Can Future SC get past neighbours Scholars International FC in the return leg semi finals of the 2008-2009 Cayman Islands Football Association Digicel Knock-Out competition this Sunday?
They meet at 7pm at the Annex Play Field in George Town?
In the first leg played at the Ed Bush Stadium last month, Future lost 2-0 to a charging Scholars international who secured their advantage from the first half.
Scholars scorers were Lorenzo Brown and Leon Whittaker.
Head Coach of Scholars International Antonio Smith said that it’s no secret that these players from Future are youngsters and playing well but Scholars International would have to be sleeping to allow them to come from a 2-0 score line and score three clear goals on them this Sunday.
‘Basically we know that Future is a good young team but to get three clear goals on Sunday to reach this final over us we would definitely have to be sleeping,’ Smith said.
‘We will not be giving up at this stage we lost out to George Town at the semis last season after a tough fight but we will not give up this time. We have made a few changes to our tactics which will remain a secret until Sunday when we play.
‘The team is not at its peak now due to some unavoidable injuries but the substitutes are playing tremendously well.
‘I expect a tough game come Sunday at the Annex in this return leg as all teams always aspire to beat Scholars International.
‘We are preparing very hard for this game and it will be a team effort with the eleven players on the pitch doing their part to reach the final and beyond.’
Future SC Head Coach Roy ‘Huta’ Ebanks said: ‘Football is an unpredictable game the ball is round. We can score two goals and get back into the game that is not beyond us. I am proud of my team they are a great set of youngsters and have played well after being together for just two seasons,’ Huta said.
‘Future is a young team compared to Scholars International who has been together for several seasons. I am proud of my players and we are training hard to face Scholars International this weekend.’
Future made it to the semis of the competition for the first time and Scholars International has held this title before.
George Town will face Elite in the opening game at 5:00pm. These return leg finals are well worth watching on Sunday evening at the Annex.