Elite chase more silverware

The Ed Bush Stadium in West Bay is the place to be when Elite meet East end in the quarter finals of the Cayman Islands Football Association FA Cup in the feature game.

That starts at 7pm. In the 5pm game at the same venue Tigers face young Bodden Town for a place in the semis.

Elite fresh off their season’s first defeat to Sunset last Sunday in the Premier League will be trying to erase that blemish and advance to their second finals.

Elite are dominating the Premier League and swept Scholars aside in the Digicel Cup final, winning 4-1 so there is a feeling of being untouchable by the youngsters at present. Sunset shattered that attitude but they’re likely to have refocused for Sunday.

East End are in third place in the Foster’s First Division competition and are playing good football. Elite on the other hand have set the pace leading the point standings of the CIFA Premier League and copped their first silver ware, the Digicel Cup on Ash Wednesday.

Elite are young and strong and with the presence of Rene Carter, Calvin Jefford, Jairo Sanchez, Abijah Rivers and the lethal Donavan Godet are favoured to get the better of East End.

However, this is a knock out competition and anything can happen. The fact that Elite are heavily favoured will make this game more interesting as underdogs always try extra hard to create an upset.

East End boosted by the likes of Carson Fagan, Kemar Sanderson, Rico Bodden and Marvin Grant could give Elite a run for this semi-final slot.

Coach Gregory Ebanks said that his team will be putting behind their recent defeat.

‘We are putting behind our loss to Sunset last week so as to stay focused on this FA Cup quarter finals,’ Ebanks said.

‘This is a First Division team and they will be coming at us hard as we are a Premier League team. These players will see this as an opportunity to prove themselves against us, I expect a tough game.’

The game between Tigers and Bodden Town is very hard to predict as Bodden Town top the Foster’s First Division League.

Bodden Town with ace forward Theron Wood who netted four goals in the preliminary rounds against Cayman Athletics, could be the danger man in Tigers way.

Bodden Town have a good team of youngsters who have been playing together for several seasons they have jelled and are a force to reckon with in all aspects.

Tigers are more senior and have their method of playing the game. The question is can Carlos Powery, Everton Parker, Carlos Garcia and the skilful Kirk ‘Bizzy Signal’ make it past the defense line of Bodden Town led by the lanky Kareem James backed by the multi-talented Ramon Sealy.

All of these questions can only be answered on Sunday when all roads lead to the Ed Bush Stadium for great football action.

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