Bermuda Football Association President Larry Mussenden not to the surprise of many has had the office send out a letter indicating that he - will not seek re-election – at the upcoming Annual Congress Meeting on September 29th.
In a letter which was sent to all clubs President Mussenden said, “I have had the honour of serving you as the President of the Bermuda Football Association for many years during two terms. My current term will end on September 29th at the Annual Congress Meeting. I have decided that u will not seek re-election at the Congress. It is both time for me to move on and for a new President with fresh ideas and new energy for all.
I look forward to seeing you at the Congress meeting and I look forward to the election of a new President – no doubt an excellent candidate from out football family.
It has been a huge honour for me to serve you from attending games at your fields, supporting your clubs, supporting out National teams in International competition, participating in meetings, developing the Clyde Best BFA Center of Excellence, representing the BFA in Bermuda and overseas, working to get the BFA Executive members on international appointments, developing our social media platforms and simply having fun in the name of football. It has been hard work but quite enjoyable too.
Generally, I will be available to the BFA and clubs as necessary. Once again, many thanks for the honour and your confidence in me to be your President.”
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Kiskadees are Women's Knockout Champions
The Kiskadees were crowned the Bermuda Football Association’s 2016 Women's Summer League Knock Out Cup Champions at the Clyde Best Centre of Excellence Field, following a penalty shootout win over the Longtails.
The Longtails’ Cheyra Bell scored a thunderous long range effort with the last kick of the game to send the Finals into the penalty shootout out.
The Kiskadees had taken the lead in the first half through Cleshannay Darrell-Virgil, however the Longtails equalized in the second half through Rayni Maybury.
Tshana Wade restored the lead for the Kiskadees before Bell leveled the match with her spectacular effort.
Chelsea Harvey stood tall in goal for the Kiskadees and saved the Longtails second effort which proved to be the difference as the Kiskadees overcame all odds to win the Knock Out Cup.
Bell and Harvey were named MVPs for their respective teams.
The Herons defeated the Cahows 6-5 in the third place match. Shuntae Todd scored four while Jessica Furtado scored two for the winners. Khyla Brangman scored a hat-trick for the Cahows with Symira Lowe Darrell scoring the other two.
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Bermuda English Footballers Round Up
Rajiv van La Parra scored against his former club to keep Huddersfield top of the Championship with a 1-0 home win over Wolves.
The Dutch winger, signed from Molineux for £750,000 in the summer following a loan spell, struck after just six minutes to make it four wins in the first five games for Town.
Kasey Palmer broke forward to put Nahki Wells through the center of the Wolves defense and last season's 18-goal top-scorer beat Carl Ikeme only for the ball to strike the outside of the far post. Van La Parra, following up, fired into the bottom-left corner in front of the travelling Wolves fans for his first goal for the club.
Three first half goals gave Millwall a lead that turned out to be unassailable as Chesterfield fell to a 3-1 Proact defeat.
Rai Simons was an unused substitute as Chesterfield had opened brightly but were hit on the break when Shane Ferguson gave the visitors the lead, the advantage than tripled before half time by two Steve Morison goals.
Sam Hird pulled a goal back for Chesterfield after the break, but they were unable to edge any closer as they lost at home for the first time this season.
KACY MILAN BUTTERFIELD – Walsall
Kacy Milan Butterfield was not in the Walsall team who had to settle for a point after squandering a three-goal lead to draw against battling Bury.
First-half strikes from Kieron Morris, Erhun Oztumer and Simeon Jackson gave the Walsall a seemingly unassailable half-time advantage.
But the visitors rallied after the break, with three goals in 21 minutes from Leon Barnett, James Vaughan and Danny Mayor earning the Shakers a draw.
Reggie Lambe and his Carlisle United teammates produced yet another strong performance with their first away win of the season as their impressive unbeaten start to the campaign continues.
The sides exchanged early set pieces in the blistering heat but keepers came out on top as they closely watched the balls into their box.
It was Carlisle who looked the most likely and they deservedly took the lead midway through the half when Nicky Adams controlled the ball and his whipped cross left Jabo Ibehre with the happy task of crunching it into the back of the net to register his first goal of the campaign.
Friday, August 26, 2016
Ilketson Season to Get Started
Several Bermuda players and their Ilkeston FC teammates will belatedly get their 2016/17 campaign underway tomorrow, with a home game against Ashton United.
After missing the first four games due to a league suspension everyone at Ilkeston FC is excited to finally have football back at the New Manor Ground.
Tomorrow’s visitors have got off to a good start in this campaign with two victories and two draws and now sit in second place in the league on eight points.
Ashton have found the back of the net nine times in their four games, with Lee Gaskill the top scorer having scored three of the nine.
Ashton started with a 3-1 away victory against Frickley Athletic, they followed this up with a home draw against Nantwich Town, a 2-0 home win against Hednesford Town and the a 3-3 draw at Blyth Spartans.
When the two sides met at the NMG last season, it ended in a 1-1 draw, Ilkeston’s goal came after just 55 seconds when Charlie Coulson’s effort cannoned off Jay Gorton and looped over Paul Phillips.
Ashton equalized in controversial fashion on the stroke of half time, when Joe Doyle was judged to have pulled down Adam Morning in the penalty area. Doyle would also see a red card for the challenge.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Leverock & Harrisburg and Simons & Chesterfield Win
Dante Leverock’s Harrisburg City Islanders' teammate Jose Barril scored midway through the second half to lead his side to a 1-0 road victory against Toronto FC II (TFCII) at the Ontario Soccer Centre.
With the win, Harrisburg takes the season series, having also earned a 2-1 victory on May 24th.
Toronto posted a 4-2 win on July 10th during the three-game season series.
Harrisburg moves ahead of Toronto in the Eastern Conference standings, improving to 7-14-4 (25 points) overall and 4-7-2 on the road. TFCII falls to 6-14-5 (23 points) overall and 3-5-3 at home.
Rai Simons and his Chesterfield United Reserve teammates went down to a 2-1 defeat in a friendly fixture at Notts County, which was played in soaring temperatures.
Notts County took a 35th minute lead from the penalty spot, Graham Burke converting following a foul inside the area.
Wes Atkinson found the net to increase the home side's lead four minutes after the re-start.
Chesterfield pulled a goal back when Kristian Dennis scored a penalty, but they were unable to force an equalizer.