SKNFA Popularizing Football in Nevis

Speaking to General Secretary of the SKNFA, Stanley Jacobs, he explained that the association scheduled the games on Nevis, to help grow the sport on the island and to involve the Nevisian side of the association.

He further lauded Nevisians for their support and labelled it as a tremendous success. Jacobs also said that calls have even been made by the supporters on Nevis to scheduled more games on the island.

The Association is exploring the option of the scheduling more games on Nevis before the end of the 2012 season, assured Jacobs.

Various agencies worked together to make the event possible. The game was hosted at the Elquemedo Willett Park, on Saturday afternoon.

Jacobs therefore thanked the Nevis Island Administration, the local Football Association on Nevis and other officials who were responsible for making the day a reality. The SKNFA official also thanked the MV Sea Hustler and the ‘La Pinta’ for providing the transportation to/from Nevis.

The boat ride across to Nevis on La Pinta also served as a fund raiser for the SKNFA, to help with the expenses.

Scores of fans turned out at the Elquemedo Willett Park, to witness the double header historic encounter, which started off with a SKNFA First Division game, featuring Nevis’ CCC Bath United and Youth and Experience. Bath United won that game 4 -1.

For Bath United, Shaeed Tyson struck twice in the 26th & 46th minute, Deon Thompson 35th minute and Dayle Farrell in the 87th minute.

Scorer for Youth & Experience was Jakeel Leader in the 41st minute.

In the Premier Division game, the featured game of the evening, the Delphic Newtown United and the UDC Garden Hotspurs ended their encounter in a 1-1 draw.

Scoring for Delphic Newtown United was Jason Isaac, in the 11th minute, while Timothy Smithen equalized the game in the 52nd minute.

According to all reports however, the game was keenly contested, providing much entertainment for the hundreds of fans in attendance.

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