This Sunday, Cayman’s football fans will be treated to yet another Western Union FC vs. Scholars International showdown at the George Town Annex.
Both teams made it through the FA Cup semifinal round with flying colours last weekend. Scholars beat out Future FC 2-nil to move forward while Western Union gave Roma United a solid 3-nil thrashing.
Both teams met two weekends ago for the Foster’s National League final, and Western Union walked away with the title. Scholars International Head Coach Antonio Smith says he intends to stop Western Union from taking both titles this season.
Having never won the league title he thinks Western Union may have been ‘hungrier’ for the title on May 16th.
‘This game will be a totally different game from the last. Scholars will definitely dominate the match… we do not intend to go into penalties this time,’ Mr. Smith says.
He says his players have been working to correct the mistakes that were made the last time they met Western Union.
It is true that Western Union has risen from a position where they may have been considered the ‘underdogs’ to relative prominence on the field. Head Coach Jocelyn Morgan has taken a slow patient route that has more than born fruit for his team this season.
He thinks that being more or less the new kid on the block, his team will have to play a more offensive game. ‘In preparing for any match we take everything seriously, especially since our opponents are accustomed to winning championships. We plan to come out attacking and counter attacking. Our preparation is on target, we have a couple injuries but we are recouping. Come Sunday we will be ready,’ he says.
The raffle for the all-expense paid trip to the Gold Cup Finals on 9 July in Miami will be drawn during half-time of the match.