Sunset close in on Elite

Sunset FC returned to winning ways on Sunday in the Cayman Islands Football Association Premier League competition.


Whitelocke played in goal for George Town.
Photo: Ron Shillingford

Sunset defeated Future SC 2-0 at the Ed Bush Stadium in West Bay.

The young Future were no match to the big guys from Sunset who clearly used their size to out do the smaller but hard running Future players.

Sunset went ahead in the 33rd minute when Roy Forbes beat two defenders and blasted home just before half time.

The second half saw Future creating chances but just could not get past Sunset’s keeper.

After a session of intense action Sunset struck again with a goal from Gareth Thacker who picked up a cross from Eric Brown and capitalized on a defensive error in Future’s box, in the 72nd minute to land his team a well earned victory.

Elite struggled with Tigers to share points at the same venue.

Elite who still maintain top position, had to come from behind to draw 2-2 with Tigers who evidently gave the home side a big surprise.

Everton Parker sent Tigers ahead in the 19th minute and Elite equalized in the 45th minute through Hank Parchment.

In the 61st minute Tigers were again in the driver’s seat with their second strike. Coach Greg Ebanks got on his feet and did all he could to guide his team from the technical area.

As was expected, tough Elite settled down and in the 80th minute managed to equalize ending the game 2-2 and saving themselves from their first defeat.

Over at the Annex in George Town Scholars International maintained their winning ways to brush aside Latinos 4-2 in the feature game at 7pm.

Scholars International took the lead with a goal from the skilful Nahun Rodriquez in the 25th minute. Twelve minutes later Jose Bush levelled the score by slipping one past veteran keeper Colin ‘Dougie’ Rowe.

Three minutes into the second half Victor Chicas scored for Latinos.

Scholars head coach Antonio Smith immediately made two substitutions. This took the game to another level with the spectators enjoying a feast of good football.

In the 69th minute Fabian Malcolm netted the first of his double for the evening levelling the score again.

Scholars International took over the game after that forcing Latinos to go into extra drive to keep their opponents at bay.

This was impossible as Scholars had to send a message to their mainly Spanish speaking opponents. In 89th minute national representative O’Neil Taylor placed one into the pigeon hole and one minute later Malcolm completed his double ending.

The opening game between George Town and Roma at the same venue ended in a 0-0 stalemate.

George Town with the absence of Lee Ramoon and keeper Clay Coleman could not find the net. Roma tried but could not get past utility player Tex Whitlocke who made is debut in goal for the season.

Elite are still leading with 19 points, Scholars International are on 18, Sunset 17, George Town 15, Future are on ten, Latinos on eight Roma on six and Tigers at the bottom with five points.