May 28, 2023

Cayman Islands: 2017 CUC PFL Semi Final Review

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Cayman Prep and CIS to meet in Under 11 final
The stage is set for next Saturday’s championship games in the 2017 CUC Primary Football League (PFL) and CUC Girls’ Primary Football League (GPFL). Semi finals for boys and girls were contested this past Saturday, December 2nd at the Annex Field.

GPFL Champions Cup:
Defending girls champions St. Ignatius will defend their title in the Champions Cup when they face Cayman Prep in the final. St. Ignatius’ girls overcame Cayman International School (CIS) 1-0 for the second year running while Cayman Prep outlasted Prospect Primary 4-0.
In the third-place game, CIS will play Prospect Primary.

GPFL Consolation Cup:
In the Consolation Cup, Sir John A. Cumber will play Savannah Primary in next week’s final. The young ladies from West Bay showed great composure in a 2-0 semi final penalty shootout victory over George Town Primary after neither school could find the back of the net during regular time or extra time.

PFL Under 9 Champions Cup:
In a rematch of last year’s Under 9 Champions Cup final, CIS ‘A’ avenged last year’s sudden death penalty loss to their rivals Cayman Prep ‘A’ with a convincing 3-0 victory in this past Saturday’s first semi final. A strike from Chaz Ruddick in the 9th minute and a double from Hayden Keens in the 26th and 33rd minutes sealed the win for CIS.

In the second semi final, St. Ignatius defeated Prospect Primary 3-0 with two goals from Kyan Okoli and one from Patrick Roberts. CIS ‘A’ will face St. Ignatius next week for the Under 9 championship.

Cayman Prep ‘A’ will play Prospect Primary for third place.

PFL Under 9 Consolation Cup:
CIS ‘B’ downed Cayman Prep ‘B’ 2-1 in penalties in their semi final contest to set up a final showdown with Triple C, who overcame Bodden Town Primary 1-0 in the second semi final.

PFL Under 11 Champions Cup:
In a rematch of last year’s exciting Under 11 Champions Cup final, defending champions Cayman Prep will face CIS in next week’s final.

In the day’s first semi final this past Saturday, Cayman Prep beat St. Ignatius 4-0 thanks to goals from Jakub Neverill, Jaxon Cover, Sean Byles and Zachary Brooks and in the second semi final, CIS defeated Red Bay Primary 6-0 with goals from Gavin Sunley (2), Paul Morineau (2), Danny Lyne and Thomas Isabel.

The third place game will be contested between St. Ignatius and Red Bay Primary.

PFL Under 11 Consolation Cup:
For the first time in CUC PFL history, a playoff game was hosted in Cayman Brac as Cayman Brac welcomed George Town Primary for one of two semi finals. Cayman Brac ran out 4-1 victors and will face Triple C in next week’s final as Triple C defeated South Sound Schools 4-3 in the second semi final.

Triple C and South Sound Schools needed a penalty shootout to decide a winner as both schools were locked at 2-2 at the end of full time and extra time. Triple C prevailed 2-1 in the deciding penalty shootout.

Organisers thank all the youth officials for handling the semi final games including Kandre Amerally, David Connolly, Jonathan Holness and Alex Dailey. Thanks also to Chastine Rankine, Shirley Amerally and Andrew Holness for their assistance on coordinating the day’s events.

The 2017 CUC PFL and GPFL finals and third-place games take place this Saturday, December 9 at the Annex Field.

IMAGE: Triple Cs tenacious Corey McLaughlin (red and blue) outruns a Bodden Town Primary defender during his school’s 1-0 victory in the Under 9 Consolation Cup semi final.

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