(CIFA): Due to the mid-term break, several games in the Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) youth leagues were postponed this past Saturday, 2 March. However, parents and supporters were thoroughly entertained during the few games that were played. In the Girls Under 11 league, Sunset Blue Iguanas and Sunset Fusion were victorious in the only two games played on Saturday morning.
Sunset Blue Iguanas came from behind to defeat a very spirited Scholars ISC 4-2. Cassie Dinnall opened the scoring for the young ladies from West Bay as she saw her deflected effort loop over the unsuspecting Sunset goalkeeper and into the back of the net.
It didn’t take long for the Sunset ladies to find the equaliser as Clara DeQuintal levelled the score just before halftime. DeQuintal added three more goals in the second half before Hannah Bryan pulled one back for Scholars ISC to keep the score respectable.
In the second Girls Under 11 game, Sunset Fusion also found themselves behind in their game with Academy SC as Millicent Hoffman scored the opener for Academy. Sunset Fusion’s Olivia Thorpe (3) and Harper Nelson combined to overpower their opponents in the second half as the Fusion cruised to a 4-2 victory. Academy’s Millicent Hoffman added a late consolation goal for her team.
In the only two boys games played over the weekend, Cayman Athletics SC overpowered Academy SC White 8-0 and Academy SC Blue downed Cayman Brac 2-0 in the Under 15 league.
Cayman Athletics’ Shameer Seymour scored four goals, Jovan Clarke added two and Tarran Ebanks and Rashaad Powery contributed a goal each in their win over Academy SC White, while in Cayman Brac, Gabrielle Dell’Oglio and Daniel Rivers secured the Academy SC Blue victory over the hosts.
With games on Saturday, 9 March postponed due to the mid-term break, CIFA youth league action will return on Saturday, 23 March.
Caption: Goal scorers Clara DeQuintal (white and blue) from Sunset Blue Iguanas and Cassie Dinnall from Scholars ISC challenge for the ball during their U11 clash