Young footballers entertain with hard-fought matches

| 20/10/2015
Cayman News Service

Triple C and Red Bay Primary Under 9s battled to a 1-1 draw

(PFL): It was another exhilarating day of primary school football this past Saturday, 17 October in the 2015/2016 CUC Primary Football League (PFL) and Girls’ Primary Football League (GPFL) regular seasons. The featured games in Group B at the Annex Field paired the Crusaders from Triple C against Red Bay Primary.

In the Under 9 encounter, Red Bay’s Isaac Peart opened the scoring early in the first half. Triple C came close to equalising but found Red Bay’s goalkeeper and defenders up to the challenge. The post also came to Red Bay’s rescue on a few occasions but deep into the second half, Triple C’s Justin Parsons notched his team’s well-deserved equalizer, much to the delight of the contingent of Triple C parents and teachers who came to support their young heroes.

In the Under 11 game, Red Bay continued their perfect start to the season with two goals each from Dequan Messam and Christian Ferguson plus a penalty from Alejandro Holness as Red Bay defeated Triple C 5-1. Bradley Erskine added a sixth goal late in the game for Red Bay but with the mercy rule enforced, the score recorded would be 5-1. Triple C’s Amalee Mendoza-Williams scored his school’s only goal.

In other Group B games played at the Annex Field, NorthEast Schools’ perfect start to the season also continued as they defeated South Sound Schools 5-1 with Derek Russell bagging a hat trick and Johnathon Ebanks and Antwan Jennings contributing a goal each. Jagger Alban kept the score line close for South Sound Schools in the first half with a well-taken effort that cut the lead to one prior to the break.

In the Under 11 game, South Sound Schools and NorthEast Schools shared the points after a pulsating 2-2 draw. Following a goalless first half, Christopher Jackson opened the scoring for South Sound Schools early in the second half before Derek Russell grabbed his fourth goal of the day and NorthEast’s equaliser. South Sound’s Ryan Bennett gave his school the lead only to see Johnathon Ebanks score his second goal of the day and the all important equaliser. Both schools battled for a winner but it wasn’t to be.

In other Group B games, it was Bodden Town Primary 0 vs. Cayman Prep 4 (Under 9; mercy rule); Bodden Town Primary 0 vs. Cayman Prep 4 (Under 11; mercy rule); and Prospect Primary 3 vs. Cayman Brac 0 (Under 11).

In Group A games , it was Sir John A. Cumber Primary 4 vs. George Town Primary 0 (Under 9); Sir John A. Cumber Primary 4 vs. George Town Primary 0 (Under 11); Cayman International School 1 vs. St. Ignatius Prep 1 (Under 9); and Cayman International School 4 vs. St. Ignatius Prep 1 (Under 11).

In the Group B CUC Girls’ Primary Football League (GPFL) game played at the Annex Field, NorthEast Schools defeated Sir John A. Cumber Primary B 1-0 thanks to a solitary strike from young Tegan Williams. In the other GPFL Group B game, Cayman Prep edged Bodden Town Primary 2-1.

In Group A, Sir John A. Cumber Primary defeated George Town Primary 4-0 (mercy rule) and Cayman International School beat St. Ignatius Prep 5-1 (mercy rule).

Special thanks to the youth referees who have been doing an excellent job so far with officiating all the games.

The fourth round of the 2015/2016 CUC PFL and GPFL regular seasons continue this Saturday, 24 October with games at the Annex Field, Old Man Bay Field, Bodden Town Primary, Prospect Primary and Cayman Prep.

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