At the Bernardís Park, the Bermuda Football Associationís Dudley Eve Trophy Competition kicked off with the North Village Rams taking on Hamilton Parish.
Hamilton Parish took the lead in the 28th minute when Patrick Richardson scored, but the North Village Rams drew level in the 36th minute when Keishen Bean found the back of the net. Bean gave the North Village Rams the lead three minutes later when he converted from the penalty spot. The teams went to the break with the North Village Rams leading 2-1.
The second half saw the North Village Rams increase their lead in the 56th minute, an intended cross came back off the crossbar and Jason Lee was on hand to put the ball away from close range. Zenawi Bowen headed Hamilton Parish back into the game in the 65th minute, the game saw North village rams defender Tankard and Hamilton Parish midfielder Chris Caisey were sent off. Neither team could find the back of the net for the rest of the game as the North Village Rams win 3-2.
Flanaganís Onionís 2 Devonshire Cougars 2
A blistering right footed volley from some 40 yards off the boot of Flanaganís Onionís player Nathan Peskett in the 11th minute stunned the Devonshire Cougars, five minutes later Kevin Ronaldson was on hand to put away a cross earning Flanaganís a 2 Ė 0 lead over the Devonshire Cougars, but one minute later the lead was down to one, Mark Steede was on hand to steer a cross into the net for the Devonshire Cougars making it 2 Ė 1 where it would stay until the half time break.
The second half saw both team struggle to create chances, however just when it would appear that the Flanaganís Onionís would record a win Steede was on hand in injury time to put the ball away from close range after a goalmouth scramble thus ending the game at 2 Ė 2.
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Charity Cup 2014/15 Round Up
Dandy Town & Somerset Trojans
Dandy Town Hornets are Charity Cup Champions
Dandy Town Hornets 4 Somerset Trojans 0
The 2014/15 Bermuda Football Association season kicked off at the BAA Field with the Charity Cup match between the Dandy Town Hornets and the Somerset Trojans.
The Dandy Town Hornets should have taken the lead in the 15th minute, but new signee Clay Darrell rushed his shot when he was in one on one with the Somerset Trojans goalkeeper Karl Brown, but he watched his shot go wide.
The Dandy Town Hornets controlled the tempo of the match with the Somerset Trojans creating a few chances, the games first goal came in the 33rd minute when Jahnazae Swan was put through and he beat an advancing Brown to his left. Four minutes later it was 2-0, Swan was on the end of a Damon Ming pass and calmly placed the ball into the back of the net. Ming received a pass beating Brown to the ball and he found Swan who doubled the Dandy Town Hornets lead.
Minutes before the break the Heavens opened, thus putting a damper a game that was now starting to flow from end to end.
The second half of the match was played in a constant down pour, with Fabian Frankson able to increase the Dandy Town Hornets lead to 3 Ė 0 with a goal in the 59th minute. Ayshaun Smith scored in the 84th minute to make it 4 - 0 to the Dandy Town Hornets.
Neither team managed the beat the opposing goalkeeper for the remainder of the game as the Dandy Town Hornets captain Jah-Quille Stowe collected the trophy from the Bermuda Football Association President Larry Mussenden.
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Wells and Huddersfield Go Down
Wells Replaced Vaughan
Watford produced a stirring second-half display to score twice after being reduced to ten men with 25 minutes to play to beat Nahki Wells and his Huddersfield Town teammates 4-2 on a dramatic afternoon at Vicarage Road.
Gabriel Tamas was sent off for the home side 65 minutes in but after that Keith Andrews and Almen Abdi (his second) put Huddersfield to bed.
Prior to that, Troy Deeney and Abdi had seen goals cancelled out by Harry Bunn and Murray Wallace.
Wells who started the match on the bench entered the game in the 73rd minute.
It was a little harsh on Huddersfield who started relatively brightly as James Vaughan headed a long throw over the top, but it did not take their opponents long to start posing questions.
Ikechi Anya fired across goal and wide following a Hornets counter-attack, before an unmarked Deeney headed a deep Daniel Tozser free-kick narrowly the wrong side of Alex Smithies' far post.
Deeney came into the game having scored 11 goals in his last 11 appearances at Vicarage Road and after signing a new four-year deal in the build-up to the match to end speculation about his future, there was a sense of inevitability that the striker would continue his home hot streak.
He duly did, putting Watford into a 15th-minute lead when he calmly beat Smithies after being put through by a pin-point Tozser pass that bisected the Terriers defense.
Deeney almost added a second, clipping a shot into the side netting after a powerful run into the penalty area, before Huddersfield thought they had equalized when goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes was unable to hold a long-range shot from Conor Coady and Vaughan converted the rebound, only for it to be ruled out for an offside flag.
Watford should have doubled their lead shortly before half-time, though, when a fine deep cross from Tamas picked out the unmarked Fernando Forestieri but he headed over the bar.
Within three minutes of the restart though, Huddersfield were level when Gomes failed to deal convincingly with a Sean Scannell cross from his right and Bunn capitalized on the keeper's loose parry, sweeping the rebound in to make it 1-1.
That goal raised question marks about the Hornets' defending, but six minutes later the finger pointing was directed at the Town backline when, after the ball had broke Watford's way following a challenge, Abdi strode through a big hole in the defense to net his first of the season.
Town were in no mood to lie down though, and in the 64th minute they levelled for a second time when Wallace rose well to head in a corner from the right.
The game appeared to have swung further in the Terriers' direction a minute later when Tamas, who had already been booked for a foul on Bunn, committed another illegal challenge on the same player and could have no complaints about his red card fate.
But the rollercoaster nature of the match was summed up in the 68th minute when, after Smithies had produced a fine save to tip an Abdi free-kick behind, the Town keeper was helpless when the resulting corner was headed in by substitute Andrews.
Huddersfield tried their best to equalize for a third time but they were caught on the counter deep into injury-time as Tozser worked the ball to Abdi, who cut back on his right foot before curling home a superb fourth.
Friday, August 29, 2014
Wilkinson & Lightbourne are Coaches of the Year
Tristan Daniels - X'Road's
The Bermuda Football Associationís 2013-2014 Prize Presentation which was held at the Devonshire Recreation Club.
Damon Ming from the Dandy Town Hornets was named the Premier Divisionís MVP, while Jesse Kirkland from Robin Hood won the First Division MVP Award.
Kyle Lightbourne from Robin Hood was named the First Division Coach of the Year, while Jomar Wilkinson from the Dandy Town Hornets won the Premier Division Coach of the Year Award.
The Bermuda Football Associationís First Vice President and Chairman of Leagues and Competition Calvin Blankendal, announced the start of the 2014/15 Season with the Charity Cup match featuring the Dandy Town Hornets and the Somerset Trojans.
The match is scheduled to take place on Sunday August 31st at the BAA Field with a kick off at 7pm.
The following day September 1st the Dudley Eve competition will kick off at the Bernard Park, the North Village Rams will face Hamilton Parish at 3pm and then at 5pm the Flanaganís Onionís will tackle the Devonshire Cougars.
Blankendal also released the Bermuda Football Associationís 2014/2015 Football Schedule that also includes the Premier, First, Premier Development League and Masters Divisions.