www.islandstats.com and the Bermuda Football Association have joined forces again this season in a bid to encourage more Referees to join the ranks.
This segment will see FIFA/CONCACAF Referees, and Assistant Referee’s join to talk about the International Level of Football and what it takes to stay on the level.
Oshane Nation, Reon Radix, O’Jay Duhaney, and Zachari Ziegler will join.
Sunday, April 18, 2021
Thompson & Civistas Santa Fall to Granadilla Tenerife
Thompson Warming Up
Kenni Thompson and her Civita Santa teammates traveled to the Estadio La Palmera stadium to take on Granadilla Tenerife in their Spanish Women’s First Division match-up.
Thompson and her teammates would fall 3 – 1.
Cristina Martín-Prieto gave Granadilla Tenerife the lead in the 11th minute, María José Pérez doubled the lead in the 26th minute, and then on the stroke of half time, Pérez added her second of the match and her teams third.
Civitas Santa pulled a goal back in the 53rd minute when Estefa found the back of the net, but they would get no closer in the match.
Saturday, April 17, 2021
Bermuda's English Footballers Round-Up
Nathan Trott was an unused substitute as a spirited second-half effort from his West Ham United teammates came up just short as Newcastle grab a win that will likely keep them in the Premier League.
West Ham United created their own mountain to climb by scoring an own-goal in the 36th minute, Craig Dawson took out Joelinton on halfway line, the play was allowed to go on, Saint-Maximin shot was saved by Łukasz Marek Fabiański but Issa Diop got in the way and the ball somehow ended up in the net.
The referee then sent Dawson off for a second bookable offense.
Joelinton would double the Sheffield Wednesday lead in the 41st minute from a goalkeeping error to take a 2 – 0 lead at half-time.
In the 73rd minute, West Ham United was back in the game, Jesse Lingard took a quick throw-in on the left and Jarrod Bowen was left with acres of space to cross left-footed. Diop timed his run superbly and headed down and past Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Martin Dubravka.
Then, eight minutes later, the referee was called across to his VAR screen to judge a handball call against Ciaran Clark, with the result that the visitors were awarded a penalty.
Lingard stepped up after a long delay for Clark to receive treatment to dispatch a nerveless penalty in off the inside of the left-hand post.
But just as West Ham United thought their efforts would gain reward, Newcastle’s Joe Willock stepped off the bench to send a powerful header beyond Fabiański and send them home pointless.
Nahki Wells and his Bristol City teammates fought back with a late goal to draw 1 – 1 with Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough.
Julian Börner gave Sheffield United the lead in the 4th minute, with Bristol City’s chances of getting a quick equalizer was shattered in the 21st minute when a penalty was awarded to Sheffield Wednesday and Henri Lansbury was shown a red card.
Bristol City was given a lifeline when Daniel Bentley dove to his right and saved Barry Bannan's penalty.
Bristol City would get their all-important equalizer in the 87th minute when some lovely footwork from Tyreeq Bakinson who fired the ball into the bottom corner from the edge of the box.
Justin Donawa was an unused substitute as his Solihull Moors teammates tasted defeat for the first time in five games as they lost 3-2 at Dagenham & Redbridge.
Jordan Cranston’s free-kick opener gave Solihull the perfect start but George Saunder’s close-range finish and Ángelo Balanta’s penalty ensured Dagenham & Redbridge had a half-time lead.
But it was Matt Robinson’s goal immediately after the break that proved to be the telling blow Solihull who finished the game with 10 men as Tyrone Williams was dismissed.
Substitute Adam Rooney did pounce on a loose header from Mauro Vilhete to prod home late on for Solihull but it proved a consolation for Donawa’s teammates.
Jonte Smith would come off the bench, but he could not prevent Woking from going down 3 – 2 to Gillingham.
Woking took the lead in the 23rd minute when Max Kretzschmar scored, the lead was then doubled in the 55th minute when Josh Davison scored.
But four minutes later Gillingham began their comeback as Dominic Samuel scored, Samuel would then draw the team's level in the 68th minute with his second goal of the game, and then in the 79th minute, Gillingham would complete the comeback when they got the winner from Vadaine Oliver.
Saturday, April 17, 2021
Lewis Named as Attacking Midfielder to Watch in USL 2021
Zeiko Lewis has been named as one of the USL Championship Top Five Attacking Midfielders for the upcoming season.
There have been numerous key performers for the Charleston Battery over the past two seasons, but the influence Lewis has had on the team in the attacking third while driving to the USL Championship Playoffs is undeniable. The Bermuda international led the Battery in goals each of the past two seasons, while also helping unlock opposing defenses with his passing ability.
Lewis’ 73 Key Passes in the past two seasons may put him just outside the top 20 in the Championship over that span, but the quality of the chances he’s created tell an important story. According to American Soccer Analysis, Lewis’ passing has had a value add of 0.81 goals to his side’s performance, tied for eighth-best in the league in that span. Add in his decisive finishing and ability to control and deliver in tight spaces, and his overall added contribution to the Battery has been 2.13 goals, tied for seventh in the league.
The 26-year-old returns to Charleston for his third season as a centerpiece for an attacking group that also includes the talents of Mauro Cichero and emerging Jamaican forward Nique Daley. But Lewis maintaining – or improving on – the performances he’s produced so far is going to be a key element in the Battery’s sustained attacking success.
Friday, April 16, 2021
Hall & Radcliffe Fall in Friendly
Kole Hall and his Radcliffe teammates fell short to an impressive Salford City Development side at the Neuven Stadium.
Salford City cruised to a 5-2 victory against Radcliffe in the club's second behind closed doors Friendly.
Radcliffe got a goal from a trialist and Jean Akpa-Akpro, but they were canceled out by Salford’ Dan Hawkins and Mo Touray, who both scored twice, while Liam Loughlan added another late on in the second half.
Radcliffe had eight trialists throughout the starting lineup and subs playing alongside Hall who was no doubt looking to impress Lee Fowler and his staff.