Government football league kicks off

| 02/07/2019
CNS Local Life
RCIPS (left) and CIMA battle for the ball

(Cayman Sports Buzz): The 2019 Government Football League opened Wednesday, 26 June at Ed Bush Sports Complex with the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) and Health Services Authority (HSA) starting their respective campaigns with victories. In the first game of the doubleheader, the police held off Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) behind a hat-trick from Tevin Yen.

Yen opened the scoring in the 13th minute for the cops but Jason Ebanks brought things level two minutes later. Yen would then put RCIPS out front before the close of the first half with a 28th minute strike.

Down a goal, CIMA sought to avoid dropping the points in their opener and Ebanks found the back of the net again in the 57th minute. Yen’s winner came in the 62nd minute, when he caught the goalkeeper poaching outside the 18-yard box, evaded him and expertly placed the ball on target.

It was all one-way traffic in the second fixture of the evening with HSA running all over Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA). Jevon Taylor scored a pair, with other contributions from Omar Felix, Courtney Maylor and Andre Barrett.

The league, run by the Department of Sports, resumes on Wednesday, 3 July, with Customs and Border Control (CBC) taking on the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) at 6:30pm. HM Cayman Islands Prisons Service (HMCIPS) and Computer Services will face each other at 8pm.

There are eight teams taking part in the league: HMCIPS, HSA, CBS, CIMA, RCIPS, DEH, CIAA and Computer Services. They will play in a round-robin format before the top teams advance to the playoffs. Games will be played Mondays and Wednesdays through 19 August.

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