG United on the Virgin Gorda Recreation Ground.
The opening goal came in the 27th minute via Daveian Barnum and Akele Campbell doubled the advantage, securing all 3 points in the 59th minute.
Ahead of the game, Lion Heart’s Coach Jeffrey Demming said he was a little worried about VG Utd being youthful, fitter and having a home crowd behind them, so he said he came up with what turned out to be a successful game plan.
He said, “I knew it would be a very fast paced game and with the home crowd urging them on, VG would come out fast. So, I told my players to take it easy, just play football, use the spaces out wide and try slow the game down, a plan they executed it to perfection.”
Sugar Boys defeated Panthers FC
In the fixtures at East End/Long Look, Sugar Boys FC stayed in touch at the top of the standings with a 3-1 victory against Panthers FC.
McGraw Baptiste scored in the 26th minute from the penalty spot and in the 78th minute, as well as Derol Redhead in the 41st minute.
Louisnel Timothe had given the Panthers their lone goal in the 63rd minute.
Wolues came out on top against One Caribbean
Also, at East End/Long Look, One Caribbean FC and Wolues FC produced an 8-goal thriller, with Woules eventually winning the game, 5 goals to 3.
Those all-important early goals came from Wolues midfielder Phil Nelson in just the 2nd minute and Ian Chambers in the 4th before Kelvin Glasgow made it 2-1 in the 10th minute. Carlos Septus pulled levelled the game at 2-2 in the 28th minute, but Calum McCarthy put Wolues back in front in the 34th minute and then Johari Lacey made it 3-3 in the 46th.
The Wolues though ultimately came out on top as Nelson scored his second goal of the game in the 65th minute and Paul Edwards put some icing on the cake with an 88th minute strike to seal the victory for Wolues.
Following the match, Nelson said, “After defeat in our last game we knew we had to win to get back into contention in the league and were determined to start quickly, which we did with 2 early goals… One Caribbean kept coming back with some good goals but each time we found the right response and were pleased to get the win against a good young team.”
Meanwhile, the Islanders FC occupy third place, above Wolues on goal difference after a 2-nil victory against the Rebels FC on the VG Recreation Ground, with both goals going down as own goals.