CIFA youth leagues kick off football season

| 07/02/2018
CNS Local Life

Action from the under 11 game between 345 FC A (light blue) and Sunset Rockets

(CIFA): The 2018 Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) youth leagues kicked off Saturday, 3 February with exhilarating play from all participating clubs. Scores were high in certain boys and girls games but that did not detract from the overall positive play on the field.

In the Boys Under 11 league, George Town Sports Club’s Myron Cruz opened the season emphatically by scoring four goals in his club’s 5-1 victory over a very young Academy SC (ASC) Lionfish. GTSC’s Joshua Hayden grabbed his club’s fifth and Kaleb Barboram scored for the Lionfish.

In other games, Willis Jhyaire and Jaden Verhoeven scored two goals each as newcomers 345 FC A defeated Sunset Rockets 4-0; 345 FC B beat newcomers Latinos FC 5-0; ASC Stingrays defeated Future SC 1-0 and East End United FC beat Bodden Town FC 3-1.

In the Boys Under 13 league, ASC Jaguars downed East End United FC 6-1 thanks to goals from Gilbert Rodriquez (2) and Jayden Whittaker (2) with Jaden Wright and Alexander Bodden also getting their names on the scoresheet.

In other Boys Under 13 games, Sunset Stingrays defeated 345 FC 1-0 with Devanti McInerney grabbing his club’s game-winning goal in the first half of play while ASC ESM beat Sunset Shark 3-1. The game between GTSC and Future SC was postponed.

In the only game played in the Boys Under 15 league, Sunset FC downed Academy SC 3-2.

In the Girls Under 11 league, Sunset Fusion’s Olivia Thorpe scored three goals in her club’s 6-1 win over fellow club mates Sunset Stars. Sisters Coco and Rio Windsor added to Fusion’s six-goal tally with Sofia Bonati rounding off the scoring. Sophie Franklyn scored for the Stars.

In the other Girls Under 11 game, Academy SC defeated GTSC 3-0 thanks to two goals from Clara Byrne and a solitary strike from Millicent Hoffman.

The first round of youth games concluded with two Boys Under 15 games on Tuesday, 6 February, with Bodden Town FC downing Scholars International SC 8-0 and Cayman Athletic SC defeating Future SC 3-0.

On Thursday, 8 February in the Girls Under 18 league, Elite SC will take on Sunset FC at 4pm at the Ed Bush Field.

No youth games are scheduled for the week of Saturday, 10 February to Saturday, 17 February as all schools will be on the Ash Wednesday break.

Play resumes on Monday, 19 February (Girls Under 18 league), Tuesday, 20 February (Boys Under 17 league), Thursday, 22 February (Girls Under 15 league) and Saturday, 24 February (Boys Under 11, Under 13 and Under 15 leagues).

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