Exciting start to primary football playoffs

| 06/12/2016
CNS Local Life

Ashlyn Evans (purple) of St Ignatius scores one of her three goals against Sir John A. Cumber ‘B’ in a GPFL Champions Cup match

(PFL): The first round of the 2016/2017 CUC Primary Football League (PFL) and Girls’ Primary Football League (PFL) playoffs concluded Saturday, 3 December at the Annex Field with a number of thrilling match-ups. The run to the championships in both leagues continues with second round games scheduled for 10 December, also at the Annex.

George Town Primary opened up play in the PFL Under 9 Consolation Cup with a 2-1 victory over Bodden Town Primary.

Cayman International School grabbed top spot in the PFL Under 9 Champions Cup standings with a comprehensive 6-0 triumph over Red Bay Primary. In other games, defending Under 9 champions Cayman Prep ‘A’ overcame Sir John A. Cumber Primary 2-0; Triple C beat Cayman Prep ‘B’ 4-0 and St Ignatius Prep defeated South Sound Schools 2-0.

Defending girls’ victors Cayman International School began their GPFL Champions Cup campaign with a 3-0 win over the young ladies from Cayman Prep. Runners-up in 2015/2016, Sir John A. Cumber Primary ‘A’ were handed a 4-0 forfeit victory as Prospect Primary ‘GB’ could not field a team, while Triple C came from behind to defeat Savannah Primary 2-1. St Ignatius Prep defeated Sir John A. Cumber Primary ‘B’ 5-0 thanks to a hat trick from standout forward Ashlyn Evans.

Defending Under 11 champions Red Bay Primary find themselves competing for the PFL Under 11 Consolation Cup this year and they began their playoffs with a 1-1 draw with Truth For Youth. In other games, George Town Primary drew with Bodden Town Primary 1-1 and South Sound Schools edged out Prospect Primary ‘B’ 1-0.

In the PFL’s “heavyweight” division, the Under 11 Champions Cup, the 2015/2016 Under 11 runners-up Cayman Prep dispatched Cayman International School 3-0; Sir John A. Cumber Primary defeated NorthEast Schools 1-0 in the day’s most exciting encounter; St Ignatius Prep beat Triple C 6-2 and Prospect Primary ‘A’ triumphed over Savannah Primary 5-1.

For the second round slate set for 3 December,Savannah Primary face Prospect Primary at 9am in the only PFL Under 9 Consolation Cup, .

In the PFL Under 9 Champions Cup, it is Sir John A. Cumber Primary vs Red Bay Primary (10:05am); St Ignatius Prep vs Cayman Prep ‘A’ (10:05am) and Cayman International vs Triple C (11:10am). The game between Cayman Prep ‘B’ and South Sound Schools has been postponed due to school activities.

In the GPFL Consolation Cup, George Town Primary face Bodden Town Primary at 11:10am.

In the GPFL Champions Cup, it is Cayman International School vs Triple C (12:15pm); Sir John A. Cumber Primary ‘A’ vs Sir John A. Cumber Primary ‘B’ (12:15pm); Savannah Primary vs Cayman Prep (1:20pm) and St Ignatius Prep vs Prospect Primary ‘GB’ (1:20pm).

In the PFL Under 11 Champions Cup, it is Cayman International School vs NorthEast Schools (2:25pm); St Ignatius Prep vs Cayman Prep (2:25 pm); Savannah Primary vs Triple C (3:30pm) and Sir John A. Cumber Primary vs Prospect Primary ‘A’ (3:30pm).

Organisers want to thank young officials Matthew Bodden, Jonathan Holness, Kandre Amerally and Francisco Murillo, along with Chastine Rankine, for officiating all the day’s action.

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Category: Football, Primary School, Sports

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