Clubs focus on youth FA Cups

| 15/05/2018 | 1 Comment
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Academy’s Aliah Cotterell (white jersey) scored in her club’s U11 victory over Sunset Stars

(CIFA): Games played this past Saturday, 12 May in the 2018 Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) youth leagues focused on the Girls Under 11, Boys Under 13 and Boys Under 15 FA Cups. In the Girls Under 11 FA Cup semifinals, Academy SC downed Sunset Stars 4-0 thanks to two goals from Millicent Hoffman and a goal each from Clara Byrne and Aliah Cotterell.

In the second semifinal, Sunset Fusion finally broke down a stingy George Town SC defence to record a 1-0 victory through a strike from Sofia Bonati.

Academy SC will face Sunset Fusion in the Girls Under 11 FA Cup final on Saturday, 26 May.

In the first of four Boys Under 13 FA Cup first round games, 345 FC defeated East End United FC 7-0 with Toby Johns, Liam Heffernan (3), Jake Vandevelde, Dillon Phillips and Jadon Jimenez all getting their names on the score sheet.

In the second game, Academy SC Jaguars enjoyed a 3-0 victory over Sunset Sharks as Jaydon Whittaker, Jahmar Campbell and Kai Hulse all found the back of the net.

Academy SC ESM secured their spot in the Boys Under 13 FA Cup semifinals with an exciting 5-4 penalty shootout victory over Sunset Stingrays after battling to a 1-1 draw in regulation time. Sunset’s Tom Byrne cancelled out Joshua Campbell’s opener to take the game to penalties, but Academy ESM were better on the day, scoring four of their five penalties while Sunset Stingrays could only score three of their five penalties.

The fourth first round FA Cup game between George Town SC and Future SC was postponed.

In the Boys Under 15 FA Cup final, Cayman Athletic SC squeezed by Academy SC Blue 9-8 after a thrilling penalty shootout. With the game tied at 3-3 after regulation time, both teams scored all their allotted five regular penalty kicks before Academy SC Blue failed to find the net with their first sudden death penalty. Cayman Athletic’s sixth penalty taker made no mistake with his chance as Cayman Athletic SC sealed the win and secured the trophy.

Scorers for Academy SC Blue during regulation time were Daniel Wallace, Kameron Bennett and Miles Thompson while Elder Ebanks scored Cayman Athletic’s three goals.

In the Boys Under 11 league games, Sunset Warriors drew 1-1 with Future SC with Harry Cowell netting for the Warriors and Caleb Fredricks scoring yet another important goal for Future SC.

345 FC A defeated East End United FC 3-0 thanks to goals from Willis Jahari (2) and Jagger Alban.

345 FC B downed Bodden Town FC 9-0 with goals from Brenneach Lynch (3) Daniel DeQuintal (4), Dillon Phillips and Paul Marineau.

Neither George Town SC nor Sunset Rockets could find the back of the net on this day and had to settle for a 0-0 draw.

In the Academy SC derby, Academy SC Stingrays ‘stung’ their counterparts Academy SC Lionfish 7-0 with Joshua Elliott (3), Kyan Okoli (3) and Jaeden Gordon securing the win.

In the other derby, Latinos FC A defeated Latinos FC B 1-0 with David Arch Jr securing all three points for his team.

CIFA youth league games continue this week in the Boys Under 11 league with Sunset Warriors playing Latinos FC A today (Tuesday, 15 May) at 4:15pm at the Annex Field.

In the Boys Under 17 league, Cayman Athletic SC face Bodden Town FC also play today at 4:30pm at the Haig Bodden Field in Bodden Town.

In the Boys Under 15 league, Future SC take on Sunset FC on Wednesday, 16 May at 4:30pm at the Ed Bush Field in West Bay.

In the Girls Under 15 league, Academy SC play George Town SC on Thursday, 17 May at 4:15pm at the Annex Field and Sunset FC take on Elite SC at 5pm at the Ed Bush Field.

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  1. Tony Catalanotto says:

    Please note that the following excerpt from your story is inaccurate,

    Academy SC ESM secured their spot in the Boys Under 13 FA Cup semifinals with an exciting 5-4 penalty shoot-out victory over Sunset Stingrays after battling to a 1-1 draw in regulation time. Sunset’s Tom Byrne canceled out Joshua Campbell’s opener to take the game to a penalty shoot-out, but Academy ESM were better on the day scoring four of their five penalties while Sunset Stingrays could only score three of their five shots.

    It was in fact the Sunset Stingrays that secured their spot in the Boys Under 13 FA Cup semifinals as it was they that were the better of the day by scoring four of their five penalties.

    CNS: This is what we got verbatim from CIFA. If you disagree with the report, please let CIFA know.

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