On Saturday 14th April the SKNFA took football action to Nevis in grand style! It all began at the Mariner at 6:00 p.m when “La Pinta”, a well-known ferry left with football fans from St. Kitts. The party ambiance radiated throughout the ferry setting the mood for the trip and the games on a whole.
In the first game Nevisians were treated to a game of their only home team under the SKNFA’s umbrella C.C.C Bath United came up against Youth & Experience in the first match at the Elquemedo Willett Park. Youth & Experience suffered a 4-1 defeat, compliments C.C.C Bath United.
The fans were then treated to a Premier Division match which featured Delphic Newtown United and UDC Garden Hotspurs. This matchup had spectator’s anxiously anticipating a spectacular show of football talents. The game left nothing to be desired as both teams seemed evenly matched, even down to the score line when the game to an end. Both teams could only rummage one (1) point each from the 1-1 draw. Jason Isaac had stolen a chance in the 11th minute and put Newtown ahead of Spurs, but Timothy Smithen was not about to let his team suffer defeat. Six minutes into the second half he had equalized the game and no one else could capitalize on their chances to win the match.
The crowd’s festive mood definitely contributed to the gratifying time spent in Nevis. The “lime” did not end here however, the trip back over to St. Kitts was a “whale” of a time. Food, drinks, live music by Nu Vybez Band International and friends, what more has to be said? La Pinta came alive once more as football and party fans ate, drank and danced the night away at sea. This trip was undoubtedly an enjoyable one and the SKNFA looks forward to partnering with all who were involved in the near future.
The SKNFA wishes to thank it’s management and staff, fans, the clubs and players who were involved, Royal St. Christopher & Nevis Police Force, owners and crew of Sea Hustler and La Pinta and everyone else who helped to make this trip enjoyable.