With the win at the FA National Stadium venue in East End / Long Look, the Islanders also completed a Domestic Double and stopped the Sugar Boys FC from landing a hattrick of wins on Sunday 24th January 2021, when they slid past arch-rival’s, the Sugar Boys FC, 2-0, to lift the Presidents Cup at the National Stadium venue in East End / Long Look.
Usually when these two sides meet, the game is tense and tightly contested with this Final no different as each team probed for the breakthrough against resolute defences and tough tackling midfields.
The longer a game goes on though, when you are playing the habitual Champion side and you are not able to gain advantage through goal scoring, the more likely, history has shown, the Islanders are to wear you down and snaffle a victory.
And this is exactly how it went on Sunday as a game that was in deadlock until the 74th minute was suddenly blown wide open by Rohan Lenon.
Karu Charles broke down the right-hand side, evaded two challenges and played the perfect ball into the path of Lenon, who made no mistake shooting home with power and accuracy. The destiny of the Cup was sealed when Lenon was quickest to react to a Montgomery Butler goal kick in the 81st minute, dribbling around the last defender and wrapping up victory with a thumping strike.
“The game was a great advertisement for the quality of football now being played” noted FA President Mr. Andy Bickerton “A good crowd enjoyed a very tight game which was decided by the introduction of Islanders veteran striker “Chi-Chi” Lenon with 2 opportunist goals in 5 minutes. Both teams should be congratulated a fitting finale to the season.”
“It was great to win, regain the Trophy from the Sugar Boys and show them that we are the real Champions” commented Islanders Captain, Ranalie Cains.
In 2017, The Sugar Boys had beaten the Islanders, 1-0 in the Final and in 2018 the Sugar Boys knocked the Islanders out in the semifinal, 5-1, before going on to beat Wolues FC 5-2 in the Final