Carridice’s hat-trick keeps North Side happy

North Side remains on top of the point standings of the Cayman Islands Fosters First Division competition after coming from behind to defeat Scholars International 4-1 last Saturday in their first game for 2009 played at the Annex Play Field in George Town.

George Evans netted the lone goal for Scholars International as early in the 10th minute.

This only alerted the obviously fit North Side team. This game turned into an evening of great football which ended in 4-1.

Lennox Carridice was the Man-of-the-Match scoring a hat-trick within thirty five minutes and Gary McIntosh netted one.

After Evans took the lead for Scholars International in the 10th minute McIntosh erased that score line in the 30th minute to level the score at 1-1.

Two minutes later it was 2-1 in favour of North Side when Carridice netted his first goal to end the first half 2-1.

Scholars International regrouped and came out trying very hard to keep the North Side team at bay but became lackadaisical in the defense line allowing the North Side team to control the midfield and penetrate their defense line.

In the 65th minute it was Carridice again who found the back of the net and two minutes later completed his triple.

Scholars International tried but just could not get back into the game which ended 4-1.

In the other games played at the Ed Bush Stadium on Saturday as well East end beat Sunset 2-0.

Marvin Grant scored in the 5th minute and Carson Fagan in the 17th.

Elite beat Academy 2-1.

Scoring for Elite were Michael McLaughlin in the 16th minute and Jordan Thompson in the 63rd minute while Adrian Lewis scored the lone goal for Academy in the 19th minute.

This is the first season of this competition as the eight top teams in last season’s national league were promoted to the CIFA Premier League.

North Side now leads with 15 points, Bodden Town are next with 12, Scholars International and Sunset has seven points each, East End has six and Elite and Academy have three each.