BFA Hold Cup Draws @ Clyde Best Center of Excellence
The Bermuda Football Association held the FA Challenge Cup First Round Draw, the Masters Knock Out ľ Final Draw and the Premier Development League Festival Tournament Grouping Draw.
The defending FA Challenge Cup Champions Dandy Town Hornets will face off against the North Village Rams in one of three All-Premier Division match ups, the Boulevard Blazers will host the Somerset Trojans , while Devonshire Colts have been drawn at home against Hamilton Parish.
FA Challenge Cup First Round Draw
Young Men Social Club vs. St. Davidís Boulevard Blazers vs. Somerset Trojans Southampton Rangers vs. Flanaganís Onions Dandy Town Hornets vs. North Village Rams PHC Zebras vs. BAA Devonshire Colts vs. Hamilton Parish Devonshire Cougars vs, St. Georgeís Colts
Masters Knock Out ľ Final Draw
Somerset Extros vs. St. Georges Stallions PHC Zebras vs. Young Men Social Club St. Davidís vs. Dock Yard Falcons North Village Rams vs. Hamilton Parish
Premier Development League Festival Tournament Grouping Draw
Devonshire Colts Dandy Town Hornets PHC Zebras
Devonshire Cougars Hamilton Parish Robin Hood
Somerset Trojans St. Davidís North Village Rams
BAA Young Men Social Club St. Georgeís Colts
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Grimes Leaves BFA After 30 Years
Bermuda Football Association (BFA) Second Vice-President Gregory Grimes retired from the BFA Executive at the monthly BFA Executive Meeting. An inquiry from www.islandstats.com regarding the retirement saw the Bermuda Football Association release the following statement.
Grimes, as he was always called, stated that he had immense pleasure serving on the Executive since 1985 and that he had enjoyed the friendships that he had made along the way. He also spoke about the development of football and the BFA over the years.
The Executive members then commended Grimes for his commitment to football, the BFA and to his working relationships both domestically and internationally. The BFA staff also thanked Grimes for his dedication to the BFA Office where he was in regular attendance dealing with all matters, in particular referee and match commissioner reports.
Bermuda Football Association Second Vice-President Grimes, was in attendance, when evidence claimed bundles of cash of up to $40,000 (£24,200) were handed over to members of the CFU at the meeting in Trinidad in 2011.
Grimes along with Bermuda Football Association General Secretary David Sabir refused to except the funds.
The payments were allegedly made to secure votes for Bin Hammam in his campaign to challenge Blatter for the presidency.
Grimes was also in attendance when Football's Governing Body FIFA made negative headlines around the World over the arrest of seven top officials on corruption charges earlier this year.
Grimes served as a referee, a FIFA trained Referee Instructor, a Match Commissioner, chaired various standing committees, served as a member of committees, Head of Delegation on various international trips and represented Bermuda at CFU, CONCACAF and FIFA Congresses around the world.
President Larry Mussenden thanked Grimes for encouraging him to do volunteer work for the BFA back in 1996 and for all the hard work and effort that Grimes had given to football.
Grimes was presented with a silver tray on behalf of the BFA Executive, Staff and Affiliates to mark the occasion inscribed as follows: "Bermuda Football Association, Executive and Affiliates congratulate Gregory Grimes, Executive Council Member and 2nd Vice ĖPresident on his many years of excellent service to the Executive Council and to football in Bermuda."
Grimes will remain serving as a Referee Instructor, member of committees and as a Match Commissioner.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
FA Cup Replay, Simons & Lambe Teams Go Down
FA CUP REPLAY
St. Davidís 4 Wolves 2
In this FA Cup Preliminary replay at the Devonshire Rec. it saw St. Davidís advance to the next round with a 4 Ė 2 win over Wolves.
Player/coach Otis Minors opened the scoring for St. Davidís when he found the back of the net in the 6th minute. Minors would double the lead when he scored again in the 20th minute. Shea Pitcher gave St. Davidís a commanding lead with a goal in the 30th minute, but one minute before the half time break Wolves pulled a goal back through a Mikael Ming strike making the half time score 3 Ė 1.
The second half saw St. Davidís restore their three goal lead when Jamel Woodley scored in the 76th minute, Wolves would score the final goal of the game, as Mingís second goal would get them within two but it was not enough.
Goals from Nathan Tyson, Andy Williams and Cameron Stewart ensured a miserable return to the Keepmoat Stadium for former Doncaster boss Dean Saunders as Rai Simons and his Chesterfield side were sunk 3-0 by their local rivals.
Two goals in the space of eight second-half minutes from Tyson and Williams did the damage, with substitute Stewart adding a third in stoppage-time as Chesterfield slipped to a third straight defeat.
Simons a starter on the bench made his way onto the pitch in the second half, but could not find the back of the net.
Reggie Lambe and his below-par Mansfield teammates went without a goal for the sixth time in seven games as they were sunk by first-half goals in a 2-0 home defeat by Exeter.
It was also a third home defeat in four League Two outings for Adam Murray's men as they tamely surrendered to Exeter without really testing goalkeeper Bobby Olejnik.
Mansfield had beaten Hartlepool 3-1 on Saturday, but produced a pale shadow of that performance.
Although they had more of the ball in a poor first half, Mansfield went in at the break two goals in arrears.
Lambe started the match but was substituted in the 57th minute.
Monday, November 23, 2015
Current First & Premier Division Stats & Standings
Following the First and Premier Division matches over the weekend, www.islandstats.com now brings you the current Standings and Leading Goalscorers in both Divisions.
St. Davidís remain the First Division leaders they have 16 points, Flanaganís Onions are in second on 14 points, the Somerset Eagles and Young Men Social Club both have 10 points. Clay Darrell from the Young Men Social Club has been joined as the League Leading goalscorer by Nathan Rego from Somerset Eagles with 7 goals, while Henry Santucci from Ireland Rangers, Robert Rawlins from Young Men Social Club, Treshun Smith from Flanaganís Onions and LaQuan Thomas from BAA all have 4 goals on the season.
16 St. David's 14 Flanagan's Onions 10 Somerset Eagles 10 Young Men's Social Club 09 BAA 09 St. George's Colts 07 Wolves 05 Ireland Rangers 04 Paget Lions 01 X-Roads
First Division Leading Goalscorers
7 Clay Darrell - Young Men Social Club 7 Nathan Rego - Somerset Eagles 4 Henry Santucci - Ireland Rangers 4 Robert Rawlins - Young Men Social Club 4 Treshun Smith - Flanagan's Onions 4 LaQuan Thomas - BAA 3 Khanai Fray - Somerset Eagles 3 Shea Pitcher - St. David's 3 Allan Douglas Jr. St. David's 3 Anwar Telford - Somerset Eagles 3 Jerome Usher - St. David's 3 Sekai Proctor - Ireland Rangers 3 Y-Ron Astwood - Paget Lions
The Dandy Town Hornets remain on top of the Premier Division with 16 points, Robin Hood are in second with 13 points, the Devonshire Colts are in third place with 12 points.
Tomiko Goater from the Dandy Town Hornets is the Leagueís leading scorers with 6 goals, while Antwan Russell and LeJuan Simmons from Robin Hood, Donovan Thompson from Hamilton Parish, Keishen Bean from the North Village Rams are in second with 5 goals each. Teammates Lozendro Symonds and Ryan Purnell from the Devonshire Colts, Akale Bean from the Southampton Rangers and Dandy Town Hornets teammates Angelo Simmons ad Domonique Williams all have four goals on the season.
16 Dandy Town Hornets 13 Robin Hood 12 Devonshire Colts 11 Somerset Trojans 10 North Village Rams 09 Southampton Rangers 06 PHC Zebras 04 Boulevard Blazers 01 Hamilton Parish 01 Devonshire Cougars
Premier Division Leading Goalscorers
6 Tomiko Goater - Dandy Town Hornets 5 Antwan Russell - Robin Hood 5 Donovan Thompson - Hamilton Parish 5 Keishan Bean - North Village Rams 5 Lejuan Simmons - Robin Hood 4 Lozendro Symonds - Devonshire Colts 4 Akale Bean - Southampton Rangers 4 Ryan Purnell - Devonshire Colts 4 Angelo Simmons - Dandy Town Hornets 4 Domonique Williams - Dandy Town Hornets
At Lordís in St. Davidís, the home team went back to the top of the First Division Standings following this 2 Ė 0 win over the Somerset Eagles. The game was two minutes old when Jerome Usher scored from close range. James Pace doubled the lead when he found the back of the net in the 56th minute.
BAA 7 Wolves 1
BAA wanted to send a message to the First Division teams challenging for promotion that they too are serious, following this 7 Ė 1 win over Wolves. BAA got two goals from LaQuan Thomas and Jahkari Furbert, while Zeon Robinson, Derrick Brangman and Matthew Lampip all added a goal each. Marcus Astwood scored the lone goal for Wolves.
Paget Lions 2 Young Men Social Club 1
At the Southampton Oval, the Paget Lions picked up their first win of the season and inflicted the second consecutive defeat of the season for Young Men Social Club. Y-Ron Astwood found the back of the net twice for the Paget Lions, while Robert Rawlins scored the lone goal for Young Men Social Club after he followed up on a saved penalty kick.
Southampton Rangers 2 North Village Rams 2
At the Southampton Oval, the Southampton Rangers and the North Village Rams ended 2 Ė 2. The visiting North Village Rams got a goal from Pierre Smith and an own goal, while Jesse Seymour scored twice for the home team Southampton Rangers.
Devonshire Colts 2 PHC Zebras 1
At the Police Field, the PHC took the lead in the 24th minute when Cecoy Robinson scored, they would hold that lead until the 63rd minute when Ryan Purnell equalized converting from the penalty spot, Kyle Jones scored what proved to be the winner in the 80th minute.
Dandy Town Hornets 4 Boulevard Blazers 0
At the St. Johnís, the Dandy Town Hornets defeated the Boulevard Blazers 4 Ė 0. After a scoreless first half, Dominique Lambert recorded a hat-trick with goals in the 73rd, 87th and 90th minutes, while Angelo Simmons scored in the 81st minute via the penalty spot.
Robin Hood 0 Devonshire Cougars 0
The Devonshire Cougars picked up their first point of the season with this 0 Ė 0 draw with Robin Hood at BAA Field.