Elite sports club become table toppers

| 23/11/2011

Shanelle_Frederick_Shanice_Monteith_Elite_and_Cayman (207x300).jpg(CIFA): Elite Sports Club of West Bay had a week to remember on the football field as both their Senior Men and Women’s teams picked up wins that took them to the top of their respective leagues. The Elite Women’s team met league leading Sunset on Saturday evening at the Ed Bush Sports Complex in West Bay. As expected this game was full of incident and very physical as both teams were fighting for victory. Early pressure from Sunset paid off when Elite’s Marissa McLaughlin handled the ball into her own net after she failed to deal with a Sunset cross come shot that had struck the post. Mclaughlin’s misfortune gave Sunset a deserving lead that saw them coming into the dressing room at half time with the advantage.

Elite began the second half with more assertiveness and got themselves back in the game on the 58 minute mark courtesy of Shanice Monteith who latched onto a through ball fromCourtisha Ebanks.

Two minutes later Monteith completed her brace after gliding past two Sunset defenders she calmly slotted the ball past Sunset goalkeeper Jovani Hessing to give Elite the lead. 

In the 70 minute Shanelle Frederick also got her name on the score sheet again giving Elite a 3:1 victory and three points that sent them to the top of the Cayman Islands Women’s league.

A Brittni Ebanks hat-trick helped Future secure their first win in the Cayman Islands Women’s league as they downed George Town 8:1. Monique Roberts, Kimberly Rivers, Erin Logan and two from Breean Wright gave Future an impressive win. Zoenief Walker was on target for George Town.

Jedd_Ebanks_Elite_and_Cayman_National_Team (438x500).jpgElite’s Men were in action the following day against Roma United, Elite were looking to maintain their excellent form that has seen them win their last four consecutive games, and central to their success is midfielder Jedd Ebanks who has had a formidable year thus far. Ebanks has been a consistent performer for the Cayman Islands National Team in their 2014 FIFA World Cup Campaign, ever present in all six of the Cayman Islands World Cup Qualifying games; Ebanks is now focused on being a part of Elite’s title defense in the Cayman Islands Premier League.

After losing in their opening league game to Roma, Elite found some redemption with a 2:0 win against Roma this Sunday. Elite have now taken 19 points from a potential 24 to top the league and overtake Scholars International. Dwayne Wright and Alex Belcher scored to give Elite their fourth consecutive win. 

Scholars International surrendered their position in top spot after only managing a draw against second from bottom Cayman Athletic. Scholars Aldene Forbes and Nahun Rodriguez goals weren’t enough as Matthew Suberan and Santangelo Bush responded for Cayman Athletic who moved 3 points clear of bottom side Future who lost 1:0 to George Town.

David Harding’s fifth goal of the season made sure that George Town picked up another valuable three points as they try to keep pace with the leagues front runners.  Bodden Town put up another impressive score line and maintained third spot in the league as they ran out 5:0 winners over Tigers FC who finished the game with only 8 players after receiving 3 red cards. Bodden Town is the Cayman Islands Premier Leagues most prolific attacking team, scoring 28 goals in 8 games. BT’s scorers this week were Danu Smith, Jordan Thompson, Jorronie Mclean and a double from Charlo Mclean.

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