Scholars not ready to wobble

Scholars International have only dropped two points in their seven games so far this season and that was when they drew 2-2 with Tigers last Sunday.

Championship class

Championship class: Scholars, back row from left, Jermaine Whacky Dip Brown (capt), Fabian Malcolm, Enkumba Brown, Nikolai Hill, Roy Forbes, Lorenzo Brown. Front: Romeo Thomas, Nahun Rodriguez, Morris Brown, Leon Whittaker, Christopher Piert. Photo: Ron Shillingford

Scholars are still in the lead with 19 points, George Town are in second place with 12 points, then Elite who have won their last two on 11, Tigers, Sunset and Bodden Town on eight each, Future on seven and Roma on four.

Defending champions Elite meets Tigers at the G Haig Bodden Play Field in Bodden Town this Sunday at 5pm as the Cayman Islands Football Association Premier League competition continues at two venues. At 7pm Bodden Town meet George Town on their home ground.

The other games will be played at the TE McField Sports Complex (Annex) where Future face Scholars International at 5pm and Sunset face Roma at 7pm.

Last weekend Future clipped Sunset 1-0 at the Annex and Roma drew 1-1 with George Town while Elite edged Bodden Town 1-0 at the Ed Bush Stadium and Scholars were tamed by the Tigers at the West Bay venue.

Meanwhile, the Cayman Islands Football Association in collaboration with Technical Director Carl Brown is inviting to train for trials for selection on the national senior men’s team which begins preparations for the 2010 Digicel Caribbean Championship Qualifiers commencing in March 2010.

National team trials began last week and will continue every Wednesday and Fridays at the National Stadium, the Truman Bodden Sport Complex. Starting time is 6:30pm.

Invited players are Ramon Sealy, Abijah Rivers, Dexter Benliss, Leighton Elliott, Leon Whittaker, Rene Carter, Donald Solomon, Jermaine Brown, Mario Dinall, Andre McFarlane, Luigi Hernandez, Dave McLaughlin, Paul Brown, Oniel Taylor, Ian Lindo, Hank Parchment, Jason Ebanks, Jedd Ebanks, Jairo Sanchez, Nicholas Ebanks, Lorenzo Brown, Roderick Pearson, James Ebanks, Richard Grant, Donavan Godet, Derrin Ebanks, Tex Whitelocke, Theron Wood, Mark Ebanks, Gabriel Godet and Alejandro Ruiz.

The Cayman Islands national team had their last real competition in October last year in the second stage of this competition when they were knocked out of the finals in the ‘Group of Death’ in Guadeloupe. They faced Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz in another international game played here in June and lost 2-1.