Bodden Town clinches President’s Cup 2-1

| 06/03/2014

(CNS): A late goal by Theron Wood in the second half of the President’s cup finals on Wednesday evening clinched the trophy for BoddenTown Football Club with a final score of 2-1 to the local champions. The finals took place at the T.E Mcfield Sports Centre in George Town following the ladies battle which was won by Sunset 4-0 over Future. Meanwhile, Bodden Town is now looking forward to playing in the 2014 Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Champions’ Cup, and aims to advance past the first round.

Despite an early lead for George Town in the first half the local league champions and community shield holders went on to take the game with two goals in the second half.

The reigning Cayman Islands champions will now head to Puerto Rico where from March 21-25 they will p[lay in the first-round, of the CFU in Group 1 against Bayamon (Puerto Rico), Centro Dominguito (Curacao) and Unite Sainte-Rose (Guadeloupe).

“We feel if we execute our game plan, we will be victorious,” Bodden Town manager Kennedy Kelly  “We are going to give it our best shot.”
Three years ago, Bodden Town hosted then Puerto Rico champion River Plate in a preliminary round series.  After losing the opening fixture (2-0), it won the second leg (1-0), but was eliminated 2-1 on aggregate.

The club has used that experience to motivate the players ahead of their return to the CFU’s qualifying competition for the CONCACAF Champions League. Striker Theron Wood, one of Bodden Town’s marquee players, hopes to lead his team beyond the initial hurdle.

“We are very excited to go into the tournament,” said Wood, who was unavailable for the 2011 competition.  “We are training hard for it and our first goal is to get through the first round and move from there.”

More than just squaring off against the best clubs in the region, Kelly hopes this opportunity provides his players with an example of what it takes to compete at the top level.

“Our youth players need exposure at the highest level,” he commented.  “We have players who want to play professionally and some who are trying to gain scholarships, this competition will help them with their dreams and aspirations.”

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