Bermuda Football Association Naming & Awards Ceremony
The Bermuda Football Association held several events, firstly they had a naming a street unveiling, a unveiling of a sign leading to the offices, a ribbon cutting to the drive way, the building naming and then the merit awards and 2015/16 awards.
Dandy Town Hornets striker Angelo Simmons came away with the Premier Division MVP and the Leading Goalscorer Award while Anwar Teleford was named the First Division MVP Award winner.
Order of Merit Awards were handed out to Louise Jones, Jon Beard, Stan Bean, Gregory Crimes and the PHC CONCACAF Team.
Prior to the Awards the Bermuda Football Association unveiled the roadway sign renaming Gymnasium Lane to BFA Way.
They then unveiled the signage of the Clyde Best Center of Excellence named after the former West Ham United legend.
MVP Angelo Simmons - Dandy Town Hornets - Premier Division Anwar Teleford - Somerset Eagles - First Division
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR Na'eem Griffith - PHC Zebras - Premier Division Lorenzo Burch - Somerset Eagles - First Division
YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR Temiko Goater - Dandy Town Hornets - Premier Division Nathan Rego - Somerset Eagles - First Division
GOALKEEPER OF THE YEAR Mikhail Crockwell - Dandy Town Hornets - Premier Division Charles Marshall III - St. George's Colts - First Division
COACH OF THE YEAR Kyle Lightbourne - Robin Hood - Premier Division Roger Lee - Somerset Eagles - First Division
Anthony Bailey was named the Referee of the Year, while Tashun. Simons was named the Young Referee of the Year.
Monday, September 26, 2016
BFA Announce Rescheduled Premier Division Matches
The Bermuda Football Association have announced two rescheduled Premier Division matches.
The Premier Division match between Flanaganís Onionís and Somerset Trojans postponed from Sunday September 25th has been rescheduled for Wednesday September 28th @ 9:00pm at BAA Field.
The Premier Division match between Somerset Eagles and Devonshire Colts postponed from Sunday September 25th has been rescheduled for Sunday October 16th @ 3:00pm at White Hill Field.
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Premier Division Round Up
Boulevard Blazers 2 North Village Rams 4
At the Police Field the Boulevard Blazers went ahead early with a goal from Ian Coke, however the North Village Rams bounced right back with a strike from Shayne Hollis. Hollis was brought down inside the box and he dusted himself off to convert from the spot to give the North Village Rams the lead in the 23rd minute, Hollis would complete his hat-trick with a strike from just inside the box in the 30th minute. Three minutes later it was 3 - 2 when the Boulevard Blazers were awarded a penalty, Cokeís spot kick came back off the upright but was slammed home by Sergio Robinson.
The second half proved to be frustrating for both teams and the heat started to take itís toil on the pace of the game, the only goal in the second half came off the boot of Hollis as he converted his second penalty of the day in the 86th minute as the North Village Rams recorded a 4 - 2 victory.
Devonshire Cougars 0 PHC Zebras 2
At the Devonshire Recreation Club, the visitors PHC Zebras broke the deadlock after a scoreless first half when Idress Sharrieff scored in the 54th minute, the PHC Zebras lead was doubled in the 85th minute when Cecoy Robinson converted from the penalty spot to earn the PHC Zebras a 2 - 0 win over the Devonshire Cougars.
Dandy Town Hornets 1 Robin Hood 3
At the St. John's Field and early goal from Antwan Russell gave Robin Hood lead in the 7th minute, but that was erased with a Angelo Simmons equalizer from the penalty spot for the Dandy Town Hornets in the 10th minute, neither team would find the back of the net for the remainder of the half as they went to the break deadlocked at 1 - 1.
The second half saw Russell add his second goal of the game this time from the penalty spot in the 54th minute, before Aaron Nelson sealed the win for Robin Hood with a strike in the 83rd minute as Robin Hood defeated the Dandy Town Hornets 3 - 1.
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Bermuda English Footballers Round Up
Picture courtesy of the Examiner
Nahki Wells and his Ten-man Huddersfield teammates put up a fight but still fell to only their second Sky Bet Championship defeat of the season when they lost 1-0 at Reading.
Huddersfield lost winger Rajiv van La Parra midway through the first half when he was sent off for a second booking - for dissent - in the space of three minutes.
Reading made it eight games in a row undefeated with a goal four minutes from half-time, when Roy Beerens steered in a deflected shot, and then held on to thwart a late Huddersfield rally.
Huddersfield drop from first place to second in the table.
The fantastic run for Reggie Lambe and his Carlisle United teammates continued with a well-earned home victory over Wycombe courtesy of a second half Shaun Miller goal.
Carlisle United were lifted and they took the lead when Danny Grainger sent a flighted ball down the left wing. Charlie Wykle was dumped to the floor but Shaun Miller ignored the calls for a free kick as he carried it forward. He drew Jamal Blackman off his line and bagged his second of the season with a lovely finish.
Chest control from Lambe who entered the game a minute after the goal was followed by a stunning volley which hit Blackman and curved wide.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Bather & Jones in Ilkeston Home Opener Blackout
Jaylon Bather played
Jaylon Bather started and was replaced after 54 minutes, while David Jones was on the bench and entered the game in the 54th minute, but Ilkeston FCís match with Hednesford Town was abandoned after 85 minutes due to a floodlight failure in a frustrating league contest.
Ilkeston started the game in familiar fashion with Anthony Dwyer up front; Luis Rose and Rory Coleman were on the flanks. Danny Gordon returned to the side alongside Haydn Goddard. Mark Shelton sat behind Dwyer.
Ilkeston began the game with impetus and confidence, Connor Walters played a clever square ball to Rose but the wingerís effort went just past the top corner. Hednesford Town replied with openings, Lewis Wright sprung clear in the box but the effort was wide. Gurjit Singh then tested Ross Durrant but Durrant held well.
The best Ilkeston chance of the half came from Shelton who found space in the box but saw his attempt well saved by Dan Crane at close range. Once again Hednesford pressed in response, Ashley Sammons stung a strike wide of the post before he had another moment of danger; firing way over the bar.
The ever dangerous Hednesford Town midfielder continued to threaten the Ilkeston goal, his effort from just outside the box went narrowly wide of the top corner.
George Carline lacked accuracy with his shot, firing into the side netting with Durrant stretching.
Ilkestonís attack seemed to dry up as the first period wore on, long balls forward played into the hands of the Hednesford central defenders, and too often the ball would be lost in midfield areas thus attacks would be sporadic.
Colemanís free kick was another nearly moment for Ilkeston, but the strike went way over the bar. However with 39 minutes gone, the visitors led. A long ball into the box reached Carline at the back post who nodded into the far corner to give the Pitmen the lead they wanted at the break.
The second half continued in the same manner as the first, Jamie Matthews forced a sharp stop from Durrant in the box before Coleman had another free kick opening but again the strike went into the wall. Then with 54 minutes gone, it was two for Hednesford; a flowing attacking move ended with Sammons tapping in from a square ball to add to the frustrations.
Jones entered the game and had a chance a few minutes after coming on, heading fellow substitute Rhys Dolanís cross wide. Ilkeston then pulled a goal back with ten minutes to go, a loose clearance from Hednesford Town fell to Ben Morris who hit a wonderful low shot into the bottom corner.
But as the momentum began to turn and Ilkeston began to look dangerous for the first time in the game, the NMG floodlights cut out after 85 minutes and could not be restarted. The referee waited for around ten minutes before abandoning the game.
The floodlights did manage to be restored at around 10.15pm emphasising a technical issue and not contrary circumstances.