Week 1

The first week of the Whirlpool Youth Soccer League saw some high scoring games as the coaches saw their new teams play for the first time.


Borco Oilers 1 Cable Bahamas 5

GB Shipyard 5 Dynamo Smit 2

Happiest out of everyone must have been Coach Riko Bazile who saw his team (Cable Bahamas Stars) ‘thump’ Borco Oilers by 5 goals to 1. In a great start to the season, goals from Kevera Turnquest (2) , Steve Joseph, O’Neal Marshall and Denzil Deveaux saw the Stars jump to the top of the standings. Losing coach Kasey Charlton was still upbeat however and thought his team played well and were unlucky to lose so heavily . His lone goalscorer was Andre Turnquest however the team showed enough talent to give Coach Kasey confidence that they will have a good season..

Stand –in coach Glyn also saw his GB Shipyard Wanderers hand out a lesson in finishing technique. In a close fought game, Wanderers striker Chris Malakious showed he is in serious contention for the leading goal scorer’s golden boot award by helping himself to 4 goals and ultimately proving to be the difference against Dynamo Smit. GB Shipyard took the victory by 5 goals to 2 with Tootz Sands also grabbing his first goal of the season for the victorious team. Coach Scott’s Dynamo team were left to rue some missed chances although goals from Terry Augustin and young James Farquason did keep them in the game.

Week 2


Borco Oilers 0 AC Millies 3

Cable Bahamas 1 GB Shipyard 2

GB Shipyard maintained their 100 % start with another brace from Chris Malakious in a 2:1 win against previously undefeated Cable Bahamas Stars . In a close game , both teams showed some nice touches and worked the ball around the pitch well. Steve Joseph got the sole reply for Cable Bahamas.

In the second game, AC Millies made their Whirlpool league debut and were happy to come away with a 3:0 victory against Borco Oilers. In a tight first half in which both teams were happy to ‘size each other out’ , AC Milles took the lead late in the period with a good Gerrard – esque goal from Sam Taylor as he burst from midfield into space and shot past keeper Connor Godrum. Despite good work from Andre Turnquest up front and solid defensive play from Dan and Tristan Phillips for Borco , AC Millies scored the important second goal just before halftime after good play from N’Quem and Richardson and a good finish from a tight angle by O’Shane . As the spaces opened up in the second half , both teams saw plenty of the ball and both goalkeepers needed to make good saves to keep their goals intact. Eventually however Richardson , playing as a sole striker for AC Smit, scored the goal his efforts deserved to give his team a good 3:0 victory .

In order to ensure the players get good coaching as well as simply just playing games, each week only four (out of the five teams) play in the competition with the odd team out getting a bye week. It is the intention that this bye week gives that team (and their coach) an opportunity to work with his players on their technique. This first week saw AC Millies work together for the first time in preparation for the new season. Their coach , Mark Hardy , is optimistic for the season and feels they have a good blend of players. He especially noted they have some good ‘ball players ‘ in Preston Rolle and Aarron Levarity who he will encourage to attack defenders and create chances .This coupled with Sam Taylor and Richardson up front and a strong defence with Saul Salonga , Melyvonn Leon and Nicholas me
ans he expects his team to do well this season.

Next games are Wednesday 21st at 5pm at Freeport Rugby & Football Club

For up-to-date information on the league and the rest of the Dolly Madison Youth Soccer Programme check out the newly revised website at www.rugbyfootballbahamas.com