Zenawi Bowen scored the game-winning goal in the 105th minute to give the Thomas College Men's Soccer team a 2-1 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) win over SUNY Canton at Smith Field.
Thomas College Men’s Soccer feature 7 Bermuda players on their roster that includes MacQuille Walker, Justin Bell, Jahzardae Samuels, Jahkeylo Burgess, Bowen, Jaavaid Warren-Smith and Darin Woolridge.
Canton got on the board first, with Kyle Smith scoring in the 27th minute to give the Kangaroos a 1-0 lead going into the half.
The SUNY Canton lead would stand until the 86th minute, when Michael Sanzari forced overtime with his fifth goal of the season.
Bowen's goal came after a scoreless overtime, putting in the game-winner with just over five minutes left in 2OT to give Thomas the 2-1 victory.
Both goaltenders turned in stellar performances, with Jonathan Dutka making seven saves in the win. SUNY Canton's Mouhammed Thiam took the loss, making nine saves on 11 shots.
Saturday, October 20, 2018
BFA U13 & U15 Results and Girls' Play Too
Warwick Archers Bows & PHC Zebras
The Bermuda Football Association’s Youth Leagues continued with a handful of games played in the Under 13 and Under 15 Divisions.
Under 13 Division
Somerset Trojans 4 Next Generation Flanagan’s Onions 2 PHC Zebras 2 Hamilton Parish 1 North Village Rams 3 Dandy Town Hornets 3
Under 15 Division
Dandy Town Gold 3 St. George’s Colts 2 Somerset Trojans 3 BAA 3 Warwick Archers Bows 1 PHC Zebras 0
Meanwhile the Bermuda Football Association started the Girls' Play Too Programme.
The BFA Field was alive and will be this way every Saturday with the Under 9 Girls taking to the field at 3:00pm, at 4:00pm will see the Under 13 Girls. One hour later the Under 11 Girls will take to the field for 2 hours and then the Under 15 Girls will begin at 7:00pm
Friday, October 19, 2018
Saltus CAIS Championships Day Two Update
The Saltus Grammar School Under 13 Boys continued play in the Canadian Association of Independent Schools football championships in Ontario, Canada.
In the Championship Division matches Saltus continued their unbeaten streak with 3 victories to advance to the Semi-Finals.
In the opening group match up Saltus edged by Collingwood School 1-0 in a hard fought game. Joao De Sa played Keiron Bean through to goal with a defense splitting pass for Saltus to take a 1-0 first half lead. Nathaniel Swan maintained his third consecutive clean sheet in goal for Saltus as the match ended without any additional goals scored.
The second match of the day saw Saltus compete against Sterling Hall School, cruising to a 3-0 victory. Essien Binns, Joao De Sa and Keiron Bean each increased their goal tallies for the tournament with single strikes in the first half. Saltus had numerous chances to increase the scoring in the second half but failed to covert on good opportunities.
The final group match of the day saw Saltus Grammar School and St. George’s School, both who had already qualified for the Semi-Finals, battling for the top seed from the group. Saltus would score from the penalty spot in the first half after Joao De Sa was taken down in the box following a surging run past the defense on the right side. Joao would convert the spot kick himself for the only score in a tightly contested match.
Saltus will face a rematch with Upper Canada College in the Semi-Final. The teams played to a 1-1 tie in the opening group match of the qualifying round of the tournament. The winner will advance to the final, to face the winner of the other Semi-Final between West Point Grey Academy and St. George’s School.
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Smith-DeShields Scores Twice in Eastern Florida State Win
Smith-DeShields & his Coach
Jai-Zel Smith-DeShields and his Eastern Florida State College Men's Soccer team recognized nine sophomores after a 5-1 victory over Watford FC Academy at Titan Soccer Complex.
And the sophomores shined as Smith-DeShields scored twice while Troy LaRue Gonzalez and Uziel Hernandez all scored in the game. Goalkeeper Nick Brady, defenders Tajay Reid, Rhys Myers and Perrie Nascimento, midfielder Abdu Ganiyu Iddrisu and forward Dylan Moreira all started and played well in the regular-season finale.
"Troy, Abdul and Rhys have really been the leaders of the team the past two years and have been here three semesters so they are really super sophomores and have done a fantastic job of being leaders and being good in the classroom, on the field and in the community," Eastern Florida State College men's soccer coach Oliver Twelvetrees said. "Overall this group has done well in all aspects, it is fantastic to see players like Jai and Dylan really contributing in their sophomore year and making a difference on this team. The transfers have also come in and really done well so it is really a good group of boys."
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
West Ham Urged to Sort Out a New Trott Contract
West Ham youngster Nathan Trott is being watched. Clubs are regularly scouting the young goalkeeper and West Ham must ensure that they do not lose him. Sorting out a new contract for the Hammers starlet should be a priority for the Irons. And here is why.
According to The Mirror, Trott is attracting attention from a host of clubs.
Premier League giants Manchester United and Manchester City are both keeping their tabs on the young Hammer.
And German Bundesliga side Red Bull Leipzig are also hoping to poach him from West Ham.
The Bermuda-born goalkeeper came to West Ham in 2016 and is highly rated by the club.
But the East London outfit face a battle to keep Trott amid growing interest from other sides.
The reason clubs are circling around Trott is due to his current contract situation.
Other teams have been alerted to the fact that the England under-20 international only has a contract until summer 2020.
West Ham are trying to get Trott to sign a new deal but his future remains up in the air in the meantime.
The 19-year-old is West Ham’s top goalkeeper in the academy. He regularly plays for the under-23 side and he is third in line for the first-team.
West Ham reportedly rejected loan offers for their talented teenager in the summer because they see him as their third choice stopper.
If Adrian or Lukasz Fabianski gets injured, Trott steps up to take a place on the first-team bench.
At age group level, Trott is one of the best in the country. He is a regular for England’s youth teams and he even won the under-19 European Championships last summer.
West Ham need to resolve his contract situation soon and reward him with a long-term deal.
Trott has the potential to become the future number one at West Ham and the Irons cannot afford to lose him to one of the Manchester clubs.