A quadruple of goals from VG United was enough to uproot league leaders Sugar Boys FC to hand them their first defeat of the season in the BVI Football Association’s Men’s National League.
Playing in the Virgin Gorda Derby at the Recreation Ground on Sunday, VG United led the game 4-1 into added time at the end of the 90 minutes after goals from Sheldon Harry, Thomas Albert, Adrian Adams and Sheldon Tony in 35th, 60th, 77th and 89th minute respectively.
Despite the comfortable lead into extra time for VG United, Sugar Boys silenced the crowd with two quick back to back goals as the game ended 4-3.
The goals for Sugar Boys came from their new signing Oral Perry in the 44th minute while the two late strikes came from Oswort Holder in the 91st and Derol Redhead in the 97th.
VG United’s Manager Jermain Abrams commended his team following the victory.
He said, “It was a very good game and a much-needed victory to boost our confidence for the rest of the season…we are very still in the hunt for the title with this win, they scared us a bit as we switched off at the end, but overall I’m happy with the way we played.”
Speaking on Sugar Boys FC’s first loss was Captain Redhead who said, “It’s a game they will remember for a long time. They came out and showed they wanted the victory more than us. They did not let us play our game, we could not play like we wanted to, and their younger talent put them on top.”
Meanwhile in the other games the Rebels FC trashed Old Madrid FC in an 8-1 goal fest.
Manager Lenon Audain commenting on the victory said his team knew what they were supposed to do from the beginning of the game.
“We went in and executed, played a lot of possession football and when we lost it, we made sure we recovered in a matter of a few seconds. We could have scored almost fifteen goals, but it was still an epic performance by new signing Primo and both Johari (Lacey) and Jahmal (Prentice), our two national team players are top scorers in the national league,” he stated.
In the Wolues versus Panthers fixture, the two sides battled to a 4-4 draw, with both teams going two goals up before the points were shared.
Prevell Asson and Jhon Samuel put Panthers two goals up before Marcus Robinson pulled one back on the cusp of half time to open the door for Wolues.
Rush Broderick and Noel Maxwell then put Wolues up 3-2 before teammate Hugo Costa Liziaro made it 4-2 to widen the gap.
However, Kernizan Christley pulled one back for the Panthers before Ezra Alleyne, saving the best for last, scored a stunning equalizer in the second minute of added time at the end of the game.