Cayman Airways Youth Cup semi-final match-ups set
After a dramatic final day of group play, the field has been narrowed to four who are left in contention to lift the 2018 Cayman Airways Youth Cup.
Advancing to the semi-finals from Group A are first-place finisher Mt Pleasant Academy and second-placed Cavalier Soccer Club, both from Jamaica. Joining them from Group B are Harbour View Football Club of Jamaica and Central Brooklyn Soccer Club from New York.
Mt Pleasant Academy will face Central Brooklyn in the first semi-final at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, followed by Harbour View FC vs Cavalier Soccer Club at 8:15 p.m. Those games will be preceded by Future Sports Club Select vs Academy Sports Club Select in the last group stage match of the tournament that was postponed from Tuesday.
All games are at Truman Bodden Sports Complex and admission is free.
Here’s a recap of Day 4 of the tournament:
Central Brooklyn SC (USA) 1
Harbour View FC (JAM) 2
In a match-up of the top two teams in the group, first half goals from Jahiem Nelson and Junior Grizzelle put Harbour View out front. Keiquon Aaron sliced the lead in half in the 52nd minute but Harbour View held on to take the top spot in the group due to a better goal difference through three games.
Mt Pleasant Academy (JAM) 9
City Soccer Pro (USA) 1
Mt Pleasant Academy solidified their spot atop the Group A standings with a comfortable win over City Soccer Pro. In all, seven different players scored with Javandy Clarke registering a hat-trick. Kevin Diaz had his second goal of the tournament to ensure City Soccer Pro was not shutout.
Cavalier Soccer Club (JAM) 4
Future Sports Club Select (CAY) 0
Cavalier Soccer Club picked up their third win of the tournament, exhibiting clear control of their match against Future Sports Club Select. Rashaun Linton, Omario Henry, Christopher Ainsworth, and Nathaniel Brooks all found the back of the net as the Jamaican side sealed their place in the semi-finals.
Academy Sports Club Elite (CAY) 3
Phoenix All Stars (JAM) 2
Immanuel Duran scored a brilliant goal from distance to win the game for Academy Sports Club Elite and denied Phoenix All Stars any chance of qualifying for the semi-final. Phoenix came in needing a three-goal win to advance from the group but Academy SC Elite came in pumped to get their first win and deny their guests a semi-final berth. Gilbert Rodrigues put the hosts ahead in the 9th before Dujuan Richards equalised in the 24th. Darius Rezqei reclaimed the lead for Academy in the 40thbefore Cavalier drew level once again thanks to Alexander Bicknell in the 54th. Then Duran gave the home crowd to life in the 57th with his eventual winner.
See group standings below:
The tournament runs until 30 June and admission is FREE. Get more details at caymanyouthcup.ky.
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