Latinos into semis with BT

Latinos and Bodden Town are into the semi- finals of the Cayman Islands Football Association) FA Cup after defeating Academy and Tigers respectively last Sunday.

First Division Bodden Town FC whipped Premier League team Tigers FC 4-1 to earn their place in the semis played after the official opening of the newly refurbished G.Haig Bodden Play Field in Bodden Town last Sunday.

The Elbert McLean coached team was more than a match for the Tigers who although playing well could not get even with the young Bodden Town boys.

Marvin Twyne graced the score sheet with his 24th minute goal after a build up on the right flank which he crossed into the back of the net.

Kareem James was next on target two minutes later when he latched on to a ball that rebounded after it was kicked towards goal by the awesome Charlo McLean.

Tigers would not lay down dead and in the 42nd minute managed to build up a play in the middle and on entering the Bodden Town defense line caught them napping and placed one past multi-talented custodian Ramoon Sealy. This goal came off the boots of Everton Parker ending the first half 2-1.

In the second half Tigers came out with a different game plan and held off the Bodden Town boys while trying to penetrate their half to get the equaliser. This was not to be so as Bodden Town took the game to 3-1 with a goal from Charlo McLean the big man in mid field in the 79th minute.

James completed his double in the 84th minute putting the icing on the cake with a shot taken after controlling and dribbled the ball inside the box past the Tigers defenders.

With only the keeper to beat James made his mark for the fourth goal.

Coach McLean said that he was proud of his team who stuck to the game plan, were committed and prepared for the game.

‘Bodden Town placed a lot of hard work into this game, the preparations were extensive they were committed and stuck to the game plan. This is what has made the team so very successful so far this season.

‘We are not afraid of any team at the moment and will welcome any team in the semis.’

Meanwhile, at the Annex Latinos got the clincher from the penalty spot after a tough game against Fosters First Division team Academy which was 0-0 for eighty seven minutes.

It was substitute Alfredo Challenger who made the difference after Referee Mitchell St Clair pointed to the penalty spot resulting from the handling of a ball in the penalty box by an Academy defender.

This was all Latinos could get and all they needed to reach the semis of the FA Cup, a title which they have held in the past.

Elite and Sunset are the other FA Cup semi-finalists.

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