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Cayman Islands: 2018 CIFA Youth Leagues kickoff with exciting first round games

The 2018 Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) youth leagues kicked-off this past Saturday, February 3rd with exhilarating play from all participating clubs. Scores were high in certain boys and girls games but that did not detract from the overall positive play on the field.

In the Boys Under 11 league, George Town Sports Club’s Myron Cruz opened the season emphatically by scoring four goals in his club’s 5-1 victory over a very young Academy SC (ASC)

Lionfish. GTSCs Joshua Hayden grabbed his club’s fifth and Kaleb Barboram scored for the Lionfish.

In other games, Willis Jhyaire and Jaden Verhoeven scored two goals each as newcomers 345 FC A defeated Sunset Rockets 4-0; 345 FC B beat newcomers Latinos FC 5-0; ASC Stingrays defeated Future SC 1-0 and East End United FC beat Bodden Town FC 3-1.

In the Boys Under 13 league, ASC Jaguars downed East End United FC 6-1 thanks to goals from Gilbert Rodriquez (2) and Jayden Whittaker (2) with Jaden Wright and Alexander Bodden also getting their names on the scoresheet.

In other Boys Under 13 games, Sunset Stingrays defeated 345 FC 1-0 with Devanti McInerney grabbing his club’s game-winning goal in the first-half of play while ASC ESM beat Sunset Shark 3-1. The game between GTSC and Future SC was postponed.

In the only game played in the Boys Under 15 league, Sunset FC downed Academy SC 3-2.

In the Girls Under 11 league, Sunset Fusion’s Olivia Thorpe scored three goals in her club’s 6-1 win over fellow club mates Sunset Stars. Sisters Coco and Rio Windsor added to the Fusion’s six-goal tally with Sofia Bonati rounding off the scoring. Sophie Franklyn scored for the Stars.

In the other Girls Under 11 game, Academy SC defeated GTSC 3-0 thanks to two goals from Clara Byrne and a solitary strike from Millicent Hoffman.

The first round of youth games conclude with two Boys Under 15 games on Tuesday, February 6th as Bodden Town FC take on Scholars International SC at the Annex Field at 4:00 p.m. and Cayman Athletic SC face Future SC at the Ed Bush Field in West Bay at 4:00 p.m.

On Thursday, February 8th in the Girls Under 18 league, Elite SC take on Sunset FC at 4:00 p.m. at the Ed Bush Field.

No youth games are scheduled for the week of Saturday, February 10th to Saturday, February 17th as all schools will be the Ash Wednesday break.

Play resumes on Monday, February 19th (Girls Under 18 league), Tuesday, February 20th (Boys Under 17 league), Thursday, February 22nd (Girls Under 15 league) and Saturday, February 24th (Boys Under 11, Under 13 and Under 15 leagues).


Photo: Action from the CIFA Boys Under 11 game between 3


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