Scholars and Elite continue to roll

| 01/11/2011

(CIFA): Elite Sports Club continues to keep pace with current leaders Scholars International in this year’s Cayman Premier League. The new look Scholars team has been very impressive so far as they remain undefeated and top of the Cayman Premier League 3 points above Elite SC who remain in second place after beating Tigers FC 4:1 this Sunday. Scholars started the game brightly against Tigers and dominated possession as they played some nice football and broke down Tigers resistance in the 14th minute, a quick thrown in from Donald Solomon Jr set off Carson Fagan who produced an outstanding volley to put Scholars 1:0 up.

After the Opening goal Scholars seemed to sit back on their lead much to the frustration of Thomas Elliot who could be heard from the sidelines as he tried to rally his troops. Former National Team Captain Elliot produced another great performance as he held together the Scholars backline, Elliot has settled well this season since making the move from Division 1 outfit Sunset FC.

Scholars had a golden opportunity to go two up after being rewarded a penalty but Carson Fagan failed to convert. The penalty miss seemed to inspire Tigers as they came at Scholars on the counter attack, Alfredo Challenger was a constant threat and looked dangerous as he moved the ball forward putting the Scholars defense on their heels.

In the 60th minute Scholars regained the ascendancy and didn’t look back, Carson Fagan atoned for his penalty miss with another calmly taken finish giving him 5 goals on the season. Cayman Islands National Team striker Mark Ebanks added the third shortly after before new singing Nahun Rodriguez opened his account for Scholars only to be sent off 3 minutes later after racking up two mindless yellow cards.  Lauren Bennett scored a consolation goal for Tigers FC in the 87th minute much to the frustration of the Scholars defense.

Only two fixtures were played this weekend in the Cayman Premier League as heavy rainfall made the field in Bodden Town unplayable, Bodden Town vs. Future and Roma United vs. George Town were postponed and will be rescheduled. The second fixture saw reigning Cayman Premier League Champions Elite SC hammer Cayman Athletic 10:1 and another stand out performance from Elite striker Dewayne Wright. Wright hit another hat-trick as he led Elite to an impressive victory over Cayman Athletic.

After starting out the season with a loss to Roma United, the current Champs have been near perfect in their quest to retain the title. Wright was the Cayman Islands Premier League’s top scorer last season and tops the pile this term 6 games in with 10 goals. Elite’s Renee Carter also chipped in with 3 goals this Sunday, Cayman National Team Midfielder Jedd Ebanks also got in on the act with a goal along with Derrin Ebanks, Calvin Jefford and Alex Belcher.

The Cayman Premier League continues this Sunday, at the Ed Bush Sports Complex in West Bay when Tigers FC take on Cayman Athletic at 5:00pm followed by Future vs. Scholars International at 7:00pm. The T.E. McField Sports Complex (Annex) in George Town will host George Town SC vs. Elite SC at 5:00pm followed by Bodden Town FC and Roma United at 7:00pm.

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