Games on the Virgin Gorda Recreation Ground began with the youthful VG Utd taking the game to the Islanders from the first whistle and causing their more illustrious opponents all manner of problems, as they raced into a 2-0 lead inside ten minutes.
Jadon Abrams scored the first and Sheldon Toney doubled the advantage before another product of the youth development programme at the club, Devante Samuel made sure all the points would be staying in VG, with a 44th minute strike making it 3-0.
“It was a very good game” commented Coach Richie Morton “we dominated from early, scored the goals we wanted and then defended as a unit in the second half to protect our lead.”
Terrance Nanton gave the Sugar Boys a 1-0 lead in the 38th minute against Lion Heart in the second game of the day, but the advantage was short lived as Matthew Murray equalized on the stroke of half time.
German Gonzalez restored the lead in the 50th minute and Marknique Williams had the home fans dancing with an 88th minute goal that secured the victory and ensured the Boys stayed top of the standings.
Over on Tortola and at the East End / Long Look new Stadium venue, One Love FC and Wolues FC battled out a 1-1 draw, with neither side able to find a winner after One Love conceded an own goal in the first half and then found an equalizer from Richard Morgan who came off the bench to score in the 75th minute.
Rebels FC dented the title aspirations of Panthers FC with a 2-1 victory as Curtly Peters put Rebels two up with goals in the 16th and 40th minutes. Wayne Phillip pulled one back in the 78th minute, but the Rebels and goalkeeper Clive Weir stood firm and held on for the win
“It was one of the most competitive games we played this season” stated Coach Lenon Audain “We dominated the first half of the game not only by going up two goals which came from Curtley Peters but also possession”
Old Madrid FC also had a come from behind victory, and a first win of the season, 2-1, over One Caribbean FC, who had gone into an early lead through Adrian Padilla. Fitzroy Daley and Rawl Hoyte then grabbed the three points for OMFC with second half goals.