Red Bay’s U11s take Savannah by surprise

| 16/12/2014

(CUC-PFL): The 2nd round of the 2014/15 CUC Primary Football League (PFL) Playoffs ended Saturday, with a number of very exciting games and a few surprises in the U9 and U11 Consolation and Champions Cups. The inaugural CUC Girls’ Primary Football League (GPFL) also came to a conclusion with the final between Sir John A Cumber and St Ignatius Prep. In the U9 Consolation Cup, Truth For Youth defeated Bodden Town 6-0 and Triple C held off George Town 3-2. In the PFL U9 Champions Cup, Cayman Prep kept their undefeated record with a 4-1 victory over Cayman International School; St Ignatius drew 1-1 with Prospect, Savannah defeated Red Bay3-1 and Sir John A Cumber secured their 2nd win in a row with a 2-0 victory in the playoffs over the NorthEast schools.

In the Under 11 Consolation Cup, Cayman International School opened their 2014/2105 Playoff campaign with a 4-1 victory over Prospect Primary and Bodden Town Primary defeated George Town Primary 4-2.

In the Under 11 Champions Cup, Cayman Prep blanked Truth For Youth 6-0; Sir John A. Cumber Primary bounced back from their surprise first round loss to Triple C with a 2-1 victory over NorthEast Schools and St. Ignatius Prep scored late to secure a 2-1 win over Triple C.

In the Under 11 Champions Cup ‘game of the day’ Red Bay Primary’s Dequan Messam scored in the last two minutes to secure a famous 1-0 win over previously undefeated Savannah Primary. The win was Red Bay’s second successive victory in the Playoffs following a 2-1 win over St. Ignatius Prep in the first round.

The win elevated Red Bay Primary to second place in the Under 11 Champions Cup playoff standings, two points behind current leaders Cayman Prep and one point above Savannah Primary with two more rounds to go.

To conclude the day’s activities, an undefeated Sir John A. Cumber Primary faced St. Ignatius Prep in the final of the GPFL. The two schools had previously met during round two of the regular season in early October with the young ladies from West Bay coming out on top by a score of 5-0. Eager to avoid a second successive defeat at the hands of their counterparts, St. Ignatius Prep started the game very brightly by spraying passes wide in an attempt to keep the ball away from the always dangerous Sir John A. Cumber midfielders and attackers.

In Stoyanna Stewart, Sir John A. Cumber possess a very talented, natural goal scorer who would not be denied for very long. Miss Stewart blasted her team in front in the 13th minute and added a second in the 27th minute to make the score 2-0 going into half time.
Allison Juarez added a third in the 31st minute to secure the victory and the inaugural 2014/2015 CUC GPFL League Championship for Sir John A. Cumber Primary.
For her efforts and two goals in the final, Stoyanna Stewart was presented with the Marie Martin Most Valuable Player Award from the award’s namesake, Miss Marie Martin.

Sir John A. Cumber’s captain Lily Powery received the League Championship trophy on behalf of her team, while Shayanna Windsor collected the League Runner-Up trophy for St. Ignatius Prep. Cayman Prep finished third and NorthEast Schools rounded out the top four.
Special thanks to the PFL’s young officials David Conolly, Joshua Frederick, Ernie Jacques, Shakur Welcome, Leo Ebanks and Matthew Suberan for officiating all the days games.

The PFL Playoffs will take a break for the holidays and resume on Saturday, January 10 at the Annex Field with the third round of games.

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