Bodden Town FC retains local league title

| 06/05/2014

(CNS): Theron Wood confirmed that he is Cayman’s top striker at the weekend when he scored the double that propelled Bodden Town FC past Elite SC 3-2 Sunday to see them retain the Cayman Islands Premier League crown at the TE Mcfield Sports Centre. Wood who scored 28 goals this season helped his team come from behind in what was described as an exciting first half.

Wood’s performance took Bodden Town to 46 points with just one week remaining in the season but it was not an easy win. In the 26th minute, Elite’s Darvin Dixon made a run down the left unmarked and slipped a near post shot past the Bodden Town custodian.

Four minutes later, Bodden Town’s Alfredo Cardoza, an early first half substitute, created the first of many opportunities for Bodden Town. Streaking down the right attacking side Cardoza attempted a cross which found the hand of the pressuring Elite defender in the 18 yard box. Referee Christophel Stewart immediately gave a penalty, which Wood put away to tie level the scoreboard.

In the 30th minute, Cardoza and Wood hooked up again, this time Wood played a cross from the right side across the mouth of goal, passing by two Elite defenders and the keeper Danner Taylor before finding the diminutive Cardoza who was unmarked and who gave Bodden Town the 2-1 advantage.

Elite stepped up under pressure however and were rewarded with a penalty in the 41st minute but Dwayne Wright’s strike was saved by the Bodden Town keeper Jamie Johnson however a but favourable rebound was slotted home by Jedd Ebanks for Elite to even the score at 2-2.

Just on the stroke of the break, Wood found himself of the end of a goal mouth scramble and pounced home his second of the game, 3-2 at halftime.
The second half saw both teams pressing for more goals but it wasn’t to be as Bodden Town held on to the 3-2 victory.

Meanwhile, Bodden Town FC’s club manager was recently soaking up the thrill of football on a bigger stage recently when he took on the role of Match Commissioner for the CONCACAF Champions League (CCL) Final in Mexico last month. Kennedy Kelly was CONCACAF’s official representative managing all match operations for the final between Mexican clubs Cruz Azul and Toluca, who battled for a spot to the FIFA Club World Championship.

“I cherished the entire moment, from the appointment to the final whistle,” the local football administrator told Cayman Football. “It was a great, great experience working at this level,” said Kelly. “When I received the appointment I was very excited, a bit nervous and at the same time I felt very proud and honoured to know that the CONCACAF Competitions Committee had such confidence in me to be the Match Commissioner for a match of such high caliber.”

The CONCACAF Champions League Final was Kelly’s second appointment for the 2013-2014season following an appointment for the CCL Match between Major League Soccer outfit Los Angeles Galaxy and Isidro Metapan of El Salvador in September 2013.

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