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Islanders suffer upset defeat in Terry Evans Cup opener

- beaten 4-5 in penalty shootout by Rebels
Islanders FC (purple) have been eliminated from the Terry Evans Knockout Cup after going down in a penalty shootout to Rebels at the FIFA stadium in East End on Sunday, September 15, 2019. Photo: VINO
Wolues, in blue, defeated Old Madrid 4-nil. Photo: BVIFA
Wolues, in blue, defeated Old Madrid 4-nil. Photo: BVIFA
Debutants Lion Heart warm up for their match against Sea Argo. Photo: Team of Reporters
Debutants Lion Heart warm up for their match against Sea Argo. Photo: Team of Reporters
Even new uniforms could not save Sea Argo from a 4-nil defeat to Lion Heart on Virgin Gorda on Sunday September 15, 2019. Photo: Team of Reporters
Even new uniforms could not save Sea Argo from a 4-nil defeat to Lion Heart on Virgin Gorda on Sunday September 15, 2019. Photo: Team of Reporters
EAST END, Tortola, VI- Defending champions Islanders FC have been eliminated from the Terry Evans Knockout Cup after going down in a penalty shootout to Rebels at the FIFA stadium in East End on Sunday, September 15, 2019.

Islanders, who won the past two Terry Evans Cup tournaments, lost 4-5 from the penalty spot.

Rebels were later joined by Lion Heart and Wolues as the teams making it to the second round of the knockout tournament.

Over at the Virgin Gorda Recreation Ground, Lion Heart made a winning debut against Sea Argo, winning 4-nil while Wolues had a similar margin of victory against Old Madrid.

Play continues this Sunday, September 22, 2019 with another three games.

The ten teams in the knock out competition organised by the BVI Football Association (BVIFA) are Islanders, One Love, Sugar Boys, Panthers, Old Madrid, Wolues, Rebels, Sea Argo, One Caribbean and Lion Heart.

The Terry Evans Cup is named after the former BVIFA President and one of the forefathers of football in the [British] Virgin Islands.

See fixtures for Sunday September 22, 2019:

One Love vs Sugar Boys: 4:30pm- East End

Lion Heart vs Panthers: 6:00 pm- Virgin Gorda 

One Caribbean vs Rebels: 8:00pm- Virgin Gorda

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