The boys from the west, John A. Cumber Primary, wrapped-up the inaugural CUC sponsored Primary Football League ‘B’ and ‘A’ titles with a draw and win respectively against the battling Crusaders from Triple C this past weekend.
With results from other games going their way, John A. Cumber’s ‘B’ team secured the title with a hard-fought 2-2 draw. Goal scorers for John A. Cumber were Tevin Yen and Jowan Ebanks, with Jean-Paul South and Romario Dixon replying for Triple C. In the feature game and needing a victory to bring their winning tally to an even 10 games out of 11, the West Bayer’s ‘A’ team dominated the opposition with a pair of goals each for Nicholas Bush and Waldemir Jackson, and a solitary strike from Jermaine Wilson. The unlucky Triple C’ers had no answer against the defending champions’ firepower although what they lacked in talent, they made up for with heart. Credit the Crusaders who fought on valiantly until the final whistle.
Following the ‘B’ teams earlier 2-2 draw with Triple C, word filtered through to the John A. Cumber coaching staff that rivals George Town Primary ‘A’ were leading 2-0 over second-placed St. Ignatius ‘A’, the only other team capable of winning the League. By halftime, and leading 5-0, Coach Smith was notified of George Town Primary’s 3-2 victory but being the experienced coach he is, John A. Cumber’s leader maintained his composure and sent his troops out knowing his team were champions if his players could stick to the task of winning this final game. Triple C battled on but to no avail as the final whistle sounded, elation for the newly crowned ‘A’ and ‘B’ League champions and their supporters as shouts of ‘champions, champions’ resonated across the Triple C campus.
Congratulations to John A. Cumber Primary who performed admirably throughout the season. Congratulations also to the coaches and supporters who were instrumental during their boys’ run to the titles.
At press time, the runners-up and third place spots in both leagues were up for grabs with a few teams still in contention. A full report on the final League standings will follow.