Schools cup competitions reach their final stages at the Outpost Field in George Town this weekend. Four matches will be played from 9am, one after the other.
The finals are at Under-9 level for the Consolation Cup and Champions Cup and the same trophies will be contested at U-11 level. There were some thrilling encounters on Saturday in the semis. One of them was provided by Truth For Youth who beat Bodden Town Primary 2-1. One of Truth’s stars was Arin Taylor, the nine-year-old left-footer with a magical touch and clinical finishing skills.
Neil Murray, CUC’s co-ordinator of schools football and regular referee, knows schoolboy talent better than most. He said: ‘Arin played well last season and he’s continuing on this season. He’s very good at reading the game and playing wide. He’s got the overall talent and seems to know where to go, shows good passing and always knows what to do with the ball. He’s a good prospect. He plays Under-11 too so is one to watch for the future.’
Another nine-year-old with great left foot skills is Kray Foster, the gifted St Ignatius kid who scored two classy goals as Catholic beat Prospect Primary also 2-1 in the U-9 Champions Cup. Foster’s first was a shot from close range after a great build up on the right. His second was pure genius as he weaved through Prospect defenders to fire home low and hard. His celebratory somersault was impressive too.