With their victories this past weekend over opponents Academy SC and Bodden Town FC respectively, Money Express and Roma United have qualified for the Foster’s National League semi-final round which kicks-off on Saturday May 6th, 2006.
The two teams have locked out all other possible entrants from the Eastern Zone, topping their zone with matches to spare. Money Express still has two matches remaining prior to the semi-final round while Roma has one.
That leaves just one spot in the Western Zone which could very well be captured as soon as this coming weekend.
For George Town SC it could be as simple as winning their next match. Future FC, though currently holding second place in the zone, has exhausted all their chances achieving a maximum of 29 points for this season. Both George Town and Latinos, each having 28 and 26 points respectively, still have two matches remaining prior to the semi final round.
Money Express has already had to battle Latinos and George Town for the Digicel Cayman Cup title this season. Fans wait eagerly to see whether or not Money Express will have to face their old rivals again and if they still have what it takes to keep them out of the game. Team Manager Atheston Watts declared some time ago that the team is after all three cups this season – one down (CIFA Digicel Cayman Cup), two to go.
Robert Sairsingh, President for Roma United says his team is elated to be in this position, ‘Our achievement has come about from a lot of hard work and a renewed sense of discipline and dedication.’
Player/coach Lennox White, who has been working along side Head Coach Vincent ‘Teddy’ Mitchell for most of the season, says that Roma United had decided early that they needed at least one cup this season.
‘We had set our sights on the Foster’s League Cup but our efforts have paid off a little earlier.’ He mentioned that beating Money Express two weeks ago has been a huge motivator for his players.