Jamar Dixon’s header in the fourth minute of stoppage time gave Ottawa Fury FC a 2-2 draw with the Zeiko Lewis and his New York Red Bulls II in front of a season-high crowd of 7,780 at TD Place.
Dixon converted off a corner from the right by Carl Haworth to earn Fury FC a point after New York had scored twice in two minutes around the hour-mark to take the lead.
The visitors almost opened the scoring in the fourth minute as Vincent Bezecourt forced a good save by Fury FC goalkeeper Callum Irving on a shot to the top-right corner, but the hosts went ahead six minutes later as Ryan Williams volleyed home Sito Seoane’s floated cross from the right at the back post. Williams went close to a second three minutes into the second half as his free kick clipped the crossbar, but after a strong spell of pressure Red Bulls II earned their equalizer just past the hour-mark, as a low cross by Justin Bilyeu was hammered home by Lewis.
A minute later New York had the lead as Bezecourt played in Brandon Allen for his eighth goal of the season. Williams threatened an equalizer with seven minutes to go for Fury FC as his free kick went just over the crossbar, but Dixon’s late heroics left Fury FC’s fans elated, and the Red Bulls II deflated.
Friday, June 23, 2017
Burnley Boss Plotting A Raid Nahki Wells
Burnley are plotting an £8 million raid on promoted Huddersfield for striker Nahki Wells.
Bermuda international Wells, only has 12 months left on his contract at Huddersfield.
He scored 10 goals last season to help David Wagner's men to promotion but is yet to agree fresh terms.
That has alerted Premier League Burnley, who are themselves struggling to tie down Andre Gray.
Gray also has just a year left on his contract at Turf Moor and may be sold this summer with Everton among his admirers.
Clarets boss Sean Dyche also wants a new left-back with QPR's Jake Bidwell,24, and Middlesbrough's George Friend,29, among his options.
Friday, June 23, 2017
Sergio Goater Named St. David's Head Coach
The St. David’s Cricket Club has announced Sergio Goater as the Head Coach of their Football team for the upcoming 2017/18 First Division League Season.
Otis Minors President of the St. David’s Cricket Club said, “We had a process and the committee are happy with the selection of Goater, he is no stranger to St. David’s as he has played for the club.”
Goater while thanking the President and his committee for the opportunity said, “I am looking forward to this new challenge, I plan to set the standard early and establish with the players if they are committed or not.”
Thursday, June 22, 2017
BFA Media Statement - Child Abuse Prevention
The Bermuda Football Association notes the recent conviction and subsequent sentencing in the courts. We hope that this brings closure for the three men and their families and signals the beginning of the healing process for them. The Bermuda Football Association applaud the bravery of these men and re-iterate our call for any others who are “suffering in silence” to seek out the helping organizations and the judicial bodies as we believe these cases are a matter for the courts of Bermuda as there is no statute of limitation on cases of child abuse.
The BFA will continue to introduce policies and programs like GLAD, BASBEC; Coach Education & Licensing and our Club Licensing program. The SCARS and First Aid requirements contained in these initiatives help to ensure our players can learn the game in a safe environment conducive to football development. Our clubs are well on the way to achieving the requirements for Club Licensing as the list of SCARS and First aid trained persons grows exponentially.
In a further step, we have asked for Child and Welfare Officers to be assigned to each organization that has programs for vulnerable persons. Our goal is to work with the Department of Social Services to have this is in place before our youth season commences in September. We believe this step is a must for all youth organizations operating in Bermuda.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Lambe & Carlisle United Season Announced
Reggie Lambe and his Carlisle United teammates open the 2017/18 season with a home game against one of League Two’s new boys as Swindon Town head north seeking to put the disappointment of last season’s campaign behind them.
The Cumbrians’ first away fixture feels like it’s becoming a bit of a tradition as we make the now customary summer trip to The Abbey to face Cambridge United where we’ll be in line to come up against a familiar face!
Our first Tuesday night game is in September when we host Stevenage and another regular feature – a Tuesday away game at Luton Town – awaits as we head deep into November.
The festive fixture spread starts on 23 December when we make a trip to play National League play-off champions Forest Green Rovers, and Boxing Day sees the start of a Christmas period home double-header with Accrington Stanley and Coventry City the visitors.
We’ll be first-footing at big spenders Mansfield Town on New Year’s Day but we’ll have to wait until Saturday 13 January for our first home league fixture of 2018 when Crewe Alexandra come to say hello.
The Easter weekend takes us on away trip to Cheltenham before we play newly promoted Lincoln City on the Monday afternoon.
And we wrap the season up with a home game against Newport County on Saturday 5 May.
Speaking at the Business Club fixture release breakfast on Wednesday morning, joint assistant manager Colin West said: “Swindon are obviously a team who have come from a higher division so they will have some quality players. The main thing for them will have been trying to hang on to those better players.
“It will be a difficult game but it’s one we’re already looking forward to. They’re in a transition period and they’ve got a new manager going in who will want to implement what he wants. Whether he gets that across as quickly as he’d like for the first game of the season will remain to be seen.”
“As coaching staff and players you always want a home game first,” he continued. “You want to start at home in front of your own fans and hopefully get off to a good start. We were consistent last year in terms of picking up points until Christmas and we want to do that again.
“There is a little bit of added pressure being at home, but I think if you were to ask our players they all would have picked it. There's still excitement with Fixture Release Day because everyone wants to see where they're at for Christmas and things like that.
“I think teams will now be looking at when they come up to Carlisle and thinking it will be a tough game. Possibly two or three seasons ago that wasn’t the case. When we speak to other managers and coaches after the games they are complimentary about how we’ve played, and we want that to continue next season.”