Playoff time for government football league

This week sees the final stages of football for Cayman’s civil servants.

With Shakeina Bush saving the day for Customs, things are looking quite interesting as the playoffs move on tonight.

Customs hope Shakeina continues to play well or someone else steps up as the squad plays the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority at 6:30pm at the Annex football field.

Both clubs finished the short, five-game season near each other in the standings.

Customs finished third in the regular season with a 3-2 record. A telling stat was that the club was outscored by its opponents.

Customs scored five goals while giving up eight goals. Yet the club managed two shutout victories.

On the other hand the Monetary Authority finished right behind them in fourth place at 2-1-2.

The side had no shortage of offense as it netted 11 goals (most in the competition) while giving up seven goals.

The regular season standings showed quite a logjam. Three teams (Fire, Environmental Health and Customs) finished atop the league with identical records.

From there Monetary Authority and Police both had 2-1-2 marks with Prison in last at 0-2-3.

Tonight’s playoff game comes after the post-season started on Sunday.

The Annex was host to a playoff double-header as Her Majesty’s Prison took on the Fire department while the Royal Cayman Islands Police service battled the Department of Environmental Health.

From here, the second round of the playoffs takes place this Sunday at 6:30pm at the Annex.

The championship match then goes in the books next Wednesday at 6:30pm at the Annex.

Deputy Director for Sports Collin Anglin says this year’s league has been ultra-competitive.

‘This has proved to be the most exciting finish any government league has seen. Only one point separated five different teams.

‘All of the teams have lost at least two games and at this point, it’s still anyone’s game.’

For more information on the league log on to www.departmentofsports.com

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