All set for Appleby youth finals this Saturday
The rescheduled BFA, Appleby Youth Tournament finals will be held at the Flora Duffy Stadium on Saturday starting at 2pm.
The three age group finals honour individuals, who have made immense contributions to Bermuda football.
The Under-13 Gregory Grimes final, named in honour of the long-time football administrator, who died in 2016, will start the action off with PHC facing FC Bascome. PHC defeated North Village 3-0 to reach the final, after Kalen Brunson led the Zebras scoring with two goals and Harlem Bean-Fox adding the third.
FC Bascome fought back from a 2-0 half time deficit to overcome Dandy Town 3-2 in the other semi-final. Dakayo Leverock and Azende Trott Smith gave the Hornets a 2-0 lead at the break, only to see Ramsey Souter score twice and Mosias Mills add the third from the penalty spot to book Bascome’s first appearance in a Gregory Grimes final.
FC Bascome will again feature in the Under-15 Leonard DeRosa Holder final, taking on Warwick Archers at 4pm. Both teams earned their place into the finals with comprehensive victories.
Holder, a Fifa referee instructor, passed away in 2017.
Archers, the defending champions, overcame Somerset Trojans 5-0. Zias Smith led the scoring with two goals, while Edward Perinchief Ingham, Alexander Lipinski and Paris Robinson added single strikes.
Nijae Aberdeen scored a hat-trick to lead FC Bascome to a 6-0 win over Vasco. Other goal scorers were Thomas Elison, James Morrison and Enoch Joseph.
The Under-17 Charles Marshall final at 6pm will be a repeat of last year’s final between Warwick Archers and PHC with the Archers looking to avenge last year’s 4-2 defeat to the young Zebras.
Archer’s overcame Dandy Town and the harsh elements to win their semi-final 2-0 with goals from Cody Robinson and Tajai Goater. PHC reached the final after defeating Somerset 1-0 with Nyrico Swan scoring the game’s only goal.
All finals will be streamed live on the BFA’s YouTube channel.