Cayman’s Leighton Thomas gets golden boot

| 26/08/2013

CNS): Although the Honduran team will leave the Cayman Islands the U15 CONCACAF development tournament champions, the Cayman team can be proud of their participation in the first contest of its kind on home soil. Not only did the whole team do well, losing only one game to fourth placed Bermuda, Leighton Thomas Jr held on to the 'golden boot' with the most individual goals of the competition even though Cayman did not qualify.  Meanwhile, Cayman’s national javelin record holder, Alex Pascal, picked up a gold medal at the weekend at the 2013 Panamerican Junior Championships when he threw 72.82 metres, breaking his own local record by almost a metre.

In the CONCACAF tournament final on Sunday, favourites Honduras defeated Guatemala 2-1. Both goals for Honduras were scored by Man of the Match Darixon Vuelto in the 6th and 51st minutes. The goal scorer for Guatemala was Mario Rodas in the 24th minute.

Meanwhile, earlier on Sunday afternoon El Salvador took 3rd place by defeating Bermuda 2-0 with goals by Henry Reyes in the 40th minute and Kevin Ramos in the 65th. The Man of the Match was Amar Lewis of Bermuda.

Other Tournament Awards went to Bermuda for fair play, the Golden Glove to Wilmer Martinez (Honduras) and the Most Valuable Player of the Tournament was awarded to Darixon Vuelto (Honduras).

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Well done Leighton, I have known this child since he arrive in this Island and he has been real sportman.  He was at SJACPS, him along with a few of his class mates would win the football Tournament for the Primary School, and I would have to pick him and my son and a few others to Football, Track and then pick them back up.   He is very committed to sports and he should be give that  prize and more for all the nice gold that he scored.

    He is a well manned child and keep up the good work Leighton and keep your head up. Bigger will come, once you remember God first and all ways remember where you came from and where you want to go.



  2. Anonymous says:

    Showing once again that we should concentrate on individual or small-group sports, rather than ones that need relatively large teams. Like footbal. (Or cricket, baskatebal, etc.) Its all about the numbers.

  3. Anonymous says:

    How many goals did he score??

  4. Anonymous says:

    I hope he actually received his.  My son was awarded the Golden Boot about two or three years ago and because they didn't have enough, he never got his.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Yes his photo is posted. Hello!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Excellent tournament for U15 football and Cayman. It was an absolute pleasure watching the matches. 

  7. Anonymous says:

    Is it the Golden Boot or the Barrel What Loads Of Fish Were Shot In?

  8. Anonymous says:

    Great – but just who is he?

    Any photos CIFA?

    • Anonymous says:

      Obviously you are not a Cayman football fan or you would have known of Leighton Thomas!


    • Anonymous says:

      Obviously you are not a Cayman football fan or you would have known of Leighton Thomas!


    • SSM345 says:

      Clearly the photo in this article was too much of a giveaway….