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Football affected by power outage – One Love shine

Andre Thomas shoots and scores to give One Love a surprise 1-0 win over the Sugar Boyz

Andre Thomas shoots and scores to give One Love a surprise 1-0 win over the Sugar Boyz

The power outage that hit the entire island of Tortola on Sunday affected the final match in the National Football League ahead of the Christmas break.

The outage caused the cancellation of the Rebels against Old Madrid clash.

There was also more bad news for spectators on Sunday as Virgin Gorda United did not have enough players ready at game-time. As a result, Islanders were handed all 3 points.

Meanwhile, on Saturday, Panthers also received a forfeit win over the Wolues Football Club.

One Love Football Club showed up for their clash, and jumped into fifth place with a surprise 1-0 victory over the high-flying Sugar Boyz on Saturday, December 10.

One Love’s win, courtesy of a goal scored by Andre Thomas, placed the team on the same 12 points as Old Madrid.

But Old Madrid are in sixth position based on a lessor goal difference.

The defeat of Sugar Boyz all but hands the unbeaten Islanders the title.

With 30 points, the Islanders are ahead of the Sugar Boyz by 9 points. There are only five games left for the Virgin Gorda-based team to make up the difference. The last game of the season will feature the two, and could still be a winner-take-all match-up.

The battle for third and fourth positions is a much tighter affair, although the Rebels are six points clear of the Wolues which have 13 points in fourth position.

However, One Love and Old Madrid have 12 each and – with the top four qualifying for the lucrative Big Four Cup – it is all to play for.

Heading into the Christmas break, Kenmore Peters is still the top scorer with 10, while Richard Morgan has 9, Kevin Fisher 8, and Kevin Carragher 7.

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