Wright makes George Town Pay

| 09/11/2011

Justin_Pierre_George_Town (242x300).jpg(CIFA): Elite SC kept up their great form in the Cayman Islands Premier League with victory over George Town in an entertaining see-saw encounter at the T.E. McField (Annex) Sports Complex. George Town began well and should have taken the lead through Tex Whitelocke who fired over from just outside the box after linking up well with fellow strike partner Justin Pierre. Minutes later Pierre had a chance of his own as he latched on to a great cross from Fabian Malcolm but he failed to control his header as it went wide left of the target. Dwayne Wright made George Town pay for their missed opportunities in the 27th minute when he calmly slotted Elite ahead notching his eleventh goal this season.

George Town hit back 5 minutes later when Justin Pierre atoned for his earlier miss; Pierre made no mistake as he powered home his header this time giving Elite keeper James Josephs no chance.

Greg Ebanks’ men were far from their best but dug in to earn their fourth consecutive win as Elite SC look to keep pace with league leaders Scholars International.

Metchie_Williams_Red_GT_Gabriel_Godet_12_Blue (300x279).jpgDespite losing three of their last five games, George Town played some great football and always looked dangerous on the attack as they enjoyed the majority of possession in the second half. Tex Whitelocke had another golden opportunity to score finding himself with time and space in the opposing box. After some good build up play Whitelocke was set free from a cheeky back heel pass from GT’s David Harding, unfortunately Whitelocke fired straight into the arms of Elite keeper James Josephs. George Town continued in this vain and but without reward, Justin Pierre’s cross teed up Tex Whitelocke who looked certain to score at the far post but he guided his header just over the bar. 

However, even when they are not playing well, Elite’s quality ensures they remain a threat and they demonstrated this with aplomb four minutes before full-time, a lapse of concentration in the George Town defence gifted Dwayne Wright half an opportunity to score and the league’s leading scorer kindly obliged as he scored Elite’s second of the game and his twelfth on the season. 

The late game at the annex saw Bodden Town getback to winning ways as they comfortably beat Roma United 4:0. Casey Mclaughin got BT off to a great start in the second minute when he curled home his shot from just outside the eighteen yard box. Bodden Town grew in confidence and played some exciting football moving the ball with purpose and taking the game to Roma. Jorronie McLean got the second for Bodden Town. Cayman International Theron Wood and Kareem James both chipped in with goals to complete the 4:0 win.
In other action at the Ed Bush Sports Complex in West Bay Tigers FC moved up into fourth after a 1:0 win over Cayman Athletic, Miguel Simms was on hand to give Tigers all three points whilst Scholars International’s lead at the top of the league was cut to just one point after they failed to break down a resilient Future side with the game ending in a 0:0 draw.  

The Cayman Islands Premier League will return on Sunday November 20, 2011 after the upcoming International break. The Cayman Islands Men’s National team plays their final two World Cup Qualifier games this weekend. On Friday November 11, 2011 the National team play in Santo Domingo against the Dominican Republic before returning home to play the final match of their World Cup campaign on Monday November 14, 2011. The Cayman Islands Men’s National team will look to pick up some points in their remaining two games as they currently sit pointless at the bottom of Group A in the North, Central America and Caribbean Region Qualifiers. For ticket information please visit www.facebook.com/caymanfootball

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