With still no sponsor on board, the Cayman Islands Football Association Premier League competition moves into high gear this Sunday after the festive break with four games at two venues
Latinos who had a easy win over Tigers at the Annex during their last encounter three weeks ago, will face bottom of the table team Roma at the Ed Bush at 5pm while second placed team Sunset face leaders Elite at 7pm.
At the Annex a rejuvenated George Town take on the youthful Futures SC at 5pm and Tigers battle with Scholars International at 7pm.
Head Coach of Sunset Paul Macey after losing to George Town in their last outing said that his team performed well despite the absence of some of his key players and should have gotten something out of the game.
‘George Town caused us a lot of problems but we looked dangerous on the break and I think a draw would have been a fair result.’
Gregory Ebanks Technical Director of Elite said that when a team is at the top all the teams aspire to defeat that team or share the points with them.
‘Sunset knows how important it is to get back to the top of the table. They are very disciplined and organized.
‘The other good feature of Sunset is that they train very hard and are motivated. Elite is in training and as long as we maintain good standings it will be just another game for the team to go out and play good football.’
National representative and ace Elite forward of Elite Calvin Jefford said: ‘We hope to step up our game plan for this game in order to keep top position on the league table.
‘This game will be like a final as both teams will be playing hard to keep the first place.
‘This will be a tough game. Sunset have their way of keeping ball possession and passing the ball around effectively. We will not be worried about that we are just going to take the field and play hard to win.’
‘The Premier League is a tough one; there is a lot more competition in these games. It is getting more and more competitive in every game. Every team has improved and playing better football.’
Meanwhile, Women United and Future SC are on top of the Girls Under 17 season competition with six points each form two games.
Stingray and Elite share three points each while Catholic are still on zero.
Games resume on Wednesday January 7 when Women United tackle Elite at the Annex play field.
Somali Hall of Women United is the leading goal scorer with three while Jessica Ebanks of Elite, Tacita Berry and Alyssa Chin of Women United and Shamelle Frederick of Future SC are on two each.