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Truth For Youth earn well-deserved draw with Savannah Primary

2013pflrally26 280913Coach Irvin Palacio and his Under 11 troops from Truth For Youth left the Annex Field this past Saturday to the sounds of rapturous applause from parents and spectators alike as his youngsters secured a well-deserved draw with Savannah Primary.

This past Saturday’s games marked the fifth round of league play in the 2013/2014 CUC Primary Football League (PFL).

In what turned out to be the ‘Game of the Day’ in Group A between the Under 11s from Truth For Youth and Savannah Primary, Savannah Primary poured forward from the opening whistle and were rewarded in the third minute when Jawan Wray blasted his team in front. Zachary Linwood added a second in the 28th minute to put Savannah firmly in control just before the half time break.

Savannah’s Akiel Bodden scored in the 33rd minute to make it 3-0 but Truth For Youth struck back a minute later when sweeper Gabby Fisher latched on to a loose ball in the box to cut the deficit to two.

In the 48th minute, Savannah’s goalkeeper Justin Miller mistimed his challenge on Oscar Hernandez in the penalty area giving the referee no alternative but to point to the penalty spot. Up stepped Gabby Fisher to take the spot kick and he made no mistake giving the goalkeeper no chance as he powered his effort just inside the left post.

With the score now at 3-2, Savannah Primary were under intense pressure and didn’t help matters as they continued to give up possession in their own half. Truth For Youth’s Oscar Hernanadez took advantage of some sloppy play from Savannah’s defenders and levelled the score at 3-3 in the 47th minute.

With 12 minutes to go, both teams pushed forward in search of the winner only to find goalkeepers Satiah Miller for Truth For Youth and Justin Miller from Savannah Primary unbeatable between the posts.

In the earlier Under 9 game in Group A, it was Savannah Primary 6 vs. Truth For Youth 0.

In Group B, South Sound Schools continued their unbeaten run as the Under 9 team defeated Red Bay Primary 2-0 thanks to goals from Reese Cooper in the 24th minute and Jake Powers in the 48th minute.

In the Under 11 match-up, South Sound completed the double over Red Bay Primary 3-1 with two goals from Aiden Cassidy and single strike from Aiden Hew. Noel Squire replied for Red Bay Primary.

In other games played in Group B, it was Bodden Town Primary 2 vs. NorthEast Schools 2 (Under 9), Bodden Town Primary 1 vs. NorthEast Schools 0 (Under 11), Prospect Primary 3 vs. Triple C 0 (Under 9) and Prospect Primary 7 vs. Triple C 1 (Under 11).

The 2013/2014 CUC PFL regular season concludes this weekend with Sir John A. Cumber Primary vs. Cayman International School (West Bay Town Hall Field) and St. Ignatius Prep vs. Savannah Primary (St. Ignatius) in Group A. In Group B, it’s NorthEast Schools vs. Red Bay Primary (Donovan Rankine Field in East End); Cayman Prep vs. South Sound Schools (Cayman Prep) and Bodden Town Primary vs. Prospect Primary (Bodden Town).

The 2013/2014 CUC PFL Playoffs are scheduled to begin on Saturday, November 30 at the Annex Field.




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