Elite want the lot

The stage is set for this Sunday at the Annex when Elite, the Cayman Islands Football Association imminent Premier League champions and Digicel Cup winners face Sunset in the semi-finals of the FA Cup.

It’s at the TE McField Annex Play Field in George Town at 7:00pm.

At 5:00pm at the same venue the youngsters of Bodden Town will encounter seasoned contenders Latinos.

Elite are the runaway leaders of the Premier League with 41 points with three games left to complete the fixtures.

To date Sunset has been the only team to upset the odds and beat the brilliant Elite in a keenly contested game which ended 2-1.

Rene Carter, who plays defensive midfield for Elite, will be out of the game after been sent to the showers in the game against Future last weekend.

This is a serious blow, however, with the supreme talent of the rest of the team technical director Gregory Ebanks expects his side to gain revenge.

Sunset on the other hand boosted by captain and national defender Tom Elliot and the always dangerous Brown duo of Chris and Eric could very well be the answer to what Sunset needs in their quest for the last silverware left up for grabs this season.

Certainly, this game will be a tough one. It will be like a final as both teams will battle hard.

Greg Ebanks said: ‘Taking into consideration the results of our previous encounters it’s clear that Sunset are no walk over. It’s going to be a very competitive game and bearing in mind their aspirations in reaching the finals I will have to prepare my team to counteract this force.

‘I have lost one of my key players who has played a pivotal role in the team’s success so far. He is out on disciplinary charges, but this will not deter us from the winning route we are on. I will be working hard to prepare my team and come Sunday we will do our best to get pass Sunset.’

Meanwhile, Sunset’s head coach Paul Macey is just as confident about getting into the finals.

‘We look forward to the game and know that it will be a very tight encounter,’ Macey said. ‘It’s now or never for us and with our good luck charm at the game perhaps this will be a night to remember.

‘It’s always on my mind that we have not won the FA Cup and we hope to have an opportunity to put that right.

‘Elite are obviously a very good side but we are very confident and will be prepared.’

Latinos have held this title before and will face Bodden Town who have never held it before.