George Town primary bags first win in play-offs

| 17/12/2013

(CUC-PFL): The third round of the 2013/2014 CUC Primary Football League (PFL) Playoffs this past Saturday, December 14 marked a turning point for a few schools searching for valuable points. In the Under 9 Champions Cup, an undefeated Savannah Primary secured a place in the semi finals with one more round remaining after a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Cayman Prep. Akiel Bodden was the hero for Savannah as he blasted in the winner in the 20th minute. Cayman Prep led by Pierce Terry, made life difficult for the boys from Savannah but could not find that all-important equalizer.

In other Under 9 Champions Cup games, NorthEast Schools held Sir John A. Cumber Primary to a 0-0 draw and Cayman International School downed Prospect Primary 3-0 thanks to two goals from Luis Magno in the 9th and 44th minutes after Jonathan Rado had opened the scoring in the 8th minute.

In the Under 9 Consolation Cup, Truth For Youth defeated Triple C 7-1 and Bodden Town Primary downed George Town Primary 6-0 with Jacobi Tugman netting three goals, Breshawn Watson scoring twice and Shakeem Williams adding the sixth.

In the Under 11 Champions Cup, previous winners George Town Primary secured their first win of the 2013/2014 Playoffs with a 3-1 victory over Prospect Primary. George Town’s previous two games in the first and second rounds had resulted in disappointing draws with South Sound Schools 2-2 and NorthEast Schools 3-3. The boys from the capital were in complete control of both games until a lapse in concentration cost them the points.
Against Prospect Primary, Coach Gillie Seymour’s team fell behind early to a Sabrina Suberan strike but fought back to equalise through Isaac Ebanks, take the lead through Micah O’Garro and secure the win compliments of a Jordan Sommerville strike.

With Micah O‘Garro missing a penalty early in the second half and the chance to take the lead, it seemed George Town Primary were destined for another disappointing result but with the defence playing well and the forwards finally finding their shooting range, players and supporters alike left the Annex Field in high spirits.

In other games in the Under 11 Champions Cup, Sir John A. Cumber escaped with a 1-1 draw against NorthEast Schools. Sir John A Cumber’s Daniel Wallace opened the scoring in the first half only to see NorthEast’s  Jacquan Miller equalise in the second. Young Miller had the chance to put his school in frontbut blasted a penalty straight at the Sir John A. Cumber goalkeeper.

St. Ignatius Prep played their best game of the Playoffs in a tightly contested 1-1 draw with Cayman Prep. St. Ignatius’ Brad Lansdell opened the scoring only to see Prep’s Aaron Jarvis equalise late in the second half to salvage the draw and a point for the defending champions.
In the Under 11 Consolation Cup, Truth For Youth bagged its second win in the Playoffs and secured a place in the semi finals with a 3-2 victory over Red Bay Primary. Cayman International School also cemented its place in the semi finals after defeating Bodden Town Primary 4-3.

Special thanks to Shakur Welcome and Thomson Hew for handling the officiating duties. Games in the 2013/2014 CUC PFL Playoffs resume on Saturday, January 11, 2014 with the Fourth Round of play as schools have a final opportunity to capture a spot in the top four and secure a place in the semi finals.


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