The CUC Primary Football League playoffs reached the semi final stage on Saturday 7 February. The top four teams in each of the four cup competitions squared up in the first knockout phase, with the winners progressing to the finals this weekend.
In the under 9 Consolation Cup, undefeated Cayman International School entered the competition as the top seed and would take on Savannah Primary, who had won only one game during the playoff phase. However, Savannah surprised as they held the International School to a 0-0 draw in regulation time. The game was eventually decided on penalties, with International school emerging as 2-0 winner and progressing to the final.
In the other semi final, George Town Primary took on Grace Wesleyan in a game dominated by George Town. Wesleyan put up a good fight, but found itself overpowered by George Town, who claimed a 7-1 victory.
In the under 9 Champions Cup, first seed John A. Cumber took on number four Bodden Town Primary. Unexpectedly it was Bodden Town who drew first blood and John A Cumber was never able to recover, as Bodden Town claimed an upset 2-0 win.
The semi final between St. Ignatius Prep and Truth for Youth was a closely contested affair, with the teams locked at 2-2 at the end of regulation time. Even the penalty shootout was close, but in the end it was Truth for Youth who claimed it 5-4.
In the under 11 Consolation Cup undefeated Bodden Town took on number four seed Grace Wesleyan. Bodden Town lived up to its top billing as it claimed a 4-1 victory over a game Wesleyan side.
In the other semi final, Truth for Youth took on Savannah Primary in another closely contested game. Locked at 1-1 at the end of regulation time, the game went down to penalties, with Truth for Youth claiming a 3-2 win.
Both games in the under 11 Champions Cup promised to be a hard fought affairs, as the teams were all closely spaced on the log after the playoff stage.
Top seed Cayman International School took on number four seed St. Ignatius Prep in a very tough battle. With the teams locked at 2-2 after regulation play, it was down to penalties, with the International School eventually claiming the win 5-4.
The second semi was just as hotly contested as George Town Primary took on Cayman Prep. Both teams defended very well and the game presented limited scoring opportunities. However, George Town managed to make the most of those opportunities as they squeaked a 1-0 win.
This Saturday will see the teams battle it out for league supremacy as George Town takes on Cayman International School at 9:00am for the under 9 Consolation Cup, while John A. Cumber and St. Ignatius Prep will battle it out for third place in the under 9 Champions Cup.
At 10:00am Truth for Youth will take on Bodden Town Primary for the under 9 Champions Cup, with the under 9 trophy presentation scheduled for 11:00am.
The under 11 Consolation Cup final between Truth for Youth and Bodden Town Primary will be contested at 12:00pm, along with the under 11 Champions Cup third place playoff between St. Ignatius Prep and Cayman Prep.
The under 11 Champions Cup will be contested at 1:30pm between George Town Primary and Cayman International School, with the under 11 trophy presentation taking place at 2:30pm.
All games will be played at the Annex.