2019 Atlantic Heritage Cup

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2019 Atlantic Heritage Cup
Tournament details
Host country Yorkshire
Dates1 June – TBC 2019
Teams3
Tournament statistics
Matches played2
Goals scored12 (6 per match)
Top scorer(s)Jersey Tom Harris
Jersey Kieran Lester
(3 goals)

The 2019 Atlantic Heritage Cup is the first edition of the Atlantic Heritage Cup, and acts as a qualification tournament for the 2020 CONIFA World Football Cup in Skopje, North Macedonia. Yorkshire were announced as hosts in March 2019,[1] with Parishes of Jersey, Ellan Vannin and Kernow also originally set to participate. All 4 teams are either part of the United Kingdom, or are Crown dependencies. However, Ellan Vannin and Kernow both pulled out for undisclosed reasons, being replaced by Chagos Islands and reducing the tournament to a 3 team format.[2]

Format[edit]

The tournament will be played as a round-robin, with each team playing each other once. This means a total of 3 games to be played over 3 days, at two stadiums (Ingfield Stadium, the home of Ossett United, and the CNG Stadium, home of Harrogate Town. The winner will be offered a place at the 2020 CONIFA World Football Cup.

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Jersey Parishes of Jersey 2 1 0 1 9 3 +6 3
2  Yorkshire (H) 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 3
3  Chagos Islands 1 0 0 1 2 9 −7 0
Updated to match(es) played on 2 June 2019. Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored;
(H) Host.

All times are local.

Results[edit]

Yorkshire 1–0Jersey Parishes of Jersey
Litchfield Goal 90+3'
Ingfield Stadium, Ossett
Attendance: 521
Referee: Karl Parker

Parishes of Jersey Jersey9–2 Chagos Islands
Lester Goal 5'26'41'
Hinds Goal 7'71'
Harris Goal 52'61'67'
Watson Goal 89'
Leelah Goal 19'21'
Referee: Chris Akers

Chagos Islands v Yorkshire
Ingfield Stadium, Ossett

Top scorers[edit]

3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

Controversy[edit]

The decision by CONIFA to host the 2020 World Football Cup in Somaliland was met with criticism by some, with James Scott, the president of Parishes of Jersey FC, telling the Jersey Evening Post that he would not accept the place at the final tournament if his side won the Atlantic Heritage Cup.[3] The comments were met with a backlash from CONIFA, who criticised inaccurate reporting and defended the decision to host the World Football Cup in Somaliland.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Atlantic Heritage Cup is coming to Yorkshire this summer ConIFA. 14 April 2019. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  2. ^ Revised AHC schedule Yorks IFA. 22 May 2019. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  3. ^ Somaliland setback for PoJ FC Jersey Evening Post. 7 March 2019. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  4. ^ CONIFA Statement Regarding Jersey Evening Post Article CONIFA. 17 March 2019. Retrieved 13 May 2019.