The BVI Football Association (BVIFA) Women’s Festival Cup was staged at the East End / Long Look Stadium on Sunday August 2, with four teams participating in a round-robin Tournament.
Pure Trouble captained by Tinia Van-Zoost, came out on top of the points table after winning all three games, with 9 points.
Fire captained by Ariel Mohamed, was second with 6 points. Purple Rain , captained by Joi-Ann Thomas came 3rd with 3 points and Pink Panthers fourth
Individual awards went to Decima Lambert as Best Goalkeeper, Chelsea Edwards for Best Young Player, Casandra Gregg as Golden Lady, Shevonne Vanterpool as Golden Boot and Van Zoost as MVP.
Recently re-appointed FA President, Mr. Andy Bickerton, was on hand to present the Trophies and was pleased with the turnout and complimented all those involved “It was an excellent start to the revitalization of Women's Football in the BVI. Coaches Anna French and Wayne Phillip are to be congratulated on the high level of technical ability displayed by all of the women.”
In the first match, Purple Rain defeated fire 1-0 in a penalty shootout, with Mohamed the lone scorer, whilst in the next game, Pure Trouble defeated Pink Panthers 3-2, also, in a penalty shootout after the match ended in a 1-1 tie. Vanterpool scored for Pure Trouble and French equalized for the Pink Panthers in regulation time before Vanterpool, Van-Zoost, and Morgan Creque all converted their penalties to give Pure Trouble the win.
Purple Rain got their second win by defeating Pink Panthers 2-0 with Jacintha Weeks and Darci Reich on the scoresheet. Pure Trouble then defeated Fire 1-0 with Vanterpool scoring again and in the penultimate game, Pure Trouble kept their undefeated record intact when Kiara Woodley scored a late equalizer against Purple Rain, who had gone ahead through Kara Lewis. However, the momentum turned in the favour of Pure and they went on to capture the win in the ensuing penalty shootout 2-1.
The last match of the day saw Fire and Pink Panthers play to a 1-1 draw with goals from Murcella Gordon and French.