The F.A. National League got underway on Sunday 18th February, 2018 in fine style as both the Sugar Boys and One Love gathered all three points in epic opening day drama filled encounters.
The Virgin Gorda Recreation Ground, home of both the Sugar Boys and VG Utd, welcomed the Islanders for the first game of the season and a large partisan crowd were not disappointed as the youthful Andres Bailey put the hosts a goal to the good in just the 7th minute.
The lead lasted over an hour before Nano Ottley fired home the leveler in the 69th minute to quell the noise coming from the main stand. However, the Boys would not be denied and soon had their supporters back on their feet when Mohammed Kachour, last season second highest goal scorer, smashed home what turned out to be the winner in the 79th minute
The second game of opening day, over on the A.O. Shirley Ground, was no less of a thriller, with another large crowd witnessing Trevor Ellis give One Love the lead in the 17th minute, before Chadwick Evans gave the Rebels a slight half time advantage with strikes in the 19th and 42nd minute.
An inspired second half performance though from One Love first saw Carl Stewart level the game at 2-2 in the 60th minute, before with just ten minutes of normal time to go, Talisman, Richard Morgan made sure of all three points with a decisive third goal for One Love.
Old Madrid v F.C. Sea Argo a.o. Shirley 4.30pm
VG utd v Panthers virgin gorda 3.00pm
Wolues v Sugar Boys virgin gorda 5.00pm
Panthers v One Love a.o. shirley 4.30pm
Islanders v Old Madrid virgin gorda 3.00pm
F.C. Sea Argo v VG Utd virgin gorda 5.00pm