The game swung mostly in favor of One Love, but they were unable to stop the irrepressible Boys from Virgin Gorda bouncing back off the ropes to claim a share of the points.
Collin Lavia put One Love ahead in just the 6th minute, Andres Bailey equalized in the 29th, Romaine Henry put the Boys a goal up on the stroke of half time, but just three minutes later it was 2-2 as Shayne Prince scored. Lavia then completed a hat trick with goals in the 67th and 78th minutes to make it 4-2 but Bailey scored his second to male it 4-3 in the 83rd minute. Latreil Williams made it 5-3 in the 89th minute, but just when it seemed all three points were going to the defending champs, up popped Derol Redhead to make it 5-4 in the first minute of added time at the end of the game and then Henry scored his second goal and the equalizer in the eighth minute of added time to ensure the game ended all square.
” It was a cracking game” noted One Love coach, Javon Carty “we started to boss the game in the second half having gone into the break down a goal, but we seemed to lose focus and probably suffered some a lack of match fitness, so couldn’t hold on. We will go back to drawing board though and look to make amends in the next game.”
Redhead so often the savior of the Sugar Boys when it mattered most “it was exciting as a spectacle, but we really came into the game looking to get back to winning ways! We knew what they were capable of, and mistakes were made by both sides.”
The Islanders also recorded a comfortable 3-0 win against the Panthers FC with goals coming from Osworth Holder and Linton Peters who scored twice.
“It was a different game from the last game we played” commented coach Fitzroy Daley “the players got it together early, and more importantly understood how our opponents were trying to play. It was a good win for the team, and we are just trying to improve on how we play the game going forward.”
The third game of the weekend was called early in the second half as Positive FC didn’t have enough fit players on the field and were already 5-0 down to Lion Heart FC who took the win.
An own goal was gifted to Lion Heart to open the scoring and then Alston Duncan, Bishon Edwards, Savion Gillings and Oliver Black also scored.