www.islandstats.com can reveal that the Southampton Rangers have won their appeal against the Bermuda Football Association.
As we previously reported, the Southampton Rangers appealed the decision by the Bermuda Football Association to kick them out of the FA Challenge Cup with the Department of Youth and Sport and Recreation’s Alternate Dispute Resolution Arbitration Panel.
We are expecting more on this developing story on Friday January 17th.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Trott Makes the Most Saves in UK Leagues
Nathan Trott finished on top of the English Football Leagues Goalkeeper Analysis to make the most saves in 2019/20 League Only using the Above Average Goals Saved (AAGS) across the Premier League, SkyBet Championship, SkyBet LeagueOne and SkyBet LeagueTwo Divisions.
Trott playing for AFC Wimbledon made a total of 93 saves, Trott conceded 30 goals, facing 128 shots.
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Thompson Makes Her Espanyol Debut
Kenni Thompson made her Senior Women’s Football Debut for Espanyol against Deportivo but they went down 3 - 0.
Playing in the Spanish Women’s First Division 2019/2020 League Season, Espanyol was home at the City Esp. Dani Jarque Stadium.
Deportivo was ahead 2 – 0 after 21 minutes after Gaby García scored twice, the third goal came in the 58th minute from Kika.
The only positive point, Thompson's debut with the first team, after replacing Débora in the 62nd minute.
Saturday, January 11, 2020
Bermuda's English Footballers Round Up
Three first-half goals did the damage at Griffin Park, where Nahki Wells and his Queens Park Rangers teammates fell to a 3-1 defeat to west London neighbors Brentford.
Said Benrahma in the 19th minute, Bryan Mbeumo in the 23rd minute and Ollie Watkins in the 33rd minute were all on target to put the promotion-chasers firmly in the driving seat before half-time.
QPR weren’t such spectators after the break and, in the 62nd minute, pulled a goal back through top scorer Wells.
Nathan Trott and his AFC Wimbledon teammates second-half fightback proved to be in vain this afternoon with hosts Portsmouth just doing enough to earn victory.
Wimbledon showed plenty of character to battle back and equalize through Joe Pigott in the 62nd minute, but a goal from John Marquis proved decisive in a 2-1 win for Portsmouth. In an eventful second-half, Scott Wagstaff was sent off for two yellow card offences after entering as a substitute. It was a much-improved display from Wimbledon after the break, but it just failed to yield a point to reward.
Jonte Smith who is still under contract, but was once again not included in the team as his Cheltenham Town teammates produced another fine display to score three goals for the second time in seven days, this time to defeat Walsall 3 – 0 and complete a satisfying league double.
Max Sheaf and Alfie May each added their second goal in seven days, sandwiching a typically unerring finish by Conor Thomas shortly after the interval.
Reggie Lambe was once again serving a suspension as his Cambridge United teammates were punished by a ruthless Exeter City side who took their chances to prevail 2-0 at St James Park.
JUSTIN DONAWA & OSAGI BASCOME
Justin Donawa played the 90 minutes, but Osagi Bascome was an unused substitute as Darlington went out of the FA Trophy to National League Harrogate at Blackwell Meadows 2 - 0.
Having played just three days beforehand against Solihull, Darlington didn't have enough stamina to overcome a team that is placed third in the National League.
Amar Lewis and his Harlow Town teammates had a poor afternoon, several defensive mistakes them as they went down 3 – 0 to Chertsey Town.
Friday, January 10, 2020
Lachance Ready to Deliver a Sports Message
The Bermuda Olympic Association’s (BOA) special conference for Board Members of Bermuda’s various Sports Governing Bodies (NSGBs) to promote the long-term development of the island’s athletes is all set.
André Lachance of Sport for Life Canada has arrived on island and will lead the Conference. An expert in the field of athlete development, Lachance has been with Baseball Canada since 2001 serving as Business and Sport Development Director and Head Coach of the Women's National Team. He is also a part-time professor at the University of Ottawa, and has led several CS4L Summits on Competition Review, and has helped several organizations on Long-Term Athlete Development implementation, competition reviews and other related projects. Lachance is also the recipient of the nationally respected Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal given by the Canadian Government for contributing significantly to Canadian sport system.
Katura Horton-Perinchief, 2004 Olympian - Diving, BOA Standards Committee Chair, and BOA Executive Board Member said, “The Standards Committee is the arm of the BOA that is responsible for the approval of qualification standards, the dissemination of performance-based funding and the recommendation of athletes who will be named as members of Team Bermuda for the major multi-sport festivals such as the Commonwealth Games, the Pan American Games and the Olympic Games.