In this FA Cup Preliminary replay at the Devonshire Rec. it saw St. David’s advance to the next round with a 4 – 2 win over Wolves.
Player/coach Otis Minors opened the scoring for St. David’s when he found the back of the net in the 6th minute. Minors would double the lead when he scored again in the 20th minute. Shea Pitcher gave St. David’s a commanding lead with a goal in the 30th minute, but one minute before the half time break Wolves pulled a goal back through a Mikael Ming strike making the half time score 3 – 1.
The second half saw St. David’s restore their three goal lead when Jamel Woodley scored in the 76th minute, Wolves would score the final goal of the game, as Ming’s second goal would get them within two but it was not enough.
Goals from Nathan Tyson, Andy Williams and Cameron Stewart ensured a miserable return to the Keepmoat Stadium for former Doncaster boss Dean Saunders as Rai Simons and his Chesterfield side were sunk 3-0 by their local rivals.
Two goals in the space of eight second-half minutes from Tyson and Williams did the damage, with substitute Stewart adding a third in stoppage-time as Chesterfield slipped to a third straight defeat.
Simons a starter on the bench made his way onto the pitch in the second half, but could not find the back of the net.
Reggie Lambe and his below-par Mansfield teammates went without a goal for the sixth time in seven games as they were sunk by first-half goals in a 2-0 home defeat by Exeter.
It was also a third home defeat in four League Two outings for Adam Murray's men as they tamely surrendered to Exeter without really testing goalkeeper Bobby Olejnik.
Mansfield had beaten Hartlepool 3-1 on Saturday, but produced a pale shadow of that performance.
Although they had more of the ball in a poor first half, Mansfield went in at the break two goals in arrears.
Lambe started the match but was substituted in the 57th minute.
Monday, November 23, 2015
Current First & Premier Division Stats & Standings
Following the First and Premier Division matches over the weekend, www.islandstats.com now brings you the current Standings and Leading Goalscorers in both Divisions.
St. David’s remain the First Division leaders they have 16 points, Flanagan’s Onions are in second on 14 points, the Somerset Eagles and Young Men Social Club both have 10 points. Clay Darrell from the Young Men Social Club has been joined as the League Leading goalscorer by Nathan Rego from Somerset Eagles with 7 goals, while Henry Santucci from Ireland Rangers, Robert Rawlins from Young Men Social Club, Treshun Smith from Flanagan’s Onions and LaQuan Thomas from BAA all have 4 goals on the season.
16 St. David's 14 Flanagan's Onions 10 Somerset Eagles 10 Young Men's Social Club 09 BAA 09 St. George's Colts 07 Wolves 05 Ireland Rangers 04 Paget Lions 01 X-Roads
First Division Leading Goalscorers
7 Clay Darrell - Young Men Social Club 7 Nathan Rego - Somerset Eagles 4 Henry Santucci - Ireland Rangers 4 Robert Rawlins - Young Men Social Club 4 Treshun Smith - Flanagan's Onions 4 LaQuan Thomas - BAA 3 Khanai Fray - Somerset Eagles 3 Shea Pitcher - St. David's 3 Allan Douglas Jr. St. David's 3 Anwar Telford - Somerset Eagles 3 Jerome Usher - St. David's 3 Sekai Proctor - Ireland Rangers 3 Y-Ron Astwood - Paget Lions
The Dandy Town Hornets remain on top of the Premier Division with 16 points, Robin Hood are in second with 13 points, the Devonshire Colts are in third place with 12 points.
Tomiko Goater from the Dandy Town Hornets is the League’s leading scorers with 6 goals, while Antwan Russell and LeJuan Simmons from Robin Hood, Donovan Thompson from Hamilton Parish, Keishen Bean from the North Village Rams are in second with 5 goals each. Teammates Lozendro Symonds and Ryan Purnell from the Devonshire Colts, Akale Bean from the Southampton Rangers and Dandy Town Hornets teammates Angelo Simmons ad Domonique Williams all have four goals on the season.
16 Dandy Town Hornets 13 Robin Hood 12 Devonshire Colts 11 Somerset Trojans 10 North Village Rams 09 Southampton Rangers 06 PHC Zebras 04 Boulevard Blazers 01 Hamilton Parish 01 Devonshire Cougars
Premier Division Leading Goalscorers
6 Tomiko Goater - Dandy Town Hornets 5 Antwan Russell - Robin Hood 5 Donovan Thompson - Hamilton Parish 5 Keishan Bean - North Village Rams 5 Lejuan Simmons - Robin Hood 4 Lozendro Symonds - Devonshire Colts 4 Akale Bean - Southampton Rangers 4 Ryan Purnell - Devonshire Colts 4 Angelo Simmons - Dandy Town Hornets 4 Domonique Williams - Dandy Town Hornets
At Lord’s in St. David’s, the home team went back to the top of the First Division Standings following this 2 – 0 win over the Somerset Eagles. The game was two minutes old when Jerome Usher scored from close range. James Pace doubled the lead when he found the back of the net in the 56th minute.
BAA 7 Wolves 1
BAA wanted to send a message to the First Division teams challenging for promotion that they too are serious, following this 7 – 1 win over Wolves. BAA got two goals from LaQuan Thomas and Jahkari Furbert, while Zeon Robinson, Derrick Brangman and Matthew Lampip all added a goal each. Marcus Astwood scored the lone goal for Wolves.
Paget Lions 2 Young Men Social Club 1
At the Southampton Oval, the Paget Lions picked up their first win of the season and inflicted the second consecutive defeat of the season for Young Men Social Club. Y-Ron Astwood found the back of the net twice for the Paget Lions, while Robert Rawlins scored the lone goal for Young Men Social Club after he followed up on a saved penalty kick.
Southampton Rangers 2 North Village Rams 2
At the Southampton Oval, the Southampton Rangers and the North Village Rams ended 2 – 2. The visiting North Village Rams got a goal from Pierre Smith and an own goal, while Jesse Seymour scored twice for the home team Southampton Rangers.
Devonshire Colts 2 PHC Zebras 1
At the Police Field, the PHC took the lead in the 24th minute when Cecoy Robinson scored, they would hold that lead until the 63rd minute when Ryan Purnell equalized converting from the penalty spot, Kyle Jones scored what proved to be the winner in the 80th minute.
Dandy Town Hornets 4 Boulevard Blazers 0
At the St. John’s, the Dandy Town Hornets defeated the Boulevard Blazers 4 – 0. After a scoreless first half, Dominique Lambert recorded a hat-trick with goals in the 73rd, 87th and 90th minutes, while Angelo Simmons scored in the 81st minute via the penalty spot.
Robin Hood 0 Devonshire Cougars 0
The Devonshire Cougars picked up their first point of the season with this 0 – 0 draw with Robin Hood at BAA Field.
Saturday, November 21, 2015
First, Premier & Corona Round Up
Ireland Rangers 1 St. George’s Colts 1
At the Somerset Cricket Club, Ireland Rangers took the lead in the 24th minute when Sekai Proctor found the back of the net, however the St. George’s Colts drew level in the 47th minute when David Signor scored, neither team would find the back of the for the remainder of the game as they shared the points.
Flanagan’s Onions 3 X-Road’s 1
At the BAA Field, the Flanagan Onions moved to the top of the First Division standings following this 3 – 1 win over X-Road’s. Clinton Hayward scored the lone goal for X-Road’s. The Flanagan's Onions goals came from Darren Thompson, Pete Robey and Sean Moran.
Somerset Trojans 1 Hamilton Parish 0
The Somerset Trojans took a 1 – 0 lead to the break after Jonathan Bean found the back of the net in the 43rd minute. the second half of the game drew a blank as the Somerset Trojans picked up the 1 – 0 win and moved up to third in the table, Hamilton Parish remain in 9th.
West End United 3 Lock & Key 2
West End United got single strikes from Lamaul Crofton, Dylan DeSilva and Marquez Laws in their 3 – 2 win over Lock & Key who got two goals from Chris Anderson.
Butterfield & Vallis 3 Tuff Dogs 2
Butterfield & Vallis defeated Tuff Dogs 3 – 2, Dennis Russell scored twice for Butterfield & Vallis, while Lashun Dill added the other. The Tuff Dogs got goals from Malcolm Hewey and Kevin Hurdle.
Friday, November 20, 2015
Platini Appeals to CAS Following Mussenden's Ruling
Platini Appeals Mussenden's Decision
Suspended UEFA President Michel Platini has lodged an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against his 90-day ban following the decision ruled by the FIFA Appeal Committee, chaired by Bermuda Football Association President Larry Mussenden.
Platini lost his appeal to FIFA's appeals committee this week against the ban that halts his candidacy for the FIFA election on February 26th.
Platini's legal team, which needs expected cooperation from FIFA to fast-track the case, said "we are confident that CAS will issue a ruling very quickly given what is at stake."
Sepp Blatter has also been suspended by FIFA's ethics committee pending a full investigation into a $2 million payment Blatter approved for Platini in 2011 as backdated salary.
Blatter and Platini are expected to appear before FIFA ethics judge Joachim Eckert in December.
Switzerland's attorney general has also opened criminal proceedings against Blatter, and questioned Platini for suspected criminal mismanagement of FIFA money.