George Town Sports Club just barely got by Latinos FC this past weekend to secure their spot in the CIFA Foster’s National League semi-final round.
Both teams finished their zone and cross-zone matches with 32 points a piece, but George Town moved ahead of the competition by virtue of their results against Latinos earlier this season. George Town drew their match against Latinos 1 all in January and beat the team 1-0 on April 2nd.
This means that George Town SC will meet arch rivals Money Express yet again in a head to head as they fight for one of two positions in the Foster’s League Final. Both teams have already had to battle for the CIFA Digicel Cayman Cup earlier this season, with Money Express walking away the victors.
This will be George Town’s last opportunity at a cup in the senior men’s competitions for 2005-06, having been knocked out of contention for the FA Cup on March 19th by North Side SC.
On the other hand, Money Express has been doing very well this season winning all but three of their 20+ matches.
Marlon Elwin, team captain and defender for Money Express feels that his team is in an excellent position, especially since they’ve strategically played themselves into the semi-final rounds for both the FA Cup and Foster’s National League. ‘Our aim is to get both cups,’ he said.
‘Coming up against GTSC is something great. We are not confident that we can just overpower them…but it gives us an ease since we’ve played them twice before.’ He boldly declared, ‘We know how to beat George Town. We know their weak points and we’ll be targeting them with a passion.’
Midfielder for George Town Sports Club Anthony Ramoon says he thinks the team is coming into this leg of the competition with more determination and resolve than when they met Money Express before.
‘No disrespect to Money Express but we allowed them to slip through the cracks. They played well and we were having a bad day – we didn’t do ourselves Justice.’
This time around, however, he believes the team has an excellent opportunity at making a statement. ‘Due to the fact that it’s been a while since we have won a major competition we are ready to do whatever it takes. We have a good chance of beating Money Express.’
The CIFA Foster’s National League Semi-final (Final Four) first leg is scheduled for May 6th and 7th in Bodden Town. Scholars International will face off with Roma United and George Town SC with Roma United and George Town SC with Money Express.