The Falkland Islands crashed to their heaviest defeat since 2005 as they were taught a lesson by FIFA side Bermuda in their 2nd Island Games group match, going down 8-0. Elsewhere Greenland condemned Frøya to their record defeat to give their chances of reaching the final a real boost.
The non-FIFA side made a sloppy start when after 6 minutes captain Wayne Clement was adjudged to have handled in the box with Antwan Russell converting the resulting penalty. 6 minutes later and it was 2-0 as Damon Ming scored his 8th international goal with an effort that deflected past Ben Hoyles and into the net.
|Outclassed...Falklands (in blue).|
Joshua Peck made a vital clearance as the Falklands tried to cling on but they could not stop the 3rd goal, Damico Coddington scoring his 2nd goal of the 2013 games. Zeiko Lewis made it 4 in the 38th minute, blasting the ball beyond Hoyles as the Bermudans stepped up a gear. More desperate defending kept it at 4-0 and Clement could even have scored before the break, Freddy Hall diving to turn the effort round the post.
In the 47th minute Hoyles did well to deny Russell who was in on goal and 9 minutes later Danny Biggs lifted an effort wide at the other end. Bermuda then made it 5-0 in the 57th minute when substitute Rai Simons turned in Tyrell Burgess’ cross. 14 minutes later Lewis grabbed his 2nd of the game when he drove the ball beyond Hoyles, who moments later made a fine save to deny Burgess.
In the 78th minute the impressive Burgess got a deserved goal as he shot home from distance for 7-0 and Simons scored again after running through 1 on 1 against Hoyles and tucking the ball home, sealing a comprehensive win. The Falklanders will now be looking to beat Greenland on Wednesday to secure a final.
Match information -
Score: Bermuda 8-0 Falkland Islands
Goals: Antwan Russell 6’ Damon Ming 12’ Damico Coddington 31’ Zeiko Lewis 38’, 73 Rai Simons 57’, 84’ Tyrell Burgess 78’
Falkland Islands XI: Hoyles; K Biggs, Chipunza, Gilson-Clarke, L Clarke, Ross; D Biggs [Clayton 89’], Balladares [Betts 72’], Peck, Clement; Sotomayor [Aldridge 82’].
A depleted Frøya team surprisingly crashed to their heaviest ever loss as a rampant Greenland put 12 goals past goalkeeper Eirik Vatn Fredagsvik. It was 5 at half-time after the Frøyans had to patch up their depleted 14-man squad with games swimmer Renaldas Skarnulis, golfer Rune Vikan and delegation leader Joar Sigurd Johansen.
|Another one...Greenland score.|
4 members of the Norweigan side dropped out in the days before the competition and they found themselves a goal behind after just 2 minutes when John-Ludvig Broberg scored. Anders Petersen, competing in his 6th Island Games, made it 2 before Sakiu Lundblad, Palu Petersen and Norsaq Lund Mathæussen made it 5-0. Kaali Mathæussen added a quick-fire brace after the break before Brodberg and Lundblad claimed their 2nd goals of the game. A Joar Johansen own-goal and substitute Lars Broberg completed the rout.
There is a day’s rest before Greenland and the Faklands go head-to-head for a place in the final. The latter must win whereas the Greenlanders superior goal difference means 1 point is enough. Bermuda will take on Frøya in a game where they can take their foot of the gas ahead of their final appearance.
Match information -
Score: Greenland 12-0 Frøya
Goals: John-Ludvig Broberg 2', 57' Anders Petersen 10' Sakiu Lundblad 19', 82' Palu Petersen 31' Norsaq Lund Mathæussen 35' Kaali Mathæussen 47', 49' Joar Sigurd Johansen 78' (og) Lars Peter Broberg 89'
Greenland XI: Svane; N Zeeb, K Mathæussen, J Broberg, A Petersen [L Broberg ?]; Lundblad, N Mathæussen, Birch, K Zeeb, P Petersen; Knudsen.
Frøya XI: Fredagsvik; Theodorsen, Skarsvåg, J Johansen, ?; Luberth, A Johansen, ?, Vikan, Gaasø; Skarnulis.