Primary players start to secure semis spots

| 14/01/2014

(CUC-PFL): With the fourth round of the 2013/2014 CUC Primary Football League (PFL) Playoffs completed this past Saturday, several schools sealed a place in the semi finals scheduled for this Saturday, January 18. In the Under 9 Consolation Cup, Red Bay Primary defeated Truth For Youth 2-1 thanks to two goals from Alejandro Holness. Truth For Youth’s Tevin Ebanks scored the lone goal for Truth For Youth. The win ensured second place in the standings for Red Bay Primary and a semi final showdown with George Town Primary after they defeated Triple C 4-0.

The other semi final will see Truth For Youth play Bodden Town Primary.

Meanwhile, in the Under 9 Champions Cup defending champions Savannah Primary continued their dominance with a 6-0 win over South Sound Schools. The win completed a perfect playoff record for the Savannah team with four victories, no losses, scoring 15 goals in the process and conceding none.

Savannah Primary will play fourth seeded St. Ignatius Prep who grabbed a point against Cayman Prep in a 1-1 draw. Cayman Prep’s Jacob McMillan-Collet opened the scoring in the 16th minute only to see Matthew Lloyd-Hickey grab the equaliser in the 34th minute after some great individual play and a well-placed shot.

In the other semi final, third seed Sir John A. Cumber Primary will face Cayman Prep after their emphatic 4-0 victory over Prospect Primary. Goals from Rashaad Powery, Shonjae Bodden, Hakeem Seymour and a penalty by goalkeeper Diego Pino sealed the win for the boys from West Bay. The other score in the Under 9 Champions Cup saw the upstart NorthEast Schools defeat Cayman International School 1-0 thanks to a solitary strike from Randy Johnson.

In the Under 11 Consolation Cup, Red Bay Primary defeated Cayman International Schools 3-0 with goals from Tekwan Truman (2) and Cameron Bennett. The victory ensures a rematch with Cayman International School during the semi final round this Saturday as Red Bay Primary finished second in the standings and Cayman International School finished third. Truth For Youth sealed the number one seed and a meeting with Bodden Town Primary in the semis as they defeated Triple C 5-1. Elder Ebanks scored three goals in the 28th, 47th and 50th minutes after Oscar Hernandez (6thminute) and Tevin Ebanks (12th minute) opened the scoring for the boys from Truth For Youth. Triple Cs Zach Redden scored the lone goal for his school in the 7th minute.

Defending Under 11 champions Cayman Prep were in fine form this past Saturday as they eased past George Town Primary 6-0 with goals from Joshua Small (10thminute), Victor Thompson (32ndminute), Igor Magalhaes (53rd minute) and three goals from Aaron Jarvis in the 26th, 47th and 52nd minutes. Cayman Prep secured the number one seed with the victory.

Sir John A. Cumber guaranteed themselves a spot in the semi finals and the number two seed following a 3-1 victory over Prospect Primary.

In other games, Savannah Primary defeated NorthEast Schools 3-1 and St. Ignatius Prep drew 1-1 with South Sound Schools.

The third and fourth seeds have not been decided asthere is a make-up game scheduled for Wednesday, January 15 with Savannah Primary taking on South Sound Schools. St. Ignatius Prep sealed their spot in the semi finals with the 1-1 draw but will need to wait until after Wednesday’s game to see if they finish third or fourth in the playoff standings.  Depending on the result, either George Town Primary or South Sound Schools will secure the fourth and final spot in the semi finals.

Special thanks to Shakur Welcome and Chastine Rankine for handling the officiating duties. The semi finals of the 2013/2014 CUC PFL Playoffs are set for this Saturday, January 18 with the finals, third-place games and trophy presentation scheduled for Saturday, January 25.

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