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Islanders cement leadership; others still battling

Trevor Ellis scored two winning, second-half goals for One Love

Trevor Ellis scored two winning, second-half goals for One Love

With a lot more work than they bargained for, the Islanders Football Club all but claimed the National League title with a 1-0 win against the resurgent Old Madrid on Sunday (January 22).

The only goal of the game came in the 48th minute from the league’s leading scorer, Kevin Fisher.

While far from capping a performance worthy of champions elect, the win at least gave the Islanders a 9-point lead at the top of the standings.

The Sugar Boys have a mathematical chance of still grabbing top spot as they have a game in hand.

They are still to play the Islanders, but have a far less goal difference.

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The Sugar Boys stayed in touch with a nervy 2-1 win against the Panthers.

Phillip Graham, who first proved hard to beat in the Panthers’ goal, supplied an acrobatic touch and volley to score in the 65th minute.

Terrence Nanton scored from the penalty spot, and Keron Daniel gave The Sugar Boys a two-goal cushion that proved just enough to see them home.

One Love are in fourth place. With two second-half goals from Trevor Ellis, the team finally overcame a tenacious Virgin Gorda United on Saturday.

The Rebels stay in third position after a 3-1 win over the Wolues, who now sit just outside the top four.

For the Rebels, Carlos Septus scored in each half and Michael Baptichon netted the third goal deep in added time at the end of the game.

Kevin Carragher had levelled the game at 1-1 for the Woulves.

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