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National League: Sugar Boys thrash Old Madrid 11-0; Wolues maul Rebels 4-1

Wolues are in second place in the standings following an impressive 4-1 victory against Rebels (blue & red). Photo: BVIFA
The victorious Panthers, who defended Islanders 2-nil on Saturday, November 12, 2022. Photo: BVIFA
The victorious Panthers, who defended Islanders 2-nil on Saturday, November 12, 2022. Photo: BVIFA
Action in the game between Panthers and Islanders on November 12, 2022. Photo: BVIFA
Action in the game between Panthers and Islanders on November 12, 2022. Photo: BVIFA
Lion Heart (white) defeated One Caribbean 5-0 in East End on November 13, 2022. Photo: BVIFA
Lion Heart (white) defeated One Caribbean 5-0 in East End on November 13, 2022. Photo: BVIFA
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- The Wolues FC are leading the chasing pack after they beat Rebels FC 4-1, but the Panthers FC are starting to gain momentum with a 2-0 win against Islanders FC, to wrap up the weekend's National Football League action organised by the BVI Football Association (BVIFA).

The Sugar Boys FC remain the top team after an 11-0 romp against Old Madrid FC at Virgin Gorda Recreation Ground on Sunday, November 13, 2022.

The home side extended their win streak to five games, as Derol Redhead fired home a hat trick. Andres Bailey notched a brace as did Roland Roberts, whilst Akeem Hendrikson, Alejandro Sanchez and Marknique Williams also were on the scoresheet.

“It wasn’t the most competitive games, but they were shorthanded, and we were able to use the wide areas to fully exploit them,” commented Redhead. He added: “the most important thing was getting the three points and we did what we had to do, stay focused and happy to remain 100 percent.”

Wolues & Panthers on the hunt

The Boys have to keep up their winning streak because a few of the chasing teams are starting to build the pressure now, with the likes of Wolues FC and Panthers FC still to be at full strength but getting wins.

The Panthers especially are waiting for players to return from injury and oversees, but still had enough to defeat Islanders FC 2-0, with goals coming from Jhon Samuels in the 39th and 71st minutes.

The Panthers will have a chance to grab second place on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, when they face Positive FC at 7.00pm on the field in East End/Long Look.

Wolues are in second place in the standings following an impressive 4-1 victory against Rebels, despite going a goal down in the 40th minute following a strike from Curtly Peters. The response came shortly afterwards though as Oliver Henderson levelled the game in the 42nd minute and then put the Wolues ahead for good in the 68th. Marcus Robinson rounded out the scoring in the 76th and 78th minutes.

“We knew how important the three points were given how close we were in the standings,” noted Phil Nelson.

“They got the first goal, which was the first time we’ve been behind this season, but we got back equal pretty much straight away which gave us a lot of confidence. The second half we grew stronger and knew that if we kept it tight at the back, we would have enough chances to win the game, with the pace of Ollie (Henderson) and Marcus (Robinson) caused them a lot of problems for the whole game,” Nelson added.

Lion Heart blank One Caribbean 5-0

Lion Heart FC also got their season kick-started with a first win of the campaign, 5-0, against One Caribbean FC to jump up to eighth in the standings.

Lion Hearts goals came from Shavaughn Thomas (33' & 52'), Tyrone Buddah (55'), Stevan Williams (73') and Maxwell Clarke (85').

“It was a good game for both teams,” stated Manager Winston Brown. “We had trained hard though and had discussed in detail how we wanted to approach the game. We executed those plans and came out victorious with five goals and three points.”

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