Home Video Gallery Contact Us Advertise Here
IslandStats.com RSS Feed
Youth Soccer

Youth Soccer Home
Current Scores
Historical Scores
Photo Gallery
Related Links
Contact Us
IslandStats.com RSS Feed


Youth Soccer
Monday, October 26, 2020
Burchall and Bournemouth Under-18's Win Again
Ajani Burchall and his AFC Bournemouth Academy Under-18 teammate Euan Pollock was the hat-trick hero as his goals spearheaded the team's latest win, a 5-1 success over Bristol Rovers.

The striker's first got things started 30 minutes in when he netted after a one-two with Jack Wadham, though Rovers leveled just after the restart following a counter-attack.

Pollock reinstated the hosts' lead at Canford Arena after the hour mark, netting a rebound after Jake Adams' strike, a third goal following within minutes when Jack Seddon headed home Adams' cross for the youth team's first headed goal of the season.

Running onto a clever Marcus Daws through ball, Pollock next made it four as he finished with the outside of his right boot to complete his hat-trick.

Ferdinand Okoh completed the scoring when he scored his first competitive AFC Bournemouth Academy goal after a quickly-taken corner. Wadham picking his team-mate out before a deft first touch from Okoh preceded him firing into the bottom corner.
Monday, October 26, 2020
Nesbeth & Florida State Heading for Showdown
With just two games to go before the ACC Tournament, LeiLanni Nesbeth, and her Florida State University Women’s Soccer teammates will look to close out the 2020 campaign with an undefeated regular-season record. Florida State currently sit at No. 2 in the United Soccer Coaches poll behind North Carolina and will potentially face a test from them in the tournament.

Though it’s been a shortened season, Florida State has certainly adjusted well and have been buoyed by both a dominant offensive attack and shutdown defense. But for Nesbeth, who currently leads the squad with four goals scored, it’s almost as if she practiced specifically for this short burst of a season.

Nesbeth, returned home to quarantine following the COVID-19 outbreak to find that her practice space was severely limited. While she had grown familiar with the ample practice facilities at FSU, the sophomore returned home following meniscus surgery and quickly found out that practicing and getting room to run would be quite the challenge.

“I was just finding ways to get fitness in running within a 10-yard space, running back and forth trying to get my fitness,” Nesbeth said. “I was doing a lot of just passing to the wall, you know, sort of me and my ball for the oldest quarantine.”

Nesbeth wasn’t all by herself in practice, however, as she was able to round up a few defenders to work with her — even if they were a little smaller than the competition she’d run into at the college level.

“It was definitely interesting, you know, you find trying to find different ways of trying to get my little brother and my little sister to play soccer, so they can be my defenders,” Nesbeth said.

She has certainly settled into her role this season, starting all six of FSU’s games at either the forward or midfielder position. However, playing collegiate soccer in the United States was far from Nesbeth’s life-long plan.

Growing up in Bermuda, Nesbeth played both soccer and basketball, but originally gravitated toward the cricket oval, where she eventually signed with Brighton’s youth development academy in Great Britain. After hopping across the pond to attend high school and develop as a cricketer, Nesbeth found herself drawn once again to soccer.

Shortly after she realized that she could unite both her college studies and sports careers in the United States, she signed with the Seminoles.

“It was kind of late when I decided I wanted to come over to the U.S… Florida State had just won the 2018 national championship, so I was ecstatic that I was even able to be offered,” Nesbeth said, adding that the coaching staff and overall level of experience made FSU seem like a “perfect fit.”

If Florida State was a perfect fit for Nesbeth, it’s hard to see how she wouldn’t be the same for head coach Mark Krikorian and his offense. Despite not typically playing a full ninety minutes, Nesbeth paces the Seminoles with four goals scored. Only Jenna Nighswonger has more points (nine) than Nesbeth’s eight, and Nighswonger has logged 133 more minutes on the pitch.

Now that she’s back in Tallahassee after spending the bulk of her quarantine period in Bermuda, Nesbeth said she’s glad to be back with her teammates and enjoying their company. That’s been the story of the season for the Seminoles, whose tremendous depth has benefited them on both sides of the ball and allowed them to run up an undefeated record and a couple of inflated stat-lines.

“We’re trying to make the most of what we have in preparation for the ACC Tournament, and next spring when we’ll hopefully have the national championship as well… I think, as a team, we’ve adapted very well,” Nesbeth said.

Whether it’s rounding up siblings as defenders or adjusting to a new, COVID-shortened season, Nesbeth and the Seminoles have certainly adapted — and then some.
Saturday, October 24, 2020
Andrew Wins the Battle of the Bascome's @ BAA FIeld

The master, Andrew Bascome defeated the student, Drewonde Bascome, in their first-ever encounter in a final.

In a much anticipated Father vs Son coaching match-up, the youngsters did not disappoint the fans in a very entertaining match that saw Andrew’s Blue team defeat Drewonde’s Gold team 3 – 1.

Friday, October 23, 2020
Battle of the Bascomes @ BAA FIeld

At the BAA Field beginning at 1:00 pm on Saturday, October 24th, the master, Andrew Bascome will tackle the student, Drewonde Bascome, in their first-ever encounter in a final.

Who will be victorious?

The wily veteran or the ambitious apprentice?

Father vs son.

Old school vs New school.

A battle of and for the ages.

Friday, October 23, 2020
Aspire2Be Coaching Live Interview at 9am

Driven from a background of academia and high-performance sport, the foundation was set in 2017 that Aspire2Be Coaching would be an organization to add quality to both the educational and performance industries.

Offering a unique blend of outstanding academic education, elitist sports performance provides every student-athlete with the opportunity to pursue their aspirations.

A full-time education and performance programme embodies our demanding environment created through high-level resources, teaching, coaching and professional practice.

Opportunities that boast global leading sports brands (Nike) - the only academic institution within the UK to product test the latest football products. Links with the governing body (FA) that see experiences to train at ST. Georges Park, the home of English football. A bespoke program that offers you the chance to live and breathe a professional sports environment.

Housed at the University of Warwick (world top 50 institutions) with some of arguably the best sports facilities in the UK, an outstanding platform is presented to give you a world-class experience.

Aspire2Be Coaching is focused to give every young person a chance to gain an outstanding education, develop their performance to a professional standard, and to provide opportunities that are only unique to our student-athletes.

We do not believe in barriers and we are not limited in belief. With a strong platform and environment to support student-athletes on a global level, balanced with our unique programme, we believe that every young person should have the opportunity, globally, to have an outstanding experience whilst achieving excellence in all that they do.

We are supportive in transition and driven by outcomes. We boast 100% positive destinations to date, and we will support every student-athlete to achieve success.

Last 75 Headlines

IslandStats.com - Bermuda's Online Sports Source
© Copyright IslandStats.com