Rain stops play for young footballers

| 09/10/2012

primary footy (248x300).jpgCUC- PFL): Torrential downpours, lightning and a flooded field hampered the completion of the 2012/2013 CUC PFL Opening Rally at the weekend. Although organisers were able to get through the first round games, play in the quarter finals had to be abandoned because of the severe weather conditions. The quarter finals, semi finals, third-placed game, final and trophy presentation have been rescheduled for Saturday, October 13 at 9am at the T.E McField Sports Complex (Annex Field) in George Town. With the first round games complete, the quarter finals see Cayman Prepup against NorthEast Schools, Red Bay  tackling St. Ignatius, 2011 runners-up Sir John A. Cumber facing Cayman International School and defending champions George Town squaring off against Grace Academy.

In the first round games, Cayman Prep emerged from Zone A as group winners following a 3-0 victory over Prospect Primary and a resounding 5-0 victory over group runners-up Grace Academy. Grace Academy defeated Prospect Primary 4-1 to secure second spot in the group and a place in the quarter finals.

In Zone B, Red Bay Primary took top spot in the group after defeating Truth For Youth 3-0, South Sound Schools 2-0 and Cayman International School 1-0. Cayman International School beat South Sound Schools 2-1 in penalties and Truth For Youth 3-0 to claim the runners-up spot in the group. In Zone C, 2011 Opening Rally runners-up Sir John A. Cumber Primary finished top of the group by defeating Savannah Primary 2-0 and NorthEast Schools 3-0. Second in the group was NorthEast Schools following their defeat of Savannah Primary 1-0. In Zone D, defending Opening Rally champions George Town Primary moved into the quarter finals after defeating Bodden Town Primary 1-0, Cayman Brac 3-0 and St. Ignatius Prep 1-0. St. Ignatius Prep grabbed the runners-up spot with a 4-0 victory over Cayman Brac and 1-0 win over Bodden Town Primary.

The highlight of the day’s activities was surely Cayman Brac’s first victory in the Opening Rally since they won it all in the early 1990s with the likes of Fabio Smith. The Brackers defeated Bodden Town Primary in penalties in a thrilling penalty shootout. Granted, the team from Cayman Brac has been absent from the competition for quite some time but 2011 saw their return to the Primary Football League, and with it, a chance to show their talents.

The PFL Committee thanks parents and supporters for braving the weather conditions to support their respective schools and encourages everyone to make their way back to the T.E. McField Sports Field (Annex Field) this Saturday for the final round of games and the crowning of the 2012/2013 champion.

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