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Islanders all but claim National League title

- following 1-0 win over Old Madrid
Phillip Graham of Panthers punches the ball away to deny Sugar Boys' Derol Redhead. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
Trevor Ellis scored twice for One Love in the 2-0 win over VG United. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
Trevor Ellis scored twice for One Love in the 2-0 win over VG United. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
Out on the field, Phillip Graham scored for Panthers. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
Out on the field, Phillip Graham scored for Panthers. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With a lot more hard work than they bargained for, the Islanders FC all but claimed the National League title with a 1-0 win against the resurgent Old Madrid on Sunday January 22, 2017.

The only goal of the game came in the 48th minute from the league’s leading scorer, Kevin Fisher and whilst far from capping a performance worthy of champions-elect it at least gave the Islanders a 9-point lead at the top of the standings.

The Sugar Boys have a mathematical chance of still grabbing top spot as they have a game in hand, are still to play the Islanders, but have a far less goal difference.

They stayed in touch with a nervy 2-1 win against the Panthers with Phillip Graham proving first a handful for them to beat in the Panthers goal and then supplying an acrobatic touch and volley to score in the 65th minute to leave the Sugar Boys season in the balance.

Terrence Nanton scored from the penalty spot and Keron Daniel gave the Boys a two goal cushion, which proved just enough to see them home.

One Love are in fourth place after two second half goals from Trevor Ellis finally overcame a tenacious Virgin Gorda United and the Rebels stay third after a 3-1 win over the Wolues, who now sit just outside the top four.

Carlos Septus scored in each half and Michael Baptichon netted the third deep in added time at the end of the game after Kevin Carragher had levelled the game at 1-1.

Full standings below

League Table

POS     TEAM                            WINS          DRAWS    LOST       GF       GA   GD        Pts        POINTS

1          ISLANDERS F.C.            12                  0             0           38        3          35             36

2          SUGAR BOYZ F.C.           9                   0             2           31        9          22              27

3          REBELS F.C.                   7                   1             3           26        17        9                22

4          ONE LOVE F.C.                6                  0             6           31        19        12                18

5          OLD MADRID F.C.           5                   0             7           18        20        -2               15

6          THE WOLUES F.C.           4                   1              7           22        32        -10             13

7          THE PANTHERS F.C.        2                   1              9           11        32        -21               7

8          VIRGIN GORDA UNITED  0                   1               11          6         51        -45              1 

6 Responses to “Islanders all but claim National League title”

  • i from here (24/01/2017, 08:46) Like (0) Dislike (5) Reply
    where is our local sports?
  • paul (24/01/2017, 22:59) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I had enought of tht fool about local sport.Wat is local sport or can you play any sport stop chatt stupidness Football is de only sport in the Bvi tht brings millions of dollar to this island with out any of our tax money involve. So let be happy and support the sport
  • Local (28/01/2017, 19:12) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    @ Paul Well Said...


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