(CIFA): The Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) youth leagues continued this past Saturday, 23 February highlighted by action in the Boys Under 11 and Girls Under 13 games at the Annex Field. In Group B of the Boys Under 11 league, East End United FC triumphed in the ‘district battle’ as they swept aside George Town SC I by the score of 3-0.
Jayden Golaub blasted his team in front and Gary Shepherd and Kymari Parsons added a goal each to seal the three points and make the drive home to East End that much sweeter for coaches, players and parents alike.
In other Group B action, Sunset SC Warriors’ Jaxon Cover just can’t miss the goal at the moment as he notched yet another hat trick as his Warriors defeated Academy SC Saints 5-0. His strike partners Matthew Rees and Phin Ellison scored the other two goals.
345 FC III secured another victory as they beat Scholars ISC 4-1 thanks to goals from Omari Douglas, Jayden Russell, Evan Barry and Levi Jack. Elijah Membrano replied for the youngsters from West Bay.
In Group A, George Town SC I and Academy SC Wanderers battled to a 1-1 draw in a very entertaining encounter. George Town’s Mahela Morgan capitalised on a goalkeeping error to put his side in front midway through the first half, but with time ticking away, Liam Whiteside scored from the penalty spot to secure an all-important point.
In the only other Group A game, 345 FC I defeated Latinos FC 5-0 (respect rule enforced) as Emre Cuevas-Ebanks and Danny Lyne grabbed two goals each while Christo Durrant also got his name on the score sheet.
In the Girls Under 13 league, Elite SC found the going tough against the young ladies from Roma Fusion FC. Frustration mounted as the game went on before Elite’s defender Isabella Romero broke the deadlock with a well-taken free kick to secure the 1-0 victory.
Sunset SC Fuego downed Academy SC Dolphins 3-1 as Ashlyn Evans continued banging in the goals for her club with another three on Saturday. Academy’s Taegen Williams grabbed her team’s only goal.
In the Boys Under 13 league, 345 FC I secured a narrow 1-0 victory over Sunset SC thanks to a Toby Johns strike and George Town SC defeated 345 FC II 1-0 with Joshua Haden scoring from the penalty spot for the boys from the capital.With the mid-term break for schools beginning this Friday, 1 March, a number of youth leagues will not be in action over the next few Saturdays. All leagues will return to action on Saturday, 16 March.