Lots of action in BVI Primary
Schools league soccer play
BY DEAN GREENAWAY
The future of
BVI soccer culminated its first week on Saturday at the A. O. Shirley Recreation
Grounds, with two exciting games in the BVI Football Association-Department of
Youth Affairs and Sports, Under-9 Division Primary Schools league match-ups.
“It has been
very exciting and we had some great games between the teams,” BVI Football
Association Technical Director Ben Davies who heads the program said. “We’ve had
four games played, and, in those games, we have had 14 goals scored which is
tremendous. We have had a lot of support from the parents, fans and friends
coming to support the school their children go to, and, probably the schools
they used to go to. It’s really good fun.”
Shakeem Pondt led Francis Lettsome’s Lions to a 3-0 victory over Enid Scatliffe.
Pondt scored two of his team’s three goals, with Romario Henry netting the
other. The Lions were coming off Wednesday’s 1-0 loss to Cedar School, on Austin
Kiel’s goal. Enid Scatliffe suffered a 3-0 set back to the Seventh Day
Adventist/Ebenezer Thomas Saints also on Wednesday. Saints’ Vadelle Cotton
scored twice and Nathan Henry once.
other game saw the Enis Adams Eagles and the St. Georges Strikers playing to a
0-0 draw, after the Eagles stopped the Lenora Delville-Isabella Morris team, 1-0
in their opener, on Kyron McMaster’s goal. The Strikers played Montessori to a
1-1 draw. Andre Meade scored for the Strikers and Euwan Swain for Montessori.
With six months
of practices, Davies said there’s a distinct improvement in the players’ from
last year. “They have been working on their skills, techniques and playing small
sided games, so, it’s really paying off,” he said.
those little skills—controlling the ball with all parts of the foot, inside,
outside, pulling the ball back, trying to deceive your opponents with fakes and
cuts—which they have been teaching them, are being demonstrated. “Its job
satisfaction for me and the coaches that have been working with them to see that
they are utilizing the skills that we have been teaching them in the games,
which is basically what we have been trying to put over to them,” Davies pointed
out. “The aggression that I’ve noticed is great and really bodes well for the
future of BVI youth soccer.”
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