Smith’s bright Future

Future Sporting Club had a double celebration over the weekend when two boys teams won the FA Cup.

The Under-14 and U16 Boys were celebrating long and loud at the North Side playing field on Saturday.

The U14s out played the Catholics boys to win 3-1. A job well done by the boys and only girl in the side, Shaleaso Barnett. She had a superb game as sweeper alongside Aaron Farrington.

Rhuel Smith coached the side and two-goal hero Oliver Smith was the MVP.

The U16s on the other hand had a much tougher game, after full regulation time of 80 minutes the score 0-0.

Emmanuel Brown put Cayman Athletics ahead in extra time.

The turning point was when Future’s main goal scorer Norman Williams entered the game in the second half of extra time. Jordan Ebanks made no mistake in converting the goal to equalise.

A minute or so later Williams scored the winning goal. Future U18 play their FA Cup semi at North Side on Saturday against Elite, at 6pm.

The U14 victory was a sweet one because Catholic beat them to the league title.

Coach Smith said: ‘We did well because we played according to our plan, with a 4-4-2 formation. The captain Jermaine Wilso, he marshalled the midfield well with Oliver Smith who scored two goals.

‘Oliver’s first goal was excellent. The ball came across and he tapped it in, one time. His second goal was a penalty.’

Smith, 12, has ambitions of being a pro footballer. He recently had trials at Chelsea, during the Easter break. ‘Oliver is a very good player,’ added Smith. ‘He follows instructions well.

‘Most of this side will still be under 14 next season and they’ll play U16 too. I’m not sure if I’ll be coaching them again next season because of other commitments. I coached most of these boys in primary school for two years and filled in this year for another coach.’

Smith is also a cricket umpire. ‘We should have won the league but had a little problem against the same team with an own goal.

‘But we came back, formatted our strategies and played according to plan. We could have scored 10 goals. We outplayed them completely and even missed a penalty and there were one or two misunderstandings.’

Tareek Gardner scored Future’s other goal and Jonathon Roe got Catholic’s.

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